3 Good Reasons to Wait before Cleaning the Mountain

Since 1990, the Montréal community has gathered together every first Sunday of May to clean up the wooded areas of Mount Royal Park with Les amis de la montagne and the City of Montréal. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual tradition will not take place.

Press Pause for Spring

In this time of crisis and social distancing, why not press pause to connect with nature by looking for the first signs of spring around you? Éric Richard, scientific advisor with Les amis de la montagne, shares his tips for enjoying a springtime break safely at home, on your balcony or on a walk in your neighbourhood. The golden rule: make sure to breathe deeply and sharpen your senses. This will help you to relax, slow down and release your stress!

Let’s talk garbage!

Mount Royal is one of Montréal’s most popular locations. Its urban forest faces natural threats as well as the impacts of park visitation by several million people each year. Improving the management of waste, recyclables and organic matter is an effective way to improve the resilience of its green spaces.

Make an Evening of It!

Mount Royal is your one-stop destination for winter fun under the stars! Tobogganing, skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing all make for unforgettable moments with friends on the mountain. And if you need a little warmth, the Café des Amis overlooking Beaver Lake is a cozy place for drinks and food.

More Felling Operations to Control the Emerald Ash Borer

Even in winter, the emerald ash borer remains a matter of concern. Just as the snow season is off to a start, the City of Montréal is undertaking felling operations in several large parks across Montréal, including Mount Royal. Operations aim to ensure the safety of visitors and limit the propagation of this insect pest. In all cases, efforts will be made to reduce the impact on park users.

Mount Royal: Your Natural Choice for March Break

Finding time to enjoy the great outdoors is always a good idea especially during spring break! The March holiday is the perfect opportunity to kick back with loved ones, play outside and appreciate nature right here in the city. Easy to access and available to everyone, Mount Royal offers multiple possibilities to explore with family members of all ages. 

Get Inspired this Valentine’s Day

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day in the great outdoors! Nature lovers will flush with pleasure on romantic evening snowshoe excursions while families explore snowy trails to their heart’s content.

Make It a Day

Don’t let winter slip away without heading to the mountain for a cool activity with the kids. Skating, snow tubing, snow shoeing or hiking in the forest… Winter is already off to a good start on Mount Royal!
Holiday hours in Mount Royal Park

Holiday Hours

Mount Royal Park is the perfect place to unwind during the holidays! Hiking, skating, tobogganing, snow tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing… the possibilities are endless! New this year, our outdoor equipment rental counter will be open throughout the holiday period, including December 25 and January 1. See the schedule of public buildings and our services to better plan your visit during the holidays.

Mount Royal, Greener Thanks to Our Volunteers!

Since our creation over 30 years ago, Les amis de la montagne has been drawing our strength from an ever-growing community of volunteers. In 1998, this was taken a step further with the launch of the Environmental Stewardship Program, which allows Montrealers to play an active role in the conservation of Mount Royal's natural habitats.