Les amis de la montagne

  • A splendid way to spend a summer day: picnicking at Beaver Lake.

    Photo: Les amis de la montagne

  • Montrealers enjoying the fall colours at Beaver Lake.

    Photo: Les amis de la montagne

  • The renovated Beaver Lake Pavilion.

    Photo: Les amis de la montagne

  • Skating on Beaver Lake – A Montréal tradition.

    Photo: Les amis de la montagne

  • Paul Desmarais, Jr., Jean Béliveau and André Desmarais at the official inauguration of the Beaver Lake rink in 2006.

    Photo: Martin Tremblay / La Presse

  • Official inauguration of the Beaver Lake rink in 2006. Left to right: Raymond Bachand, MNA for Outremont, Jean Béliveau, Paul Desmarais, Jr., Montréal Mayor Gérald Tremblay and André Desmarais.

    Photo: Martin Tremblay / La Presse

BY THE NUMBERS

35,000 trees planted by Les amis over 35 years

15,000 M2 in which invasive species were controlled by over 250 volunteers

+ 3,000 hours spent by + 1,300 volunteers as part of its environmental stewardship actions

Mount Royal: The jewel in Montréal’s crown

Les amis de la montagne began as a gathering of the community to oppose the erection of a tower on Mount Royal that would have permanently changed the mountain’s landscape to the detriment of Montréal. Today our mandate is to protect and enhance Mount Royal through community involvement and environmental education.”

Power Corporation has been a supporter of Les amis de la montagne for many years. As its millennium gift to Montréal, Power made a donation that was earmarked by Les amis de la montagne to make improvements to the facilities in the Beaver Lake sector of the sprawling park, which was officially inaugurated in 1876. The project also included the construction of a refrigerated skating rink in the form of a figure eight. Power Corporation supported the creation of the rink in honour of Jean Béliveau, the Montreal Canadiens’ hockey legend and an enduring inspiration to future generations.

Power Corporation proudly support the remarkable job undertaken by Les amis de la montagne in its preservation of the Mount Royal while making it an open and inviting community space.

It is essential to preserve this green oasis in the heart of the city for the benefit of all.
Peter Howlett
Founding President
Les amis de la montagne

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