Samiksha Jaiswal

Westmount Summit

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Mountain type  Intrusive stock
Topo map  USGS Mount Katahdin
Age of rock  Early Cretaceous
Easiest routes  Hiking, Cycling
Elevation  201 m
Mountain range  Monteregian Hills
Parent range  Monteregian Hills
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A view of montreal facing south from the westmount summit


Westmount Summit is the summit of one of the three peaks of Mount Royal (along with Mount Royal proper and Outremont) located in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Part of the geographical summit is located within the Montreal borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

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The summit is approximately 201 metres (659 ft) above sea-level. The park occupies approximately 23.087 hectares (57.05 acres) of land at the summit, making it the largest park in Westmount.

A lookout is located on its southern face, providing views over Westmount, Montreal, the south shore and the Eastern Townships.

A gorgeous cloud of snow seen over montreal from the westmount summit


Summit woods

McGill University owned the land on Westmount Summit in the late nineteenth century, which it used for a botanical garden. In the early twentieth century, McGill donated the land to the City of Westmount on the condition that it become a bird sanctuary. Today, there are about 180 species of bird on Westmount Summit.

There are also many species of wild plant and flowers located in the summit woods.

The summit woods are bordered on all sides by Summit Circle, a notable residential portion of Westmount.

References

Westmount Summit Wikipedia


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