Olympic Park (Parc olympique)

Olympic Park (Parc olympique)

Olympic Park (Parc olympique)
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers • Arenas & Stadiums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A daring architectural site, the Olympic Park was built to accommodate the 1976 Summer Olympics and has since been host to more than one hundred million visitors. Whether to admire Montreal from atop the highest inclined tower in the world, to attend an event in the Stadium, to exercise at the Sports Centre or to take part in an outdoor event at the Esplanade Financiere Sun Life, there is something for everyone. The Olympic Park grounds and its thirteen on-site partners are visited by more than four million people every year. Open to the world and in harmony with the neighbouring community of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, the Olympic Park has become a unique recreational and tourist attraction where creation, discovery, entertainment, and sport coexist side-by-side. New for the summer 2016 The Souvenirs of 1976 exhibit will take you back in time to (re)live the Montreal Olympic adventure-from the project's tentative beginnings to today, when the flame still burns.
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Neighbourhood: Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Named for the Olympic Stadium complexes built for the 1976 games, the Olympic Park and the surrounding neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) make up an invigorated area dedicated to "Space for Life." Around the Olympic Village's arenas and stadiums, Rue Sherbrooke welcomes exploration of its sculpture gardens decorated in the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle and its museum culture headed by the historical Château Dufresne. Maisonneuve Park offers interactive experiences at its bio-dome, insectarium, planetarium, and botanical gardens. For a change of scene, the gentrified space along Rue Ontario Est is packed with the city's newest, edgiest cafes, where an imaginative, youthful crowd sips foamy cappuccinos. A visit here is incomplete without stepping into the vast halls of the Maisonneuve Market, with flower stalls, wine depots, and local produce.
How to get there
  • Pie-IX • 4 min walk
  • Viau • 8 min walk
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  • duck8to
    Montville, New Jersey6,864 contributions
    Former Glory
    I was spending a long weekend in Montreal in early Autumn, when I visited the Parc Olympique. I am a fan of the Olympics and religious about watching the events on TV and when possible attending an event, so I had to at least see the venue. Parc Olympique was the site of the 1976 summer Olympics. These are the Olympic games that propelled Nadia Comaneci to stardom. The venue is known for it's tower which is set at 45 degrees and affords a view of the Montreal skyline. It is 165 meters high. Presently it is closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Note that when admission is possible it is closed on Mondays. The cost to climb the tower was $15 and if you add the cost of stadium parking $20 people hesitate to visit. Days when traffic is light you will be able to find street parking close by. Besides climbing the tower you can see the the Olympic size swimming pool which is still used by the Olympic diving and swimming team.. The 5 five rings of the Olympics are still up including the medal stand. The Biodome which replicates the four ecosystems found in the United States requires a separate admission cost. The Planetarium is adjacent to dome is worth seeing. Across the street, Maisonneuve Park is home to the Montreal Botanical Garden and Insectarium. Saputo soccer Stadium can be found here as well. The bottom line is that I would not recommend Parc Olympique for everyone but it was interesting to see for me since it is only a 10 minute drive from downtown Montreal and is a unique dome.
    Visited September 2020
    Written February 28, 2021
  • Phil Lemire
    Boucherville, Canada23 contributions
    a must see in Montreal
    A must see in Montreal. not that close to downtown but easy acces from PieIX metro station. You can go inside and watch the olympic diving team practicing their dives almost everyday (free). Of course you have to take a selfie there ;)
    Visited June 2020
    Written June 15, 2020
  • Mark B
    Ontario, Canada298 contributions
    Montreal's Amazing sports complex
    We were staying a week in Montreal doing a variety of things over March break. We had been before but just walking the grounds. This time we went to the sports complex. It was 7 dollars each. The children's water play area is great and the pools are abundant with many lap sections. There are many diving boards but on the day we went they were closed off due to Olympic divers practising which was cool in itself.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written March 31, 2023
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Nico Samneil Sy Salado
Newport, VT668 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
Aside from the biodome there is a children’s playground and supposed, if open, but under construction highest slanted tower, the montreal tower who offers 360 view of montreal. Some food vendors are also around the area.
Written September 22, 2023
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Cooper B
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Aug. 2023 • Family
I went to see Metallica and we had an extremely hard time navigating are seats. The sections and rows are poorly marked and confusingly ordered. The sound for the opening acts was a disappointment, largely due to the structure of the stadium. Otherwise, the venue was adequate. It had a solid system for getting in and out, many entrances and exits, a built-in metro, but the facilities were lacking in that there was a low number of washrooms, in which there was far too few stalls. Additionally, there was no restocking of certain items even though there was a free night between the two shows in which they could’ve refilled the quickly-emptied soap dispensers, and their supplies of an assortment of beverages and food items, which was disappointing but understandable. I can see the stadium being of better use for a sporting event or such, but for a concert it wasn’t the best, even though the shows were great.
Written August 14, 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,540 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
I went here for the Metallica concert. It’s a ton of complicated walking to get in. The stadium has clearly seen better days. It all looks old. It shakes during the concert and there are echos. And getting out is crazy. They walk everyone to like one exit. It’s a packed madhouse. Not a great spot to see a concert. Although the band was great.
Written August 12, 2023
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Polo Morailles
San Diego, CA106 contributions
Jul. 2023
Park dedicated to the (very expensive) 1976 Montreal Summer olympics that is now a bit barren. There are several things to do around like the botanical garden, the Biodome, or the futbol/soccer stadium in the campus, but for the Olympics there is not much to see.
There are sets of flags around the memorial, and the elevator to the top was being upgraded so I didn't get to check it out.
Not much to do, so it's best to walk around for a bit.
Written August 11, 2023
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eskdunning
Hermitage, TN282 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
I guess I was expecting more. There really wasn't much to see. There was one good angle, with all the flags and the Olympic flame tower. From that angle, it was cool - I can't imagine being there for the actual games. If you choose to stop here, you won't need a lot of time.
Written August 2, 2023
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AUKTourist
North East England, UK985 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The park is an uncoordinated building site. So be disappointing to see how little thought has gone into the renovations. Signage is not always clear! I would avoid until they finish the work!
Written June 4, 2023
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Mark B
Ontario, Canada298 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Family
We were staying a week in Montreal doing a variety of things over March break. We had been before but just walking the grounds. This time we went to the sports complex. It was 7 dollars each. The children's water play area is great and the pools are abundant with many lap sections. There are many diving boards but on the day we went they were closed off due to Olympic divers practising which was cool in itself.
Written March 31, 2023
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janiceburch
Templeton, CA96 contributions
Oct. 2022
We came upon Parc Olympique not knowing what to expect. It was actually delightful. We went into one building and immediately knew it had a pool inside by the chlorine smell. Turns out it was the large pool for racing and also a dive pool. The architecture is really something to see. The large tower will soon have a restaurant in it. I'm certain the view will be wonderful. It's also just a nice place to walk around and be outside.
Written December 5, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA15,848 contributions
Oct. 2022
Good Place for kids. A big city park, accessible by the Metro, full of attractions, many good for families and kids. Some of the architecture is not pretty, but the green space is. It's a big park.
Written November 6, 2022
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Sri G
Charlotte, NC12 contributions
Sep. 2022
The Olympic Park is impressive and has a consistent space theme from 70s when it was built. The swim practice area is lively. The observatory tower is closed and there is some construction outside the park that is a bit inconvenient. Overall I do recommend planning to spend 3-4 hours here, between the planetarium and gardens.
Written October 2, 2022
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