La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

Puffles and Honey are at the Mont Royal lookout for a wonderful view over Montreal.

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

Mount Royal is the jewel of Montreal’s city parks. This 200-hectare park occupies part of the mountain that lies in the midst of Montreal island, and includes the highest spot in the city (234m).

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

In the 1860s, mass cutting of trees on the mountain for firewood outraged the populace and led to the area’s designation as a park in 1876. It was originally landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, perhaps best known for New York City’s Central Park, although not all his proposed plans for Mount Royal were eventually carried out.

The lookout facing over downtown towards the river was first built in 1906 and is now officially known as the Belvédère Kondiaronk, named for the Huron chief who signed a major peace accord with the French regime in 1701.

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

A second lookout faces eastward toward the Olympic Stadium.

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

This is the Olympic Stadium where Nadia Comaneci became the first gymnast in Olympic history to be awarded the perfect score of 10.0 for her performance on the uneven bars. She went on to record the perfect 10.0 six more times and became the youngest all-around Olympic gold medallist ever.

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

All that fresh air and bush walking made little bears hungry so they went nearby to Reubens. Built in 1976, Reubens is home to the finest Montreal smoked meat. Puffles and Honey also found Penfolds Koonunga Hill on the wine list.

Bon Appétit!

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

La Vue Depuis Mont Royal

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