Canadian park designed by the famous American landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted in 1876. Mount Royal Park was officially opened on Queen Victoria's birthday, Wednesday, May 24, 1876. It is the icon of Montreal and a central meeting place for Montrealers. Mount Royal is an urban ecosystem unique in North America. The park includes a bandstand and Beaver Lake (used for skating in the winter). The park's woodland is known for its autumn colour.