In such uncertain times, Les amis de la montagne continues to ensure the protection and conservation of Mount Royal and the well-being of the large community of visitors who frequent it. In accordance with directives issued by the Government of Quebec, the City of Montréal is applying certain measures in Mount Royal Park in order to contribute to efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19.

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Mount Royal Park remains open with the following restrictions to ensure the health and safety of visitors.

What is closed:
  • Parking lots at Beaver Lake, Smith House and Camillien-Houde Belvedere
  • Smith House 
  • The Mount Royal Chalet and Beaver Lake Pavilion (access to restrooms is maintained for park users)
  • The Café des Amis in the Beaver Lake Pavilion, Mount Royal Chalet and Smith House 
  • The "La salamandre" playground 
  • The main staircase leading from Peel St. to the Kondiaronk Belvedere and the summit of Mount Royal*
  • The Quartier géneral Incendie Montréal park entrance
*People wishing to make their way to the summit from Peel St. are asked to take Le Serpentin Path and Olmsted Path, making sure to respect the social distancing measures in effect.

An increased police presence in the park ensures compliance with the safety directives issued by the public health authorities.

In a bid to support the park’s exceptional biodiversity which is getting ready for spring, visitors are urged to avoid off-trail walking. They are also asked to avoid forest trails, which are fragile at this time of the year and too narrow to allow adequate distance between park users.

Les amis de la montagne, always on duty even from afar

Les amis de la montagne continues to provide full information services to park users by emailsocial media and on our website, but have postponed or cancelled the following programs and services until further notice:
  • Educational activities in March, including the spring session of Forest School on the Mountain
  • The Mountain Clean-Up Day and all May: Mount Royal Month activities
  • Les amis de la montagne's outdoor equipment rental counter 
  • All volunteer activities in spring and summer
Please note that registration for Les amis de la montagne’s summer day camp has been suspended until further notice.

Updates will follow shortly regarding activities offered by Les amis de la montagne in the coming months according to the progress of the measures requested by the government. Please make sure to check the website and social media for updates.

For more information on Mount Royal Park, please contact the City of Montréal:
  • (514) 280-8989, from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Find out how to enjoy the park responsibly