Frederick Law Olmsted | A Passion for Parks, National Geographic: On Thin Ice In Montreal

A lone hockey player circles the edge of Beaver Lake in Canada’s Mt Royal Park (in French: Parc du Mont-Royal), where winter visitors can cross country ski and snowshoe.

Frederick Law Olmsted designed the park to emphasize the areas mountainous topography. The city fell into hard times and never implemented all of his plans, but it is still the greatest of Montreal’s greenspaces.

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