The Chalet du Mont Royal and Montreal’s Skyline

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So, why did we get eaten alive by bed bugs, already? Oh, right. To visit Montreal.

Well, our first evening in the city had started off pretty well. After checking in at the “hotel from hell” (which, at that point, was just a regular bed bugs-free hotel as far as we knew), we decided to make the most of the remaining daylight. We headed to Mont Royal, the hill west of downtown Montreal, to which it gave its name.

The weather was gorgeous, a real Indian Summer weather complete with some fall colours, a light warm breeze and above-average temperatures.

We usually drive to the same old belvedere to catch a glimpse of Montreal’s skyline, but this time we decided to “hike” to the Chalet du Mont Royal and the Kondiaronk scenic lookout in front of the chalet.

On the way, we met a large group of Chinese tourists, most of them elderly women, each carrying huge Nikon cameras with fancy and expensive zoom lenses. It was strangely amusing to see these women taking snapshot with semi-pro gear and I felt completely out of my league with my “small” 55-200 mm zoom lens! “Maybe they all work at the Nikon factory?” I wondered.

From the lookout, the view on the downtown area and the St. Lawrence River was amazing. I wish I could go back during the winter, it must be great as well with a snowy landscape!

The Chalet itself felt a bit empty if spacious. The walls are decorated with pictures tracing the history of Montréal, but little is said about the purpose of the Chalet.

You can see the complete set of Montreal pictures here.

Parc du Mont Royal

Parc du Mont Royal

Parc du Mont Royal

Parc du Mont Royal

Montreal's Skyline

Montreal’s Skyline

Montreal's Skyline

Montreal’s Skyline

Montreal's Skyline

Montreal’s Skyline

Montreal's Skyline

Montreal’s Skyline

Montreal's Skyline

Montreal’s Skyline

Montreal's Skyline

Montreal’s Skyline

Water Fountain

Water Fountain

Candid at the Top

Candid at the Top

Chalet du Mont Royal

Chalet du Mont Royal

Chalet du Mont Royal

Chalet du Mont Royal

Mark is Escaping

Mark is Escaping

Parental Shadows

Parental Shadows

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12 Comments

  1. Oui l’intérieur du chalet en lui-même n’a rien d’exceptionnel, c’est plutôt pour la vue qu’on va là 🙂

    En hiver ça doit être cool aussi avec le lac aux castors 🙂

    • Je veux revenir en hiver! Ma première fois à Montréal c’était en février et ça avait une toute autre allure… magnifique aussi, même si froid!

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