Chalet du Mont-Royal

Historic Building in Plateau Mont-Royal & the Northeast

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Constructed in 1932, this grand old white villa, complete with bay windows, contains canvases that depict scenes of Montréal history. You’ll also see carved squirrels in the rafters. Big bands strut their stuff on the huge balcony in summer, reminiscent of the 1930s. Most people, however, flock here for the spectacular views of downtown from the Kondiaronk lookout behind the chalet. It’s about a 1km uphill walk from the park entrance on Ave de Pins.

Staff at the handy information booth inside can give you tips on exploring the park.