I never thought I would ever be hiking in the snow, but it is a new year! New adventures and experiences always excite me, so we prepared accordingly and up Mont Royal, the city’s namesake, we went. Mont Royal park was designed by the very same guy who designed our very own Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted. Many of the city dwellers were out on their skis and was cross-countrying it. We decided to get up to the top the quick way, which is also the harder way (steps). There are other paths that wind around that will eventually lead you to the overlook. We took those afterwards to see the rest of the mountain.
I thought the street up to the park was deceptively steep, but it was nothing compared to the actual climb up. Phew! The panoramic view of Montreal was totally worth it. There’s a chalet with restrooms and snacks/drinks once you reach the top. We stayed until sunset and the city just lit up at twilight. This was definitely one of my favorite adventures in Montreal.