‘Tis the Season to Be Active!

Take advantage of the holidays to enjoy family outdoor time, admire the winter landscape or simply stretch your legs during a long walk on Mount Royal. You’ll find a host of free or inexpensive activities that will please the nature or winter sports enthusiasts in your environment!

Our Wishes for the New Year: Safe and People-Friendly Access Roads

On November 30, in a brief submitted to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM), Les amis de la montagne presented recommendations for the safe and convivial redevelopment of the Remembrance / Camillien-Houde axis in keeping with the Mount Royal Heritage Site. To date, the public consultation on Mount Royal access roads has been the most popular in the history of the OCPM, mobilizing a record number of participants. The significant attention garnered by this consultation is proof that the public’s interest in the future of Mount Royal and its access roads is far from waning.

What’s Open, What’s Not in Mount Royal Park

During the holidays, Mount Royal is the perfect place to explore its wooded trails, skate on the ice rink or go tobogganing! Check the opening hours of the public buildings, outdoor installations and visitor services before setting out. This way, you’ll know whether you can lace up your skates in the Beaver Lake Pavilion or warm up in Smith House or the Mount Royal Chalet.

Working Together for a Greener Mountain

Les amis de la montagne relies on citizen engagement to fulfil our mission of protecting Mount Royal. Indeed, we are lucky to be supported by a vast community committed to preserving this beloved green space. Faced with issues such as climate change and the proliferation of invasive non-native pests, the mountain’s biodiversity needs a helping hand now more than ever.

Pilot Project: Next Steps

If you live in or have recently visited Montréal, you might have noticed that it is once again possible to drive from one side of Mount Royal to the other since the end of October. The pilot project blocking car transit traffic on Remembrance / Camillien-Houde might be over, but public consultation work is still going strong. Find out what’s happening next.

Les amis de la montagne Welcomes a New Executive Director

Like the nature around us, our team of dedicated individuals changes over time. After 26 years at the helm of Les amis de la montagne during which she championed the cause of Mount Royal, Executive Director Sylvie Guilbault passes on the torch to Hélène Panaïoti, an outstanding communicator and seasoned manager.

The Mountain in Pictures: Winners of the 2018 Edition

For the 9th year in a row, we invited amateur and professional photographers to submit their best pictures of Mount Royal in our annual photo contest dedicated to the mountain!

When Projects Transcend the Mountain

The recent proposal to hold a downhill ski world cup on Mount Royal in 2020 generated a lot of reaction in the press. As a non-profit dedicated to the protection and improvement of Mount Royal, Les amis de la montagne pays close attention to this type of development project that could jeopardize the public areas and green spaces of the territory.

Access to Mount Royal: Imagining a Future Inspired by Landscape Connectivity

Les amis de la montagne, in partnership with the McGill Schools of Architecture and Urban Planning, invite you to a public forum on innovative repurposing of roadways to ensure the safety for different types of users by strengthening landscape connectivity.

Enjoy Mount Royal Park Without a Trace!

Fetch your sweaters, windbreakers and closed shoes! Fall is the perfect time to spend a quiet afternoon in Mount Royal Park for a picnic or other outdoor fun. Here are some tips inspired by 7 Leave No Trace principles so that you can enjoy nature without leaving a trace. No matter the season or the weather, we all can do our part to help protect and improve Mount Royal!
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