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
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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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  • cbnb2016
    Montreal, Canada41 contributions
    Magical with all the snow!
    Love walking on the mountain any time of year, but recently with all the snow cover it is absolutely magical. One can sit on the terrace of the chalet, watch the skaters, drink hot chocolate and listen to the classical music on the outdoor speakers mounted in the trees around the rink.There was even a gas fire pit to warm ones hands on this particular Sunday afternoon. The tubing/ sliding slopes are well maintained and monitored and one can rent a tube in the fenced enclosed tubing zone ($), or bring ones own tube or other sliding apparatus and fly down the free slope area. The restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices and one can even have hot wine if so desired. Staff are very pleasant and attentive. Plenty of space downstairs to put on skates or snow shoes or just warm up after a trek or a cross country ski on the many well marked trails. Great way to experience the country in the heart of the city.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 16, 2020
  • Curious86774
    4 contributions
    Excellent
    It takes a lot of stair climbing to reach the lookout point but the view is absolutely worth it. You can see the entire city from the lookout all the way up to the St. Lawrence River, it is stunning. I just recommend that you go to Mount Royal first thing so that you have lots of energy because I went at the end of my day after walking around the city for 7 hours and I almost did not make it to the top of the mountain because I was so tired.
    Visited October 2019
    Written March 3, 2020
  • xifan du
    Sydney, Canada6 contributions
    night mount royal park
    When you drive into mount royal park at night, it takes you about ten minutes to reach the parking lot at the top, where you can see the whole Montreal city at night. I went there last Christmas, and when I went up there, I remember a little raccoon going through the trash can for food, But there was a warning sign on the parking area that said no feed raccoons, so we didn't feed it, we just watched it. and my friend said that on summer nights, raccoons would come out for food or a walk and she told me that every night the Jews from the church would come here to see the scenery and have a chat. When i saw them that time, i felt life is easy.
    Visited December 2019
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 30, 2020
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Anne D
Sydney, Australia68 contributions
Aug. 2023
Travelling to Mont-Royal Park by transit is straight forward until you get to the Mont -Royal Metro station. The number 11 bus which goes to the top of the Mount--Royal Park has moved from out side the station two blocks as the Mont Royal Avenue has been transformed into a pedestrian/cycleway mall. Come out of the station and turn LEFT. Walk 2 blocks to the traffic lights. Look for MCDonalds on the corner as that is the side of the road you need for the Number 11 bus.
Written August 15, 2023
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,276 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
This is a green space outside the city. It's such a beautiful space. We took a taxi to the park. We peeked around La Maison. The staff was really helpful. There is a little coffee shop there. We hiked to the lake. It's very pleasant with rowboats and green grass where you can lay u r blanket. There are stone sculptures in the center of the area. We walked to a spot with views of the city, it took about 15 min. The views are gorgeous. You can see panoroma of the buildings, mountains and river. We hiked to the cross which was another 15 min away. We climbed the stairs down to another viewpoint where we jumped on a city bus to get down the hill. You need exact change for the bus. It was a lovely experience.
Written August 14, 2023
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,552 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed the challenging hike to the top from the city. The view is very good. We went early in the morning and there were not many people there. The building at the top has a little restaurant and a shop.
Written August 7, 2023
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Polo Morailles
San Diego, CA106 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Friends
One cannot leave Montreal without visiting the namesake mountain for the city. There are many entrance points and buses that run near the top, but the most popular hike is the one that from McGill/Peel stop.
There is a stairway that takes you to the top of the hill with the vantage point and a chalet next door. There are lots of stairs, so make sure you're ready and bring water.
The view on top was great, lots to view, lots of people and good way to start walking along the park.
There's walking paths with grasses, flowers, and small animals to see.
On Sundays there are the Tam-tams next to the Monument to Sir George-Etienne Cartier.
Overall, a nice park to hike and stroll. Despite what the main picture has, St Josephs Oratory is a bit far and not directly linked to the mountain, so I advise to bike or take the metro to Cote-des-Nieges
Written August 6, 2023
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CAZ485
Atlanta, GA98 contributions
Jul. 2023
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
Written August 6, 2023
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William Kim
London, Canada99 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Mount Royal is a must do when in Montreal. It's very easy to see why. The scenery is gorgeous, it does not feel touristy at all, and there is something to do for everyone. The park is also very clean and well maintained. Me being the tourist, I of course wanted to see Montreal from up high - oh man, the pictures I've posted here don't do enough justice. You have to see the view in person to truly get a sense of what it's like. There's also a ton of walking trails which is great. A very bike friendly park as well.

There's no reason not to go to Mount Royal. If you don't come here - you're truly missing out.
Written August 2, 2023
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Sonluvr
Columbia, MD26 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Great views out over the city, and beautiful trail through the woods. We only had a little while here but could have spent hours more.
Written July 30, 2023
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Pree
2 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Beautiful well designed and clean. Lots of trails for exploring. There are steps as well for easy climbing. Lovely views.
Written July 27, 2023
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Nico Samneil Sy Salado
Newport, VT668 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
If you are here on a clear sunny day then you could fully enjoy the beauty of the mountain overlooking the downtown montreal. It has a lake and a platform for overlooking. Parking is paid one is name T17. A great place for picnic on the grass and a go-to every spring-fall, truly a third space
Written July 27, 2023
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Marie M
Berkeley, CA19 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed a hike through this gorgeous park on our first day in Montreal- very lush with many shady spots- also enjoyed walking through the cemetery connected to the park and looking at some of the old gravestones.
Written July 23, 2023
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