Mount Royal Park
Mount Royal Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
This park is one of Montreal's largest greenspaces and is a great place for admiring a wide variety of flora and fauna. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same person behind New York's Central Park, Mount Royal Park boasts miles of trails and superb views of the city. Here, you can stroll down the tree-lined paths and recharge with a picnic on the grass by Beaver Lake. You can also enjoy outdoor activities year-round, such as canoeing in the summer and skiing in the wintertime. There’s a mild climb to reach the viewing area at the top. Alternatively, you can hop on a public bus to reach the peak. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Parc du Mont-Royal
Montreal was named for this hilly highland, where the tallest spot in the city overlooks its most extensive parkland. The greenspace of Parc du Mont-Royal is an outdoorsman's dream, with hiking trails and nature walks that cater to every season and level of athlete. In the winter, cross-country skiers, tobogganers, and ice skaters don their equipment by Beaver Lake and its pavilion, while the warmer months bring families and competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.
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  • aliciaburge
    Seymour, Illinois423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view!
    This is a great place to spend time while visiting Montreal. We just hiked to the top for a view of the city which is very beautiful. There are also many other activities around the are to enjoy in all seasons. Since there was still snow, many people were on snow bikes or cross country skies. Know if you go to top, it is a hike with many stairs but it is worth the view.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2023
  • John Kitching
    Greater London, United Kingdom1,193 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steep walk to the top
    Climbed up Mont Royal in the morning which was a smart move. You go up either by a series of steep wooden walkways or a long circular path. Take it easy if you are not in good shape as it is tiring. At the top is a square and a cafeteria and there are great views over Montreal which the added bonus that the walk down is much easier. The park is also very nice and worth a walk amongst the trees. A good way to spend 2-3 hours.
    Visited July 2022
    Written March 20, 2023
  • CMLoveTheOutdoors
    Louisville, Kentucky7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see for the view of the city
    Easy walk up wide, tiny-graveled path. Paid parking, $6CAD we paid for 1.5-2 hours. View of the city is at the Chalet. You can see essentially the whole city. Great view. Local tourism office said it's a great place to watch the sunrise, though we went mid-day. We also did the loop to the summit. Not much to see, mostly in the trees, but nice wide, graveled path.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 18, 2023
  • Travread
    Baltimore, Maryland168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top of Mount Royal
    We took the train and 165 bus to the entrance off Chem de la Cote des Neiges. From there it was a pleasant walk to the pond and then up to the top where we took in the view. You could see the mountains in the distance. We had some coffee and tea at the chalet and sat outside. Even though it was a Monday morning, there were a fair number of people at the top. We then continued up the hill to see the Mount Royal Cross. The climb was not too strenuous and the paths were well marked.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 16, 2023
  • Cosmas H
    Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mont Royal Park
    Beautiful and nice walk! Note that the St Joseph Orator (basilica) in the photo is far from Mont Royal. You must visit the nearby pond/ lake which Is beautiful and well maintained.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 22, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,754 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of Recreation
    The huge park in the middle of the city is much-loved and much-used. But it is so big that you will never experience crowds. If you have the energy, I recommend that you climb the steps up to the top where you will be rewarded with splendid views and a charming inn where you can enjoy a beverage. Lots of other recreational attractions.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 17, 2023
  • aspoe093
    Pierre, South Dakota622 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great park!!
    What an amazing park. First off, it's huge and there are many rec activites to do. We hiked to the top to take in the city view. Pretty easy hike or there is a different way to park your car and walk there. Def a must do in Montreal
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • SaltLifeGal
    Venice, Florida138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walkable Gem to Great Views!
    We walked from our downtown Montreal hotel early after breakfast as we planned to do a lot of miles today. We entered through the Jeanne Mance Park, followed the trails up the Grand Staircase (could be a bit strenuous) to the city views from the Chalet area. We also did the summit trail around the cross to views on the other side, then walked the Olmstead path near the lake and boathouse area to exit on the opposite side. We loved it!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Frank C
    Sarasota, Florida439 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Easy to get lost, be careful, big area. Use maps app. Great views of course. We took bus drop off, then got back on a different location, almost got lost, had to ask directions. Cooler on top, bring water and snacks.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 19, 2023
  • CAZ485
    Atlanta, Georgia98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Montreal’s Beautiful City HIke
    Multiple trails to explore this lovely park inside the city. Trail maps available online; you can follow the paved road or take one of the more adventurous paths through the woods. At the top is the chalet with food and beverages available not to mention a breathtaking view of the city
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
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Ozetravellers
Gold Coast, Australia892 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Drive around til you find the ice skating rink. There is a toboggan run nearby and cross country skiing . There is a pavilion with a cafe upstairs (with the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had) and equipment rental downstairs. We just watched but it all looked so fun! The ice rink had Xmas trees with lights in the middle and nice music on the speakers .
Written January 25, 2024
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Shikha Singh
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is a best place to see sunrise, sunset and cityscape of Montreal. It looks beautiful in all the seasons and always full of peoples regardless of the temperature.
Written January 24, 2024
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TheMahdi
Boracay, Philippines164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you are visiting this park in winter male sure to wear boots.

