Park of Mount Royal

Park of Mount Royal

The first European to scale the mountain was Jacques Cartier, guided there in 1535 by the people of the village of Hochelega. He named it in honour of his patron, Francis I of France. He wrote in his journal:

And among these fields is situated and seated the said town of Hochelaga, near to and adjoining a mountain ... We named this mountain, Mount Royal.

On one theory, the name of the Island of Montreal derives from mont Réal, as it was spelled in Middle French, (Mont Royal in present French)...

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Montreal Monster Walk

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Mount Royal Chalet

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Maison Smith

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