The lookout at the top of the Outremont Summit in Montreal’s Tiohtià:ke Otsira’kéhne Park gives visitors a view of northwestern Montreal. On a clear day, you can see Lac des Deux Montagnes.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, visitors to Mount Royal Park could zip up the mountain on a funicular, an incline railway that started at ground level near Duluth St.
This video and these photos give you a feel for Mount Royal’s Escarpment Path.
Many lifelong Montrealers have never been to Mount Royal’s second major lookout. That might be because it’s not as easy to find as the premier lookout – the Kondiaronk Belvedere, in front of the Chalet, near Smith House.
Long before Mayor Valérie Plante’s Projet Montréal administration started its controversial pilot project on Camillien-Houde Way/Remembrance Rd., Westmount decided to close a stretch of Summit Circle road and make it pedestrian only.
Here’s what it’s like to wander around Tiohtià:ke Otsira’kéhne Park in Outremont.