Westmount's Summit Park in Montreal

  • 01 of 09

    View of Montreal on a Hot Smoggy Day

    Dog at Summit Park in Westmount, Montreal, Canada
    ••• Dog at Summit Park in Westmount, Montreal, Canada. Evelyn Reid

    Summit Park: View from a Urban Forest

    One of Montreal's few designated bird sanctuaries, located atop Westmount, a self-governed municipality just west of downtown Montreal, Summit Park is 57 acres of protected wildlife and the lesser known of Mount Royal's three peaks, one surrounded by seven figure houses that disappear within seconds of entering the park.

    A birdwatcher's paradise and an oasis of calm for anyone who desperately needs a break from city smog -- read about my own experience on the summit during a heatwave -- there are a few ways to reach the summit and all of them involve a fair bit of walking if you are without a car. Call (514) 989-5200 for directions to Summit Park.

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  • 02 of 09

    View of Westmount Lookout

    View of Westmount Lookout in Montreal summit park.
    ••• Near Westmount's Summit Park in Montreal View of Westmount Lookout, near Summit Park. Photo © Evelyn Reid
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  • 03 of 09

    One of the Many Paths to Enter Summit Park

    Entering Woods of Summit Park in Westmount, Montreal, Canada
    ••• Westmount's Summit Park in Montreal Entering the woods of Summit Park in Westmount, an independent municipality located on the island of Montreal. Photo © Evelyn Reid
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  • 04 of 09

    Decomposing Tree in Summit Park

    Decomposing Tree in Summit Park westmount
    ••• Westmount's Summit Park in Montreal Decomposing tree in Westmount's Summit Park. Photo © Evelyn Reid
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  • 05 of 09

    Popular Dog Destination

    Dog at Summit Park in Westmount, Montreal, Canada
    ••• Westmount's Summit Park in Montreal Dog at Summit Park in Westmount, an independent municipality on the island of Montreal. Photo © Evelyn Reid
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  • 06 of 09

    Golden Labrador Enjoying Summit Park

    Golden Labrador at Summit Park in Westmount, Montreal, Canada
    ••• Westmount's Summit Park in Montreal Golden Labrador at Summit Park in Westmount, an independent municipality on the island of Montreal. Photo © Evelyn Reid
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  • 07 of 09

    Don't Eat the Berries!

    Berries at Summit Park in Westmount, Montreal, Canada
    ••• Westmount's Summit Park in Montreal Inedible berries at Summit Park in Westmount, an independent municipality located on the island of Montreal. Photo © Evelyn Reid
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  • 08 of 09

    Butterfly in the Park

    Butterfly in Summit Park in Westmount, Montreal, Canada
    ••• Westmount's Summit Park in Montreal Butterfly resting in Summit Park in Westmount, an independent municipality located on the island of Montreal. Photo © Evelyn Reid
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  • 09 of 09

    St. Joseph's Oratory Upon Exiting the Park

    St. Joseph's Oratory westmount summit park
    ••• Exiting Westmount's Summit Park in Montreal St. Joseph's Oratory from behind, visible upon exiting Summit Park in Westmount. Photo © Evelyn Reid