As of Saturday, June 20, 2020, Les amis de la montagne once again welcomes visitors in Mount Royal Park and offers a variety of services to park users. In accordance with the most recent directives issued by the Government of Quebec, the City of Montréal and Les amis de la montagne continue to ensure public health measures in the park to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Please note that all park entrances and stairs are once again open to the general public, as is the Camillien-Houde Belvedere, which now features seating areas to enjoy the view!

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Park User Services

  • Parking lots next to Beaver Lake and Smith House are open since June 18.
  • The welcome desk and boutique operated by Les amis de la montagne in Smith House is open every day, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Visitors have access to restrooms in the Beaver Lake Pavilion and Mount Royal Chalet. (Please note that no restrooms are available in Smith House.) 
  • In order to maintain physical distancing, visitors are requested to respect one-way traffic inside buildings. Signage identifies entry and exit points. 

Programs and Activities on the Mountain

All of Les amis de la montagne's activities and programs have resumed in accordance with public health directives:

Café des Amis  

As of June 20, visitors wanting a drink, sandwich or salad have access to the Café des Amis in the Beaver Lake Pavilion and Mount Royal Chalet. A variety of drinks and cold dishes are available for take-out. 
  • The Café des Amis in the Mount Royal Chalet is open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday). Please note that the interior dining area remains closed until further notice. 
  • The Café des Amis at the Beaver Lake Pavilion is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m (7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday). Both the interior dining area and outdoor terrace are open (no table service). 
  • The Café des Amis in Smith House remains closed until further notice.
When picnicking in the park, why not bring a small plastic bag in order to throw your garbage away at home? It's a small gesture in the spirit of the Leave No Trace principles that makes a big difference for the mountain!

Accessing Mount Royal Park

  • All park entrances, stairs and parking lots are open to the general public.
  • Vehicles are prohibited on Camillien-Houde Way every Sunday from July 5 to September 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., as part of the City of Montréal’s Safe Active Transportation Circuits program. During these periods, access to the mountain’s parking lots and cemeteries is possible via Remembrance Road. A shuttle service is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the Mont-Royal metro station (with modified route).
In a bid to support the park’s exceptional biodiversity, visitors are urged to avoid off-trail walking. 

Stay tuned for park updates by checking this page and our social media on a regular basis.