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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Neighborhood: 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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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,140 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 Dakota663 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • SaltLifeGal
    Venice, Florida137 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Frank C
    Sarasota, Florida417 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, Georgia95 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
  • Archie
    Glenmoore, Pennsylvania7,351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views of the city
    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.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Graham G
    Cambridge, United Kingdom56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mont Royal, Montreal, getting there.
    Mont Royal is worth a visit, on a good day. The views are spectacular and Smith House has a fine cafe. However, this review is principally about getting there. You might consider taking the Metro to Peel station, then walking up Peel Street and onwards into the park via the southern entry point. Let me stop you now. This route might be suitable for an Olympic athlete in training for some leg intensive sport, but it is pure insanity for normal humans. The climb from Peel station to the Royal Chalet in Mont Royal Park, is epic to say the least. Take an Uber to Smith House, in Remembrance Road, and start your explorations there. By all means walk down and you will see what I mean.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
  • RG02
    Swindon, United Kingdom306 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mont Royal should be on your list of places to see.
    When we checked in to our hotel we were asked what our plans were whilst in the city. The person on the desk explained several options and Mont Royal was one of them, we were given the information we needed about the metro and the bus required to get there. We are so glad that we were here on a beautiful sunny afternoon, although there were lots of other people. The views over the city, coupled with the autumnal colours are a lasting memory.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 12, 2023
  • Yolanda G
    San Diego, California5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mt Royal
    I walked to Mount Royal from my hotel, Fairmont. It was a nice walk through the city. Once I got to Mount Royal I was impressed with the trails and stairs to reach the cottage. I went in early October and the leaves were starting to change colors. It is a beautiful outdoor space full of trees. The first time I went by myself and I enjoyed it so much I went back with my partner so he too could enjoy it. There is a small lake with benches around it to sit and take it all in.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Diane G
    Austin, Texas51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably most beautiful park in Quebec
    One of the most beautiful parks I've ever seen. Not surprising since it was designed by the same person who did Central Park in New York City. The fall colors were amazing--brilliant reds and golds, while the grass was still bright green. And don't miss the lake!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We went on our last day and really enjoyed walking through to the vista overlooking the city. Very busy park on a nice spring day.
Written May 14, 2024
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Whenever there’s a beautiful park like this, who needs a fitness gym in the hotel? Get ready for a very steep incline and a really nice burn in the legs. Once at the top, there’s an amazing view of Montreal with the St. Lawrence River in the background. Although it might seem unorthodox to workout on vacation, but this is a fantastic hike worthy of photos.
Written May 7, 2024
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Harriet
Nottingham, UK405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Great views of the city. A lovely place to wonder around with family, friends or with your partner! Would definitely recommend visiting
Written April 10, 2024
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Travel25346533585
893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We vi sit on a weekday to avoid crowds. The day we went was Sunny 28*C/80*F and there was not a Cloud in the Sky. The views were truly Extraordinary. Of course the Architecture was Magnificent.
Written April 8, 2024
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Irene M
Kitchener, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed a relaxed walk around the charming lake, offering breathtaking views of the autumn trees reflected in its waters, perfect for capturing in photos. Our exploration eventually took us to the cross, which, although slightly underwhelming up close, didn't detract from the overall experience. We observed the trails were well-kept, and ongoing efforts to enhance and preserve the facilities were evident, contributing to a thoroughly enjoyable outing.
Written March 28, 2024
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Andrew W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Never a dull moment and always a great view to soak in and an experience never to forget. Before leaving Montreal don't forget to stop by here at least for 30 mins. It's such a great view
Written March 7, 2024
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Ozetravellers
Gold Coast, Australia1,051 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, Canada1 contribution
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, Philippines248 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, Canada193 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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