This nearly huge park, situated on a mountain in the middle of Montréal serves as the center of outdoor activities in the city. Explore the 470 acres (190 hectares) of Mount Royal Park to find scenic lookouts, oak forests, ice-skating rinks and much more.
Enter from the east through the Peel Street entrance and climb up the switchbacks to the chalet. Just south of this 1932 building is the Kondiaronk lookout, which is named after a Huron chief. From here, look out over Montréal’s downtown skyline. This is especially worth seeing at night, when the skyscrapers are lit up.
Mont Royal has three summits, the highest of which is 764 feet (233 meters) above sea level. Hike up to this summit in the northeast part of the park for a complete view of the park. The summit features a 100-foot (30.5-meter) illuminated cross, which was built in 1924. It is visible throughout the city.
Walk over to the southwestern summit in the neighborhood of Westmount. This is called the “petite montagne,” or little mountain, since it is a small hill separated from the rest of the park. Check out the panoramic view of Montréal’s western half.
Visit Beaver Lake on the west side of the park for a whole range of activities. Take a walk on the path around the lake and enjoy the trees lining its shore. During the winter, Beaver Lake freezes over and creates an ice-skating rink. Rent skates at the Beaver Lake Pavilion and enjoy the frozen expanse with the hundreds of Montrealers who come out every winter afternoon.
The Beaver Lake Pavilion offers many other types of gear for rent. Rent a bike to tour Montréal Park on its many pathways. Reserve some cross-country skis during the winter to glide over the meadows of the park and slip down the hillsides. Toboggans are also available.
If you are driving, park along Remembrance Road, which runs along the northwest side of Mount Royal Park. Buses run into the interior of the park or along its southern edge. There is no fee to enter.
This penthouse-style hotel comprises the top two floors of the 17-story Place Bonaventure business and shopping complex and is linked by elevator to Montréal's underground city.
Overlooking Mount Royal Park, this elegant 28-story hotel is within walking distance of McGill University, Montréal's downtown business district, and Peel metro station. The Bell Centre is 3 blocks away.
Located in Ville-Marie, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Underground City and Christ Church Cathedral. Bell Centre and Percival Molson Memorial Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Quartier des Spectacles, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sainte-Catherine Street and University of Quebec-Montreal. Notre Dame Basilica and Bonsecours Market are also within 15 minutes.
Located in a vibrant area of downtown galleries and boutiques, the Montreal hotel is 1 block from rue Ste-Catherine, 2 blocks from the Bell Centre, and 3 blocks from the Museum of Fine Arts.
Hotel Omni Mount Royal sits at the foot of Mont Royal, along chic Sheerbrooke Street in Montreal's Golden Square Mile neighborhood. Peel Station is a 4-minute walk from the hotel, where visitors can tap into Underground City, a subterranean network of shops and galleries.
Close to the airport, this hotel is also near Les Cours Mont-Royal, Bell Centre, and Christ Church Cathedral. Other nearby points of interest include Saint Joseph's Oratory.
A Montréal landmark since 1958, this 21-floor hotel sits above the train station and is 0.5 km from the Bell Centre, and conveniently close to the underground city.