Montreal from above
Why locals love it
Credited for the origin of our city’s name, Mount Royal is the first attraction you’ll likely hear of when you arrive in Montreal. If you’re walking downtown, you will surely catch glimpses of it peeking through skyscrapers. While you may spot a handful of tourists visiting the mountain, it is still deemed a retreat for many city dwellers.
Why you should visit it
Designed by the same landscape architect responsible for New York’s Central Park, the mountain’s Kondiaronk Belvedere offers spectacular sights of the city’s skyline throughout all four seasons. For the iconic panoramic view that grazes our postcards (and to get the best photos), you’ll need to climb, and walk (or jog), and climb some more!
You can cycle, hike, ski, skate, picnic, and more at Mount Royal park. Be sure to visit the illuminated cross, which has been there since 1924.