Still one of my favorite spots in Montreal and probably the best place to view Montreal at night. Occasionally you may find a lot people here around midnight as well. If you are driving as I do, you can not drive uphill and have to park it in the parking lot. Don’t forget to pay for the parking to avoid a parking infraction but you are lucky if it late night.
Getting up and down Mount Royal was far easier from 1884 to 1918 thanks to the Mount Royal Funicular Railway, which was basically an elevator that ran up and down the mountain. Pulled by cables using steam power, the funicular cost a precious 5 cents and would take passengers right to the top of Mount Royal. The funicular was found to be structurally unsound in 1918 and was completely dismantled two years later.