$25 Enjoy a beautiful, easy hike on the highest summit of Mount Royal, the mountain that gave Montreal its name! Fly in on Friday and explore Parc du Mont Royal, right in the heart of Montreal – attendees will learn about the history of the space itself, discussing First Nations, colonial, and contemporary uses of the land. Much like another famous urban greenspace, Mount Royal’s modern appearance is in part due to Frederick Law Olmsted – while his plan was never completed, attendees will learn about the impact of his vision, design, and legacy. Learn about the rich biodiversity of Montreal while walking forest trails to dynamic panoramic views of the city. The tour will begin and end at the Mount Royal Chalet, where attendees will have the opportunity to see the sun set from the mountain. While the highest altitude is under 800 feet, the hike will take place on unpaved paths in the late afternoon. We recommend that attendees be prepared for a two-hour walk in potentially chilly or rainy weather.
Want to see the city by day instead? No problem! You can also enjoy the same hike on Saturday! Enjoy daytime vistas of Downtown Montreal and the St. Lawrence River valley instead, while still having the opportunity to learn about this fantastic greenspace.