Les amis de la montagne invites children between 0 and 9 years of age to experience unique activities in nature and enjoy the magnificent fall colours on the mountain!  Based on an alternative educational approach combining adventure, creativity, play and learning, Forest School on the Mountain activities allow kids to develop their curiosity and explore the mountain throughout the changing seasons.

Depending on the child’s age, you’ll accompany them as they discover Mount Royal or leave them in the capable hands of our experienced educators so that they play in nature and learn about the fauna and flora of the mountain.


For 0 to 5 year olds – Family Saturdays on Mount Royal

In partnership with the Table de la petite enfance d’Outremont (Outremont's Early Childhood Table), Les amis de la montagne invites families to reconnect with the environment by sharing a fun and relaxing moment in nature at the Outremont Summit. Activities provide learning adventures guided by the elements and seasons, awakening children’s curiosity and motor skills.

Schedule: The 5 sessions take place every second Saturday, from September 30 to November 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Outremont Summit, near the Edouard-Montpetit metro station.

Fare: $50 for ONE child with parent or $75 for a family with TWO or more children 

For 3 to 5 year olds – Parent-child program

Child and parent* discover the natural wonders of the mountain through games and stories that invite them to explore nature with their senses. Children learn to have fun and become comfortable in nature, no matter the weather.

Schedule: Sessions take place every Wednesday from September 27 to November 29, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fare: $120 per child for 10 sessions (complete season)or $75 per child for 5 sessions (no charge for accompanying parent)

* The parent or adult who accompanies the child can be a legal guardian, a tutor or another member of the family (grandparent, aunt, etc.)

For 5 to 7 year olds

Young explorers discover the diverse habitats of Mount Royal in playful manners, whether blindfolded or crawling on all fours, as they learn about the flora and fauna. This program sharpens their senses and awakens their natural instincts.

(For children who will normally be in kindergarten or in grade one during the 2017-2018 school year.)

Schedule: The 7 sessions take place every second Saturday, from September 16 to December 9, 2017, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Fare: $140 per child

For 7 to 9 year olds

Participants explore Mount Royal’s forests while nurturing their community spirit. Encouraged to lead their own experiences, they develop their connection with nature and learn to interact with the fauna and flora and act to protect it.

(For children who will normally be in grade two, three, or four during the 2017-2018 school year.)

Schedule: The 7 sessions take place every second Saturday, from September 16 to December 9, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Fare: $140 per child


Information: 514 843-8240 ext. 500

If you have questions about the registration process, please contact 514 843-8240 ext. 235 or
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