Kondiaronk Lookout

Mastering Mount Royal

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: McGill campus, Golden Square Mile, Mount Royal park, Plateau Mont-Royal



Teen (13-19)


Tickets must be purchased online beforehand - Tour takes place rain or shine - Please be on time; tour will leave as scheduled

Because sometimes you just have to run up a hill for the best views

  • If you were worried about getting some hill training done during your vacation, this tour is for you
  • Find out all about Mount Royal, from its geology to the park's famous landscape architect, all while taking in the best views in Montreal
  • You're going to love the off road experience and getting lost in the forest all without leaving the heart of the city

This is a running tour! Participants should be able to jog 10 km (6 miles) in about an hour.

We will be running up to the highest point on the island at nearly 233 metres (760 ft)

Total distance is approximately 8 km (5 miles) of mostly unpaved surface

There will be some stretches of trail running

Duration is approximately 1.5 hours

Tours go ahead rain or shine

Children 13 and over are allowed provided you take them home with you at the end

This one and a half hour A to B running tour begins near McGill subway station in downtown Montreal and ends at Mont-Royal subway station in the heart of the Plateau district. The tour goes for approximately 8 km (5 miles). There will be brief commentary stops as needed by the group while we climb to the top of Mount Royal.

Participants are expected to be able to run at a pace of 7 minutes per kilometre (11 minutes per mile) or faster. That means they are able to run 10 km (6 miles) in just over an hour.

Participants should also be comfortable with elevation change, as we will be ascending to just over 200 m above sea level (over 700 ft).

The starting point is a 5-10 minute jog from many of the downtown's major hotels. It is located at the entrance to McGill campus, at the intersection of Sherbrooke St. and McGill College Ave. near the McGill subway station on the green line.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

How does a running tour work? Will we stop during the tour?

Running tours can take on two different styles. In the case of a group tour, during the run the guide will stop periodically to give commentary and to check in with all members of the group. In the case of a private tour for one or two people, the guide can talk as everyone runs together, but will also make stops for longer explanations.

I’m worried about pace. How fast do you run?

These are indeed running tours, and it’s important to make sure you will be comfortable with the pace and the total distance indicated. Each tour clearly states how fast you should be able to run, and for how long.

If you have any doubts at all, perhaps a private tour is more your speed! During a private tour, the guide will adjust to the pace that you are comfortable with.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. The guide will not be able to accept payments on site. Also, to maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. We advise you to check the forecast the morning of the tour and dress appropriately.

Only in the case of a severe weather warning where the safety or participants would be put in question will the tour be cancelled.

What should I bring with me?

Other than appropriate running gear for the weather conditions, you could bring a reusable water bottle for use at water fountains, and personal effects. The guide will be able to carry phones, keys, and other small items for participants.

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