Parc du Mont-Royal
Parc du Mont-Royal Montreal Reviews
The Park in Montreal Jun 15, 2014
Feeling so lucky to live just 2 blocks away from this park. i run here almost everyday and can't seem to be running out of trail. the trail is wide and the park is so big that you can easiy spend 3 hours here.
it is a great place to bike to as the trail is not too steep. you can even chalange your stamina by running 100 steps up.
there is also a nice little lake called beaver lake, with no beaver : ).
the view of Downtown montreal best seen from the highest point, dont miss it…
if you dont feel like running , you can do Tam Tam here….take your family for a picnic, or invites your friend to play tennis at the tennis court on the lower side of the park, or just grab your lunch , head up and chill in the park.
it is a great place to be.
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Parc du Mont-Royal Oct 11, 2011
The 15 min walk from Rue Sherbrook uphill is steady & slightly deceptive in a way that it doesn’t feel steep. The street commute is convenient for cars, bikers, and all forms of pedestrians who joyously is out and about giving the city a lively pulse. At first glance entering the park it is not impressive and does not feel like being on any type of mountain. Rest assured Mount Royal was built by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York's Central Park.
Before climbing to the highest points of Mount Royal I learned that there is three peeks and in this one particular section I was no longer in Montreal but was now in the territory Of Westmount. A tidbid about Westmount-The city of the wealthy and high social class citizens voted to separate its self from being one of the borroughs of Montreal and successfully did so thus making them not very well liked by the other locals.
About 256 steps later and sun light is breaking through the trees to reveal high rise sky scrapers not far in distance. Continue on and suddenly there is marvelous unobstructed views of the whole city about as far as the eyes or lens can see. There is spectacular views of downtown Montreal from the Kondiaronk Belvedere which is an open area that is gallery like where most people gather to take in the sights. There are bikers, joggers, students, families and couples here along with refreshments making it a pleasant recreational time for all. I was a little perplexed by a demonstrator because I could not figuere out what the message or art being portrayed but it was interesting to say the least. There is a Cross On Mount Royal that illuminates at night. It was built as a simbolism to replace another cross from a vow made to the virgin mary to stop a flood on the city. Another worthy section of the park is where couples come to park their car & with the picturesque view of the city all lit up after nightfall,they share their own intimate moments.
Last but not least is my favorite encounter at Mount Royal which is the Tam Tam Jam. It is both a sight to behold and an experience to be shared. Hundreds of people gathered at the George-Étienne Cartier Monument playing hand drums, dancing, singing, selling and buying arts & crafts. The crowd is diverse, friendly, respectful, hip and cool and everyone including on lookers participate one way or another to keep the vibes going from mid day to sunset. It was perhaps the best place to people watch as everyone joyously displayed their own uniqueness and the jubilation they felt wether it was from drumming along, singing, dancing, and even a few people partook in drinking and other substances without ever worrying about authorities. I loved my experience here and would definently recommend this place during your stay in Montreal.
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