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  • Location:Montreal, Canada
  • Duration:Flexible

Montreal Tower Observatory Admission plus Optional Ticket to the Biodome

Tower of Pisa, move over. Visit the tallest leaning tower in the world — the Montreal Tower — located in the Olympic Stadium complex. Take a unique funicular ride up the side of the tower, and from the observatory, admire sweeping views that have garnered the Michelin Guide’s highest rating. Upgrade and enjoy entry to the Biodôme next door. Wander through various land and aquatic ecosystems like a rainforest and polar landscapes, and spot wildlife like lynx, piranhas and penguins.


  • Admission to the Montreal Tower with an optional ticket to the Biodôme
  • Hop aboard a glass-encased funicular up the world’s tallest inclined tower
  • Capture breathtaking views of Montreal, the Laurentian mountains and the St Lawrence River Valley
  • Upgrade to add entry to the Biodôme, located near the Montreal Tower
  • Walk through replicas of four different ecosystems and observe an abundance of animal and plant life
  • Stroll through the Olympic Park stadium complex

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Montreal Tower leans at a whopping 45 degrees, whereas the Pisa Tower tilts at a mere five degrees. Learn how this engineering feat is possible. Inside the Biodôme, take a mini-trip around the Americas and immerse yourself in nature and wildlife.

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What You Can Expect

Montreal Tower Observatory Admission plus Optional Ticket to the Biodome

Montreal Tower Observatory and Guided Tour

Arrive at Olympic Park, built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, and make your way to the Montreal Tower, part of the stadium complex. Rising 541 feet (165 meters) at a 45-degree angle, the Montreal Tower is the world’s tallest leaning tower, with more than 250,000 visitors each year.

Climb aboard a 2-level glass-encased funicular accommodating up to 76 passengers at a time, and enjoy the 2-minute ascent to the observatory deck. The only funicular in the world to operate on a curved structure, the sophisticated hydraulic system maintains the cabin on a horizontal level as it glides up the tower.

At the top, marvel at the panoramas of Montreal, the Laurentian mountains and the St Lawrence River Valley. On clear days, see up to 50 miles (80 km) all around — a view that received a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide. It is no surprise that the Montreal Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, alongside the CN Tower in Toronto, the Empire State Building in New York and the Menara Tower in Kuala Lumpur.

Return to the tower’s massive triangular base, which includes a sports center of seven basins for water sports and a sports hall. 

Optional Ticket to the Biodôme
Upgrade and add a visit to the Biodôme, next door to the Montreal Tower. Under one roof, explore replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas, each with a different climate. The Biodôme houses 500 plant species and more than 4,500 animals from 250 species.

Wander through the lush and warm Tropical Forest, a reproduction of a South American rainforest, and catch sight of thousands of plants and animals, including piranhas, caimans, bats and brightly colored birds.

Move on to the Laurentian Maple Forest of conifers and hardwoods, and spot an array of aquatic and land wildlife like amphibians, reptiles, beavers, porcupines, otters and lynx.

At the Gulf of St Lawrence ecosystem, discover hundreds of fish swimming in a basin holding 660,430 gallons (2.5 million liters) of ‘seawater’ produced at the Biodôme. In addition to fish like cod, striped bass, halibut and salmon, look out for sea stars, anemones, sea cucumbers and crab lining the rocky shores.

In the final ecosystem of the Labrador Coast and Sub-Antarctic Islands, delight in sighting Atlantic puffins, black guillemots and king penguins.

Afterward, take a coffee break at the on-site café or browse through the gift shop for souvenirs. If you’re up for more nature and science, check out the nearby Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The observatory is no big deal but the Biodome is really worth visiting. The environment they created for the animals is just fascinating and feels so real.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent time had by all!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great view of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

its good....you can see the view of montreal from top...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was awesome would come again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The biodome is amazing for adults and children. Having the animals flying around you and walking through recreated ecosystems simply can't be described and must be experienced. The tower offers amazing views of the city. Also buying the tickets here saved us time (the line at the biodome was over a half hour long) and money. Just be advised you need to take the voucher to the tower first to redeem.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The bonus ticket to the Biodome made this a fantastic deal! Basically, you get the Biodome for free. Just make sure to pick up your tickets at the Observatory box office and not at the other attractions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

No one problem!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

The tower is a fantastic construction and the view you have from the top are unbelievable for the city. This is one of the best tour to do in Montreal.

David J
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

and another good value for money tour
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