Mount Royal is the defining landmark of our city
Mount Royal is synonymous with quality of life. It is the icon of Montreal and a central meeting place for Montrealers. The mountain is where we retreat to relax and play, where we go to work, study and create memories that last a lifetime. Mount Royal is an urban ecosystem unique in North America, a refuge in the midst of the city.
Who is Les amis de la montagne?
Les amis de la montagne is a registered charitable organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing Mount Royal through community involvement and environmental education.
Why the need to raise awareness, friends and funds?
Les amis de la montagne is a vibrant organization that occupies an important place in our dynamic city. By mobilizing public opinion, Les amis is a pioneer in developing viable initiatives for the mountain’s long-term protection. The goal of the campaign is to raise $850,000 from private sources. These funds provide Les amis with the ability to have a lasting and measurable impact on the protection and enhancement of the mountain.
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An investment in our collective future
Over the past two decades, Les amis de la montagne has instigated education, protection and enhancement programs for Mount Royal. Here is a sample of
- Close to 10,000 people have rolled up their sleeves to participate in the mountain’s springtime clean-up since 1990.
- Thousands of indigenous trees and bushes have been planted through the “For a healthy urban forest” program.
- More than 6,000 children take part annually in education and conservation programs related to the mountain.
- Since 1998, more than 8,000 people have revived the 1840s snowshoeing tradition on the mountain by sporting blue toques for a night time snowshoe race or walk through the forest of Mount Royal.
- Hundreds of public forums have been held to exchange information on the mountain’s protection challenges and many position papers have been written and submitted to ensure that public authorities are paying attention.
- Innovative partnerships have been established to enhance Mount Royal by improving services and resources, making the experience of the mountain
- more enjoyable for the entire community, such as:
- Initiation of the forest recovery program following the ice storm of 1998.
- Restoration of Smith House, the reception and education centre on the mountain.
- Expansion of green spaces on Mount Royal through the redesign of the western entrance of the mountain.
- Restoration of the Beaver Lake sector.