on June 7, 2004
We enjoyed a drive up to the observation point at Mont-Royal in the park of the same name. There was parking at the observation point for $1.75/hr (metered), but we only stayed for a few minutes so we didn't have to pay. The view is definitely worth the drive up. You can see a panoramic view of Montreal sprawled out before you. Especially on a sunny and clear day you really can see it all. There were also coin-operated telescopes for kids or people who want to take a closer look. This is a great activity to do on the way to something else if you are in the neighborhood. People who are more athletic can hike up to the observation point.
The observation point can be reached by car or bus on Camillien-Houde road. According to the guidebook, the park can be reached on foot by taking one of the "stairs section" (one of four streets: Redpath, du Musée, de la Montagne or Drummond north of Docteur-Penfield), but we didn't try this.
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