Site of the 1976 Olympic Games, Olympic Park is now a family-friendly destination packed with sites and activities. The four attractions are the Olympic Stadium (State Olympique), the Montreal Biodome (Biodôme de Montréal), the Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanique), and the Montreal Insectarium (Insectarium de Montreal). Plus, they are all within walking distance of each other.
Olympic Stadium is mainly used for baseball, festivals, fairs, and shows. It’s one of the most visited stadiums in the world. A platform at the top affords panoramic views of Montreal and its surroundings. At the Montreal Biodome, you can an amble through a rainforest, the Arctic Circle, rolling woodlands, or along the raw Atlantic oceanfront - all without ever leaving the building.
Inside the Botanical Gardens you can wander around 10 large, fragrant conservatory greenhouses, each with a theme, from orchids and begonias to ferns and rainforest flora. Stroll through the peaceful Japanese Garden to see its stunning Zen garden or take part in an ancient tea ceremony in its tearoom. Kids will love the Insectarium, which houses some of the world’s most beautiful and deadly insects.
Olympic Park lies about a 20-minute drive east of downtown Montreal on rue Sherbrooke. The park is also accessible via the Metro. In summer, a free shuttle whisks you between attractions. You can easily spend an entire day visiting all four attractions.
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