Heritage Montreal and Les amis de la montagne are pleased to co-host a roundtable discussion on cultural heritage and tourism, which will take place on April 19, in honour of UNESCO’s  International Day of Monuments and Sites.

Featuring expert panellists, this discussion will allow participants to exchange views on the various stakes concerning tourism and the preservation of cultural heritage on Mount Royal related to its access, the daily management and experience of users and visitors as well as actions pertaining to the mountain’s international recognition.

The roundtable will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
To register, click here

Invited speakers including:

– Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director, Heritage Montreal
– Sylvie Guilbault, Executive Director, Les amis de la montagne
– David Maneli, Science & Communication Manager, Gault Nature Reserve, McGill University
– Fergus Maclaren, Canadian National Expert representative on the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee
– Geneviève Poirier-Ghys, Conservation and Communications Officer, Centre de la Nature du mont Saint-Hilaire

Additional information on the location and other speakers will soon follow.


UNESCO created the International Day of Monuments and Sites in 1983 following a proposal by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

Since 2009, Heritage Montreal works with the City of Montréal and other organizations to propose activities that seek to cultivate the general population’s views on the cultural heritage of Montréal.

Given its mission to protect and enhance Mount Royal, Les amis de la montagne contributes to the debate around the preservation of Mount Royal’s cultural heritage and gives the community the chance to express itself on this issue.

Photo credit: Michael Vesia