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Mont (Mount) Royal

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Address: 1260, Chemin Remembrance, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1A2, Canada
Phone Number: 514-843-8240
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Activities: Walking
Description: Referred to as "the mountain" by locals, this 764-foot mountain provides...
Referred to as "the mountain" by locals, this 764-foot mountain provides excellent view of the city and is a popular recreation spot.
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The park, designed by NYC Central Park's Frederick Law Olmstead, features easy walking trails intersected by more wooded paths. Great views overlooking the city from the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The park, designed by NYC Central Park's Frederick Law Olmstead, features easy walking trails intersected by more wooded paths. Great views overlooking the city from the top. Lots of runners, bikers, dog walkers. We really enjoyed the chance to stretch our legs and get outside, away from traffic. Close to Mile End neighborhood where bagels awaited!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you drive up, there is only paid parking, lots of walking trails, some climbs, but not too hard. If you do drive, make sure you pay for enough parking to wander around! Parking signs are in French, but once you start to pay, you can switch the machine into english. Some wildlife (saw a raccoon!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Such a wonderful place at the top of Montreal to look out over the city and port. Very pleasant to drive up and then walk up a short paved path to the top where there is also a lodge type facility with vending machines and restrooms.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you visit Montreal, you must go wander about on Mont Royal, west of downtown Montreal ... A bit of history.. Jacques Cartier was the first to scale this mountain... and The area was briefly considered as the site for Expo 67.. which didn't happen... but...Lovely trails for walking and terrific views of the city. Well worth the adventure... Pack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable 4 km walk from Mt Royal metro Nice coffee bars then tracks through woods then 400 steps to Chateau Sunny April day but still snow on ground Caught No 11 Bus back to Metro. Whole trip from Old Town 3hrs. Well worth it for views and fresh air

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As a New Yorker, I thought I knew what to expect from an Olmstead Park. After all, he designed Central and Prospect Parks in NYC and Washington Park in Albany. But no - Mount Royal is his masterpiece. Far larger than the others, he employs his signature style of creating pathways that keep visitors in the park as long as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We went today, view was really good we saw pretty much the whole city. We all thought it would be better in summer since it's still cold and windy, and not as green as when it's in summer. Would like to come back in summer too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Got the bus up to Voie Camilien-Houde and then walked through to the chalet on what was a lovely spring afternoon. Very enjoyable walk as we didn't have the 400 steps to climb as others do. The park itself is beautiful and I can imagine it will be an absolute wonder when the trees and plants have bloomed once again.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A group of us went to Mont Royal as part of a weekend in Montreal in February. It was cold but the views were still spectacular and the snow meant that there was a tonne of activities to choose from. We spent about three hours cross-country skiing, which was great fun, followed by hot chocolates at the cafe. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Like NYC, Montreal is blessed with a very large park in the heart of the city (if I'm not mistaken they even share an architect/designer). Mont-Royal however is unique and very pleasant for it's large forested area and the various paths, including one main one that is very wide and gently sloping yet still shaded by overhanging trees, that wind... More 

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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.