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Mount Royal Tours

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Mount Royal
Mount Royal (Mont Royal), a 764-foot (233-meter) “mountain” in the midst of urban Montreal, is much-loved by locals and visitors alike, with Montrealers frequenting the leafy slopes as if the area were their own backyard. Cyclists, joggers, sunbathers, picnickers, and strollers abound in summer, while snowshoers, tobogganers, ice skaters, and cross-country skiers dominate in winter. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted—the creative force behind New York City’s Central Park—the 470-acre (190-hectare) Mount Royal Park (Parc du Mont-Royal) encompasses forest trails, manmade monuments, and grassy meadows for picnicking. On a clear day, the views from the Mount Royal summit lookout can’t be beaten.
 
The Basics
A stop at Mount Royal Park is commonly included on Montreal sightseeing tours and on hop-on hop-off bus tours, but the site can also be explored thoroughly on a midday stroll, picnic lunch, or as part of guided nighttime tours. E-bike (electric bike) and walking tours are popular options no matter the season, and in winter, travelers can traverse the snowy terrain and try ice skating, snowshoeing, or tubing.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wear sturdy walking shoes, as some of the paths in the park are narrow and uneven.
  • Montreal can be extremely cold during winter; a hat, gloves, scarf, winter boots and an appropriate winter coat are a must if you visit during this period.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and make use of the fountains dotted around the park.
 
How to Get There
Mont Royal is located in the Ville-Marie borough of Montreal. Ride the 80, 435, or 129 bus to the Sir George Etienne Cartier Monument and make the 30-minute uphill walk to the top. To avoid the trek, take the 11 bus from Mont-Royal metro station to Lac aux Castors (Beaver Lake) and walk from there.

When to Get There
Mont Royal is a four-season attraction, providing you are properly prepared; be sure to wrap up warmly during winter. On summer Sundays, the park hosts what are known as Tam Tams, informal festival-like gatherings with a drum circle and dancing. Fall is perhaps the most scenic time to visit, as the park’s maple and oak trees turn lovely shades of red, orange, and gold.

Top Things to See at Mount Royal
Mont Royal has several must-see spots, most notably the 1932 stone Chalet du Mont-Royal and the adjacent Kondiaronk Lookout. Not far from here are the landmark Mount Royal Cross, which is illuminated at night, and Beaver Lake (Lac des Castors), which serves as an ice-skating rink in winter. If you want more information about the park, the mid-19th-century Smith House (Maison Smith) has displays on the park’s habitats and wildlife. The eastern lookout, Observatoire de l’Est, affords another perspective across the city.


Address: Surrounds McGill University, Ave Cedar, and Ave des Pins Ouest, Plateau du Mont Royal, Montreal H3H 1A2, Canada
Admission: Free
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Fat eBike Ride on Mount Royal

Fat eBike Ride on Mount Royal

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Thought bike tours weren’t possible in Montreal during the winter? Think again! This 2-hour guided fat e-bike tour gets you going up Mount Royal, the city’s sprawling park. With the help of monster tires on electric bikes that grip onto winter surfaces, you can explore Montreal with ease. The powered wheels allow first-timers and experienced cyclists alike to discover the city in all its wintry splendor.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.64
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Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal

Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal

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Explore the city of Montreal on this scooter tour that takes travelers through back streets and past top attractions. Learn about interesting neighborhoods as you cruise along on an electric scooter.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.43
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Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary

Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary

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Experience an overview of Montreal on this guided sightseeing tour of the city. Visit many of Montreal’s top attractions and historical sites like Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown, Mount Royal Park, Olympic Stadium, Saint Joseph's Oratory, Old Port, and Old Montreal, to name a few. Hop aboard a comfortable motor coach and get to know the largest city in Quebec province, with live commentary from a professional tour conductor. Montreal hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.25
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4 Hour Montreal Architecture & City Bike Tour with Wine or Beer

