The Mont-Royal belvedere
A great view of the downtown Montreal and the south shore, in a little oasis of greenery on Mont-Royal. The Lac des Castors (Beaver Lake) is shallow but looks great, it's the start of numerous trails that circles the top of the mountain. Follow the signs to the belvedere and you will find binoculars (bring your own) on a terrace overlooking skyscrapers, the port, streets and churches.
Mount-Royal has the most stunning views of the city and the drive itself takes you through a gorgeous park. Locals, people and animals alike, love to come here on the weekend.
Visit this hge and beautiful park located at the northern section of Montreal. Lakes, magnificent views of the city from the lookouts, and great greens.
to get to the observation deck in the most efficient way, take metro to Mont Royale, then take bus #11 to the park. The views along the way are great! Then walk up a few minutes to 'chapel'.
Go there (not alone) and enjoy the city view, by day or night, who like traditional dancing - Thursday night recommend (find out why)...
On sundays, when the sun is up in the sky, Mont Royal parc is THE place to be, especially if you are a djembe lovers!
Go also to Chalet Mont Royal, and admire the view on the city, breathtaking...
There is a lake on top of the Mont-Royal. Good idea: sleeping "siesta" on the grass in front of this beautiful lake (only for summer)
Take a tour around the beautiful mountain in the heart of Montreal. You have a nice view of the city and its surroundings. Gorgeous!
I woke up early and hiked up to Mont Royal, but if you're interested in taking photos, I'd recommend coming up here in the evening when the sun will be at your back.
Visit the Beaver Lake, in Mount Royal Park.
A great spot for sunbathing, boating and picknicking in the summer time and an equally great spot for skating and skiing in the winter.