Our Mountain: Memories of Mount Royal
Affectionately referred to as “the mountain” by Montrealers, the Mount Royal is a Montreal landmark. Located in the heart of the city, this vast territory contains a rich ecology and an exceptional biodiversity.
Today the Mount Royal is a heritage site protected by many people and organizations. But how did our ancestors view this mountain? How have they inhabited it? The Mount Royal has been a key witness to the evolution of the center of the island of Montreal for the past 5000 years. The exhibition Our Mountain: Memories of Mount Royal tells the story of this emblematic place.
Created to mark the bicentennial year of birth of the Mount Royal Park's creator, American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), the exhibition focuses on the main issues that played a role in the mountain's development and preservation efforts.