4 Hour Montreal Architecture & City Bike Tour with Wine or Beer

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Leave the crowds behind during this half-day Montreal bike tour, covering the city’s top architecture, food, neighborhood life, and history with a local guide. Pick from among two unique tour options, each of which explores a different cross-section of this historic city’s diverse neighborhoods and fascinating culture. Best of all, keep your bike rental for the rest of the day after your tour ends. This bike tour of Montreal also includes a helmet, 21-speed bike, bottled water, one food tasting and a glass of beer or wine in historic Old Montreal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.67
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Montreal Shore Excursion: Pre- or Post-Cruise Guided Sightseeing Tour of Montreal

Montreal Shore Excursion: Pre- or Post-Cruise Guided Sightseeing Tour of Montreal

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Before or after your cruise, get a comprehensive guided sightseeing tour of Montreal aboard a deluxe coach. Your informative and friendly guide will offer live commentary as you pass by several key attractions in the city and more than 200 points of interest, such as Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica and Mt Royal Park.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$47.25
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Plateau, Jean-Talon Market, and Mount Royal Park Guided Tour by Montreal Scooter

Plateau, Jean-Talon Market, and Mount Royal Park Guided Tour by Montreal Scooter

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This guided tour enables guests to see many of the highlights of Montreal in a relatively short amount of time, made possible only by scooter. It would be impossible to see as much by car, foot, bicycle, or public transport in the same amount of time. In addition, just riding a scooter through the historical and cosmopolitan city of Montreal is an experience in itself. The scooters and helmets provided are beautiful, functional, and well maintained. If you can only experience one 2H tour during your stay in Montreal, this is the one to experience!
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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$106.30
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Haunted Mountain

Haunted Mountain

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Witness a side of Mount Royal (Mont Royal) few visitors ever get to see on this spooky nighttime guided walk. Enjoy entertaining tales from an actor guide about the history of the mountain and about rumored hauntings as you explore the forested slopes and key sights without the daytime crowds.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Full-Day City Tour Montreal with Pickup and Food Tasting

Full-Day City Tour Montreal with Pickup and Food Tasting

A comprehensive tour of Montreal to see all key attractions in one day. Enjoy local food specialties tasting. Start with a drive to upscale neighborhoods of Westmount and take a picture of the famous St. Joseph’s Oratory. Visit Mount Royal and enjoy scenic views. Next, get closer to the Olympic Park. See what is still consider as more French neighborhoods of the city and then cross the Jacques Cartier bridge to the site of the unforgettable expo 67 site on St. Helen’s Island. Heading to Old Montreal, marvel at a view of the city Skyline. In Old Montreal, visit the largest church in Canada and most prestigious of Montreal; the Notre-Dame Basilica. After Lunch/Shopping break we start with a short walking tour of Old Montreal to see its historical buildings then we head to down town and explore the Underground city. Next, we explore the city characteristic neighborhoods Mile-End, Little Italy, Le plateau and Visit Jean-Talon Market, one of the largest farmers markets in North America.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Electric-Scooter PRIVATE Tour - Beyond the Tourist Trail of Montreal

Electric-Scooter PRIVATE Tour - Beyond the Tourist Trail of Montreal

After getting up to view the city from the Mount-Royal Park lookout (the largest park that gave the city its name!), explore the residential neighborhoods of Plateau, Mile-End and Little Italy. Here lies in peace communities with diverse cultural backgrounds. As for delicacies, take a break in one of Montreal bagel Institution and in the Jean-Talon public market, the perfect spot to heighten your senses. Highlights: murals around the Main, Mount Royal Romantic Cemetery, Mount Royal Lookouts, Colourful Multiplex of Le Plateau, Montreal's famous Bagel, the charming streets of Mile-End and Little Italy, Jean-Talon Market.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.99
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Beyond the Bike Lanes Bike Tour

