This year mark the 50th anniversary of McGill at Mont St. Hilaire
Early in the 20th century, Brigadier Andrew Hamilton Gault purchased an isolated piece of wild land where he had spent part of his childhood. Throughout his life, he sought to protect the ecological integrity of the mountain, and eventually decided to pass this mission on. In 1958, Brigadier Gault left his property to McGill University.
Today, McGill’s Gault Nature Reserve on Mont St. Hilaire remains a beautifully preserved, living natural landscape – an ideal setting for teaching and research, communing with nature, and taking advantage of a wide range of services offered to both the university community and the public. McGill will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its stewardship of the mountain throughout the summer. We propose you the following activities:
From June to November, an outdoor photo exhibition will take you along the oldest trail at Gault Nature Reserve, to the peak of Sugar Loaf. Travel back in time with nine stations and 28 pictures in spots along the trail that have been marked by history. As you walk along this trail, you’ll see how hiking attire has changed, how some landscapes are the same while others are not, and the way land use has changed. And yet, despite it all, nature continues to dominate.
A map of the itinerary will be available at the visitor centre or can be downloaded here.
EXPO PHOTO [.pdf]