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Mount Royal

Mount Royal

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Surrounds McGill University, Ave Cedar, and Ave des Pins Ouest, Plateau du Mont Royal, Montreal, H3H 1A2

The Basics

A stop at Mount Royal Park is commonly included on Montreal sightseeing tours and on hop-on hop-off bus tours, but the site can also be explored thoroughly on a midday stroll, picnic lunch, or as part of guided nighttime tours. E-bike (electric bike) and walking tours are popular options no matter the season, and in winter, travelers can traverse the snowy terrain and try ice skating, snowshoeing, or tubing.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Montreal

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Best experience in Montreal!
rmaldon626, Jan 2020
Fat eBike Ride on Mount Royal
David‘S energy was contagious and very pleasant. We were celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday and the ride to Mount Royal was the highlight of our visit to Montreal🥳. Thank you David for sharing your vast knowledge of the history of Montreal and also for the restaurant recommendations. We are coming back 🥰
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Super fun!
Lisa, Mar 2020
Fat eBike Ride on Mount Royal
I had a fantastic time with guide, David, as we trekked through the city and up Mont Royal in a snow storm. David did a great job explaining the area and sharing his knowledge of this Montreal gem. Very fun bikes. Fortunately, i was very prepared with warm, waterproof clothing and boots. I highly recommend!!
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Must do!!
sandpm89, Dec 2019
Fat eBike Ride on Mount Royal
This was the highlight of our trip to Montreal! David was a great guide and it was absolutely wonderful seeing the city on bike. It was cold but if you dress appropriately you will be fine. Highly recommend !!
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Highlight of my trip to Montréal!!
Shannon_T, Feb 2020
Fat eBike Ride on Mount Royal
The fat eBike ride on Mt Royal was a wonderful and memorable experience. This was my first visit to Montréal, tagging along on a work trip with my husband. I did this experience alone while my husband was working. It was cold and snowing, which made this experience a winter wonderland! Dressed appropriately, it was quite comfortable. I cannot say enough wonderful things about David! He is a kind gentleman and wonderful guide. He went out of his way to make sure I had a great time. This is a must-do activity, and I will no doubt to it again next visit.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wear sturdy walking shoes, as some of the paths in the park are narrow and uneven.

  • Montreal can be extremely cold during winter; a hat, gloves, scarf, winter boots and an appropriate winter coat are a must if you visit during this period.

  • Bring a refillable water bottle and make use of the fountains dotted around the park.

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How to Get There

Mont Royal is located in the Ville-Marie borough of Montreal. Ride the 80, 435, or 129 bus to the Sir George Etienne Cartier Monument and make the 30-minute uphill walk to the top. To avoid the trek, take the 11 bus from Mont-Royal metro station to Lac aux Castors (Beaver Lake) and walk from there.

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When to Get There

Mont Royal is a four-season attraction, providing you are properly prepared; be sure to wrap up warmly during winter. On summer Sundays, the park hosts what are known as Tam Tams, informal festival-like gatherings with a drum circle and dancing. Fall is perhaps the most scenic time to visit, as the park’s maple and oak trees turn lovely shades of red, orange, and gold.

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Top Things to See at Mount Royal

Mont Royal has several must-see spots, most notably the 1932 stone Chalet du Mont-Royal and the adjacent Kondiaronk Lookout. Not far from here are the landmark Mount Royal Cross, which is illuminated at night, and Beaver Lake (Lac des Castors), which serves as an ice-skating rink in winter. If you want more information about the park, the mid-19th-century Smith House (Maison Smith) has displays on the park’s habitats and wildlife. The eastern lookout, Observatoire de l’Est, affords another perspective across the city.

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