Mont Royal

Ganga Shinghal
MONT ROYALMont Royal is a large volcanic-related hill in western Montreal, the progenitor for the name "Montreal", a runner's paradise, a tourist's bird's eye view of the urban canyon margin-ed by the St. Lawrence River and a photographer's visual dream.There are multiple routes to this hill on the western part of the city and I did try a couple of them, to satisfy the runner in me. If you want a gradual long walk/drive take the Côte-des-Neiges route which joins up on one end of the massive Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery and up you go. There is Beaver lake (ideal for ice skating in winter) and park on the right as you go up, and take a moment to take in the spectacular beauty around you.