High foot traffic in the park over the past few years as well as a greater number of unauthorized trails have damaged the soil and vegetation on Mount Royal. This fall, the city is covering these areas with plants to protect the mountain and close these trails.
Unauthorized trails on the mountain have multiplied, and runners, walkers and cyclists have begun using them more frequently, threatening the biodiversity of the park.
We are carrying out work to restore weakened ecosystems by planting 4,650 shrubs and indigenous species to cover 3.6 kilometres of unauthorized trails.
Work will take place from September 1 to November 15, 2021. The project aims to cover 37.6 kilometres of unauthorized trails in the park between now and 2030.
Gates and signage
To protect these new plants, our teams will be installing four kilometres of discreet gating and 300 temporary signs.
Do you have questions?
The next time you visit Mount Royal, feel free to reach out to Les Amis de la montagne, who will be on site regularly while this work is being done.