Montreal Tower Observatory

Originally intended for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, the Montreal Tower Observatory is world’s tallest inclined tower, standing at an unprecedented 45-degree angle. A funicular cable ride to the observatory offers panoramic views of up to 50 miles (80 kilometers), from beyond the St. Lawrence River to Mount Royal.

The Basics
As one of the city’s top landmarks, the Montreal Tower Observatory is included on Tourisme Montreal’s attractions pass, which grants access to a bundle of attractions at a discounted rate. This pass includes a range of city highlights, from the Montreal Biodôme to Saint Joseph’s Oratory.

Guided tours of Montreal’s Olympic Park are offered daily at various departure times, and typically include the Botanic Garden, Olympic Stadium, Planetarium, and Musée Dufresne-Nincheri. An option to upgrade includes an admission ticket to the Montreal Tower Observatory.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Purchase your admission ticket online in advance to skip long entrance queues.
  • Don’t forget comfortable shoes and layers, as the Olympic Park is large and some highlights are outdoors.
  • Street signs, including parking and traffic signs, are written in French.
  • Café In Vivo and the Botanic Garden Restaurant offer plenty of refueling options.
  • The Montreal Tower and Observatory are wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Located 4.2 miles (6.8 kilometers) from Downtown in Montreal’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood, the Montreal Tower Observatory is easily accessible using public transit. The nearest stops are Pie-IX and Viau metro stations on the green 2 line, located directly in front of Olympic Park. If traveling by car, Montreal Tower is accessible via Sherbrooke Street East. Olympic Park has eight parking lots available at a per diem rate.

When to Get There
Each season offers a different view from the observatory, which operates year-round. Winter provides panoramic views of the city under a blanket of snow; autumn rings in a fiery display of Mount Royal’s foliage. Every first Friday of the month from May to October, the Olympic Park hosts Québec’s biggest food truck festival. For a birds’-eye view of the gastronomic delights below, tack on a trip to the observatory.

Montreal’s Olympic Disaster
The Montreal Tower and Observatory were supposed to be finished before the opening ceremony of the 1976 Summer Olympics. Due to a long list of unforeseen issues—including brutal winter weather, an unusual architectural design, strikes, and escalating costs—the tower's construction was abandoned. After another series of setbacks, including a fire that set the tower ablaze, it officially opened in 1987—11 years after its intended completion.
Adres: 4141 Avenue Pierre-de Coubertin, Montréal, Québec, Canada H1V 3N7, Canada
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Entree Montreal Tower Observatory plus optioneel kaartje voor de botanische tuin

Ga naar de hoogste scheve toren ter wereld met een toegangskaartje voor het observatorium van de Montreal Tower, gelegen in het Olympisch park. Vanaf de top van de toren, die maar liefst in een hoek staat van 45 graden, kunt u de gehele regio van Montreal zien en 80 kilometer richting de St. Lawrence River Valley. Dit adembenemende panoramische uitzicht ontving de hoogste score van de gerenommeerde Michelin-gids. Upgrade en krijg toegang tot de botanische tuin van Montreal, met enkele van de mooiste thematische tuinen.
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Montreal bezienswaardigheden-pas

Bespaar geld en verken de stad Montreal met de 'Passeport MTL’. Gedurende 72 uur kunt u genieten van toegang tot 23 populaire attracties en activiteiten, waaronder rivierboot-cruises, de Biodôme, de Montreal Tower, het Olympische park, en nog veel meer. Bonus: de pas is voorzien van een ingebouwde chip die u onbeperkt toegang tot het openbaar vervoer geeft, met inbegrip van de 747 Aéroport P.-E.-Trudeau shuttle. Bekend raken met Montreal is nog nooit zo eenvoudig geweest.
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