Mount Royal Park1260 Remembrance Road, Montreal H3H 1A2
Montreal is a very green city filled with trees and nature and this is the jewel of it all. Mount Royal overlooks the McGill Campus and this huge 200 hectare park encompasses most of it, as well as Montreal’s highest point, at 234m. Take a scenic walk up one of the many trails that crisscross the area and you will be able to see the whole city at your feet once you reach the top. The park can be enjoyed in all weathers, as you can go sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter and jogging or biking in the summer. And of course you aren’t limited to those activities.
The eastern slope, along Parc Avenue is the site of the George-Etienne Cartier Monument and the famous Tamtams festivities. Every Sunday from May to September, weather permitting, Montrealers and visitors gather in the park to take part in drum circles, browse the handmade wares for sale and sunbathe. There is even larping and tightrope walking further back in the forest, which can be fun to watch, and if you’re adventurous you can give it a try too. Tamtams is a tradition that has been going on for at least 25 years and it’s something you don’t want to miss.