Mount Royal Cross

Culture, arts and heritage Leisure activities Architecture Outdoor Mount Royal, Outremont and Westmount

Erected in 1924, the cross atop Mount Royal commemorates January 6, 1643, when Maisonneuve, Montréal's founder, kept his promise to carry a wooden cross to the summit of Mount Royal if the young colony survived flooding. Today, the cross stands 30 metres (98 feet) high and when lit, can be seen from miles away.

  • Mount Royal Park - Mount Royal Cross
  • The Cross atop Mount Royal
  • Snowshoeing excursions on the Mount Royal
  • The Cross atop Mount Royal



  • Nature interpretation/observation
  • Self-guided tour


  • Walking path