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Mont-Royal Park

Parks

Our international youth hostel, Le Gîte du Plateau Mont-Royal, in Montreal offers you to walk in Mount Royal Park. The jewel of Montreal’s city parks is, without question, Mount Royal. This 200-hectare park occupies part of the mountain that lies in the midst of Montreal island, and includes the highest spot in the city (234m).

In the 1860s, mass cutting of trees on the mountain for firewood outraged the populace and led to the area’s designation as a park in 1876. It was originally landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, perhaps best known for New York City’s Central Park, although not all his proposed plans for Mount Royal were eventually carried out. You can enjoy ice skating in winter on the “Lac des Castor”, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. In summer you have the Tam Tam jam event, that attracts as many as 300 people, all dancing to the same rhythm … 

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