Beyond the Bike Lanes Bike Tour

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Get off the well-trodden path and enjoy Montreal like a local on this half-day bicycle tour. An in-the-know guide takes you to his favorite street-art and cultural corners, as well as a picnic lunch in a beautiful borough park with a local craft beer. This small-group tour is limited to just 10 people, ensuring personalized attention. Come away with a solid pulse on Montreal’s current culture and knowledge of hot spots frequented by locals.
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  • 4 hours
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$70.36
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Highlights of Montreal a Guided City Tour by Scooter

Highlights of Montreal a Guided City Tour by Scooter

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Have only a limited amount of time in Montreal? See more of the city in less time on a private scooter tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, meet your guide, and set off aboard your stylish scooter. You’ll spy the highlights of Old Montreal, will journey to trendy Mile End, will admire Mount Royal Park, will stop at a famous bakery for a bagel snack, and more.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
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Half day private city tour

Half day private city tour

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Complete tour of the City, taking in over 200 points of interest. Visit historic Old Montreal, City Hall, Place Jacques Cartier, Notre Dame Basilica (admission extra), Olympia Park built for the 1976 summer Olympic games with an optional visit to the tallest inclined tower(Observatory is close on Monday), the Montreal Observatory Tower (admission extra), Mount Royal Park where you will have a panoramic view of the downtown area and the river. Here you will visit St. Joseph Oratory which is one of the world?s most visited shrines with a dome that reaches 97 meters. Discover Montreal through hundreds of places of interest with a friendly, knowledgeable & bilingual driver guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Half day private city tour - SUV

Half day private city tour - SUV

Complete tour of the City, taking in over 200 points of interest. Visit historic Old Montreal, City Hall, Place Jacques Cartier, Notre Dame Basilica (admission extra), Olympia Park built for the 1976 summer Olympic games with an optional visit to the tallest inclined tower, the Montreal Observatory Tower (admission extra), Mount Royal Park where you will have a panoramic view of the downtown area and the river. Here you will visit St. Joseph Oratory which is one of the world?s most visited shrines with a dome that reaches 97 meters. Discover Montreal through hundreds of places of interest with an uninterrupted commentary of a friendly, knowledgeable & bilingual driver guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$587.82
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City tour; afternoon in Montreal

City tour; afternoon in Montreal

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Have a fulfilling tour of Montreal that fits your schedule ! In this afternoon tour you get to see Westmount, visit St. Joseph’s Oratory and Mont Royal park. You will also visit Le Plateau Mont Royal, one of the most attractive neighborhoods in the city. We shall also visit Downtown, Old Montreal and the Old Port and waterfront. Your tour will take you in a drive through the upscale neighborhoods of Westmount and then you shall visit the largest Basilica in Canada, the famous St. Joseph’s Oratory. Next will be a drive to Mont Royal where you will get to walk in the city's most well known park and breathtaking views. The tour will take you then to Le Plateau Mont Royal, where you can appreciate it's architecture and lifestyle. Downtown will come next before concluding the tour by visiting Old Montreal and the Old Port area.
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  • 3 hours
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Montreal City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Montreal City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Explore the best of Montreal on this narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit many of Montreal’s top attractions — like Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown, Mount Royal Park, Crescent Street, Old Port and Old Montreal, to name just a few. With this two day pass, you can board at any of the 10 stops and get to know the largest city in Quebec in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a bilingual professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 days
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Montreal Bike Tour: The Essentials

Montreal Bike Tour: The Essentials

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An extensive network of bike paths makes Montreal the perfect place to explore on bicycle, and this bike tour covers the city center’s most important sites. Pedal through downtown, Old Montreal, and the banks of the St. Lawrence River as a guide shares stories about Montreal history and culture. This bike tour includes all necessary equipment, and it’s an ideal orientation to the heart of the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.86
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Night on Montreal Tour

Night on Montreal Tour

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See the sights of Montreal lit up after dark during this small-group nighttime tour. Depart after the sun sets for a driving tour up Mount Royale, with views of Saint Joseph's Oratory. Back in Old Town, see the Notre Dame Basilica and ride the Observation Wheel, ending with a traditional snack of poutine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.95
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