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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  • Frank C
    Sarasota, Florida415 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 19 July 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 6 August 2023
  • Archie
    Glenmoore, Pennsylvania7,731 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • RG02
    Swindon, United Kingdom304 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 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
    Travelled on business
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Diane G
    Austin, Texas50 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,704 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views
    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!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Foodange
    Manchester, United Kingdom4,095 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Walk
    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.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 December 2023
  • TheMahdi
    Boracay, Philippines248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Walk on a White Carpet
    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.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
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DrCDB
Chile1,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Other reviews talk about that is a bit confusing to work your way around the place but we did not felt that was that terrible…we just walked everywhere and if in need, we just asked for help. It is tru that there is not much information in display but again we just around without issues. The outside of the building is very impressive and the church inside as well. Recommendable.
Written 13 July 2024
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CandyBo
Nottingham, NH15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Hope you don't need to use the porta potties in the parking lot! They were so overflowing people had deficated on the floors.

I would have paid for entry if they would empty the porta potties!

Walked up to the top and not much of a view as the trees blocked the city. Trails fenced off and couldn't walk, unsure why.

Bathrooms better at the top but water all over counters and floor. Large jugs of soap on counter. Long lines for ladies. No toilet paper and stalls wet floor also. At least they flushed.

Skip - disgusting!
Written 10 July 2024
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Lisa B
Bedford, NH45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
The park is lovely! We were somewhat confused about where things were, which is why I gave it 4 stars. We wanted to find the Grand Staircase and start at the bottom but because we couldn’t figure out where to park and where to start, we ended up parking at the lot near the building and walking a very short distance up the Olmsted Trail only to realize we were already at the top! We had to walk down and back up the staircase, which was wonderful but weird. We intended to hike up to the staircase but because we were parked at the top, we missed the hiking up portion entirely. We weren’t the only confused visitors. On the way up the trail, two other families stopped us to ask where the staircase was and because we were also confused, we gave them bad information. A giant map or some explanatory website information would help this. But other than that, we had a lovely experience. The park is beautiful. Visiting in the evening hours proved to be cooler than midday and possibly not as crowded.
Written 6 July 2024
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Denise W
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
We took an Uber to the park, but were dropped off at the bottom of the stairs to the lookout at Chalet Mont Royal. Be prepared if you do that-there were about 400 steps and in the heat, it was tougher than I expected. Take water and take breaks. But the view was great and worth the trip. We didn’t go to the cross or cemetery; but we heard that was something that we should have done as well.
Written 5 July 2024
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phvi2617
Anaheim, CA618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I walked up the Rue Peel Steps to the Belvédère Kondiaronk for the iconic view of the city. It is a bit of a workout, especially if you're coming from the Metro Station, but it's definitely worth it. There are a bunch of other trails in the park, and I continued on to the lovely Beaver Lake. Unfortunately, it started to rain, so I cut my exploration a bit short, but Mount Royal Park is well worth a couple hours.
Written 4 July 2024
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christina r
Boston, MA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Loved exploring the park, the foliage was at its peak so it made for a better scenery. Climbing the steps was the most difficult part, there are other ways to get to the observatory area.
Written 1 July 2024
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Going to the park by public transit was easy enough, but since it's by a bus, it is subject to traffic conditions, which are pretty brutal in a large city such as Montreal. Regardless, the walk from the bus stop to the view point wasn't bad. The trail was wide enough to accommodate many people at once!

We were blessed with a clear sunny day to view the Montreal skyline! And there's no better place to view it than Mont Royal!
Written 1 July 2024
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greg0ry75
West Olive, MI11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The views were spectacular, and walk thru the park/garden part was peaceful. Amazing grandeur of the Basilica, well worth the visit.
Written 25 June 2024
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Travel_Expert
San Antonio, TX60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Views of Montreal are more than stunning from the Kondiaronk Belvedre. The park is very well-kept and clean. The Chalet at the top serves reasonably priced coffee and snacks. If you go from Rue Peel steps, you have to climb 339 steps to the top. If you don't want to, there is a accessible route from the Smith house parking lot.
Written 18 June 2024
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Horace L
Hamburg, Germany236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Walked up from Mont Royal station to join the Grand Staircase halfway up which took about 40/45 minutes to the chalet. Views are definitely worth the climb. Quick coffee then down 549 stairs to top of Peel Street. Really recommended.
Written 30 May 2024
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