The City of Montréal and Les amis de la montagne continue to ensure the highest public health measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19, while maintaining safe access to the mountain’s parklands. Mount Royal Park, in addition to our visitor welcome, gift shop and food and beverages services (take-out menu only), remain open and accessible to visitors wishing to enjoy an outing to the mountain. Note that during peak periods, public authorities reserve the right to limit or close access to parking lots next to Beaver Lake and Smith House.
As Montréal is at the "green zone” watch level, Les amis de la montagne's programming must continually adapt to current public health directives. Taking advantage of nature on the mountain remains possible as long as all respect health and safety rules! 

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Park User Services

  • As much as possible, physical distancing guidelines must be respected during sports and physical activities. Participants can come into contact or be in close proximity, if this is done briefly and infrequently.
  • Face masks are mandatory in all park buildings.
  • The welcome desk and boutique operated by Les amis de la montagne in Smith House is open every day, from 9 to 5 p.m. 
  • Visitors have access to restrooms in the Beaver Lake Pavilion, Mount Royal Chalet and Smith House parking lot. (Please note that no restrooms are available inside Smith House.) 
  • In order to maintain physical distancing, visitors are requested to respect one-way traffic inside buildings. Signage identifies entry and exit points. 

Café des Amis  

  • Mount Royal Chalet: Located next to the Kondiaronk Belvedere, this location offers a variety of drinks and snacks for take-out. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Beaver Lake Pavilion: Overlooking Beaver Lake, this location features a terrace* and offers visitors a wide selection of hot drinks and meals for take-out. It is also the pick-up point for picnic baskets and barbecue meals ordered in advance, on line at Open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Smith House: This former private residence is home to a café, in addition to other visitor services. It features a terrace* and offers a choice of drinks and light fare for take-out. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*Please note that all interior dining areas remain closed until further notice. Leashed dogs are allowed in the terrace/outdoor seating areas only.

Accessing Mount Royal Park

Before heading to the mountain by car, bicycle or public transit, we suggest you always check the condition or accessibility of roads leading to Mount Royal. Road works, sports events or other events might cause delays or street closures. Visit the following sites to better organize your trip: Info-Travaux (road construction) STM (public transportation) or Google Maps

Please note: "Active Sundays" are back this year, on Camillien-Houde Way. That means from June 27 to September 12, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Camillien-Houde Way is reserved for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, runners and other sports enthusiasts. Therefore, during this period the road is closed to motorized vehicles between Mount Royal Avenue and Smith House. Please note however, that a free shuttle service is offered every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from the Laurier metro station.

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.
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