Mount Royal is a natural distinctive landmark of the city of Montreal that can be seen from many miles away when driving toward the city. Downtown Montreal is located at between the bottom of its east-southern side and the St. Laurence River.

The Mountainous Central Park of Montreal

Mount Royal is just north of downtown Montreal but is actually at about the center of the city's island. Many neighborhoods surround it like the higher-income ones of Westmount and Outremont or more middle-class ones of the Plateau and Côte-des-Neige.