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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!

Special tip

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.

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Not a real mountain, but this high hill is the ancient heart of our city and island. There are traces of the earliest inhabitants, and hey, Leonard Cohen is among the many Montrealers buried there.
May 30, 2019
I take long walks, hikes and sometimes jog here. Absolutely astounding views of the city. Great for people watching too. Now they offer coffee, smoothies and snacks at the summit.
August 21, 2018
If its a beautiful day in Montreal, you have to pass by this spot to enjoy the best Montreal view you can get.
May 14, 2018
You have to go for a walk in the park and see the lookout.
February 13, 2018
You need to see this spot. The view is amazing
May 15, 2017

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