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Belvédère Outremont, Montreal

A viewpoint on the north-west side of Mont-Royal, adjacent to Montreal's cemetery with view on University and Northern Montreal up to Olympic Stadium.

How to Get Here

You can get there by a short walk from metro station Edouard-Montpetit. Walk goes upwards rather steep through a deciduous forest. Look out for mushrooms and forest flowers. Once arrived on top, your efforts will be honoured by a beautiful view on a large part of Montreal and surroundings.

Map Location of Belvédère Outremont, Montreal

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Photography Tips

Mainly a place for macro photography: Mushrooms, flowers and butterflies. Be aware though that in the forest there is low light and you may need flash for good results. Almost certainly, you will see Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) soaring above you during spring, summer and autumn. Carry with you a 400mm lens if you are interested in taking photos of this interesting bird. There are many other bird species around but we haven't found consistent conditions for good photos.

What to See Here

The main attraction of this place is to watch Turkey Vultures soaring in the sky on search of food and the possibility to see and photography butterflies on the West slope of the park. The forest on the East side gives opportunities to see forest flowers and different mushrooms.

Butterfly species and flowers change over the months. Early spring there are Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) and Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma). In summer and autumn look out for European Common Blue (Polyommattus icarus), Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) and Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) among other butterfly species.

Recent Photos of Species

Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
Bitter Wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris)
Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica)
Large White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Bohemian Waxwing
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Species and Seasonality

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1 0 0 0
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2 0 0 0
Birds-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) 0 1 0 0
Bitter Wintercress (Barbara vulgaris) 1 0 0 0
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1 0 0 0
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1 0 0 0
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) 1 0 0 0
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) 1 0 0 0
Brown creeper (Certhia americana) 1 0 0 0
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) 2 1 0 0
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) 0 1 0 0
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1 0 0 0
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) 2 0 0 0
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 1 0 0 0
Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) 0 1 0 0
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 1 0 0 0
European Common Blue (Polyommattus icarus) 0 1 0 0
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) 1 0 0 0
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1 1 0 0
Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus) 1 0 0 0
Large White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) 3 0 0 0
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) 2 0 0 0
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) 0 1 0 0
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica) 1 0 0 0
Swainsons Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 2 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2 2 0 0
Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus) 0 1 0 0
Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) 1 0 0 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field. Only species shown which we have logged at least 5 times in the Montreal area.

Photos Taken in Belvédère Outremont, Montreal

Forest Belvédère Outremont

Path up in the forest on the North side of the park


iPhone 11 Pro; iPhone 11 Pro back triple camera 4.25mm f/1.8; Focal Length 4.2mm; Exposure 1/728; Aperture f/1.8; Iso 32;

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