The entire park is covered by snow and mostly is icey therefore slippery.

We went to this place after visiting St. Josef Basilica by riding a bus and has beautiful sceneries.

However i believe it is even more beautiful in summer or early fall.

Still i considered it a good place since we had alot of time in Montreal to spend.

The entire walking may take an hoir or two depending how slow or fast you walk and how many places you wanna visit.

But make sure you go to the terrace where you will se the entire Montreal City.
Written December 17, 2023
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Nina1923
Edmonton, Canada95 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
As much as this is great in summer, in the winter it’s not great: first the trails are not well maintained, they are very slippery and very unsafe. This is unfortunate as it’s a nice area to walk and hike and admire the view of the city. The Chalet on the other hand is well setup
Written December 16, 2023
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Foodange
Manchester, UK2,822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Walked up from Drummond Road the long way round, not for the unfit or faint-hearted.

Very busy on an overcast weekday with policewomen on horses to look after us.

Swept round past the lake and Smith House (where there were no public rest rooms unless you queued for ages to buy an expensive coffee) to the Grand Chalet.

Came down the shorter way, via series of steep steps and walkways.

A true oasis in a busy city.
Written December 8, 2023
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marcofahmey
Sao Paulo, SP487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Although it was gloomy and rainy, the atmosphere was great, we took so many photos. We took the public bus and left our rental car at the apartment in order to get here because we wanted to walk around.
Written November 30, 2023
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md1mm
Sheffield, UK1,605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023
You can not miss Mount Royal if you visit Montreal. You can easily walk to it from downtown. It was wide, well kept paths and it is very well kept. You will be awarded with amazing views once you reach the top.
Written November 20, 2023
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Renu S
Bengaluru, India20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Mount Royal I walked up the mount from its base. Lovely and easy climb. The lake on the top is amazing. Marvellous view from the top of Montreal city. Really worth it.
Written November 19, 2023
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Chloe Thomas
Russell Springs, KY984 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We visited Mount Royal Park last month but only had enough time to do the lookout. And that was a shame because a lot of the view was blocked with trees but it was still beautiful!
Written November 12, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Mount Royal is a stunning park. It is a hill but it is full of beauty. We caught a bus and got here in no time at all. It was so refreshing climbing the steps and walking up to the top. There are many pathways and signage so it is easy to find what you are looking for. There are many areas for a wide range of activities. At the top we got some stunning views of the city which make it really worthwhile. As a matter of interest French navigator Jacques Cartier discovered Canada for France, in 1534. He did this with the help of local Indians. He was so impressed with the stunning beauty of the landscape and the amazing views from the top of the mountain, that he gave it the name Mount Royal. And this is how Montreal got its name!
Written November 6, 2023
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