Olympic Park (Parc olympique)

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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
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
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
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
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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dambanker
Toronto, Canada735 contributions
Saw that I was close to here and wanted to visit. Very happy that I did. Now I was just going to walk around and didn't think I would be here very long. I used the main parking lot and paid... but on the way out... of course ... I saw some short term (30 mins I think) parking spots that were free.

The park itself was very interesting with the Olympic Rings and the Stadium. The Planetarium buildings were also very interesting. The only unfortunate thing was that the Tower was closed due to covid still.?? I have to add that it looked like a great place for kids as there was lots of groups and families visiting the Biodome. I bypassed this as it looked very busy and it was a travel day for me.

Overall a great place to visit. Very happy that I took some time to visit here.
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Written July 25, 2022
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JVallejo
Caribbean35 contributions
unfortunately was close but we enjoy it walking around is close to the botanical , and you must take the picture with the Olympic Rings . !
Written April 12, 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,787 contributions
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.
Written February 28, 2021
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Phil Lemire
Boucherville, Canada23 contributions
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 ;)
Written June 15, 2020
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Giacomo F
48 contributions
Olympics 1976
Nice to see the names of the participants engraved outside the stadium.
The swimming Pool is still well maintained and so the stadium , pity that the Expos moved.
Nadia Comaneci was the biggest Star at this Olympics.
Written March 9, 2020
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Ashish D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India634 contributions
Wonderful view of the olympic park and distant city of Montreal. Worth a visit if you are a sports fan and wish to be a part of history!
Written December 30, 2019
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Ash_A
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions
Family
Site was clean and well maintained. Landmarks were cute and the pictures taken definitely did not disappoint. However, we visited on a Sunday afternoon and were unable to experience the gift shop, which was a pity.

Sign up for the paid tour to explore inside the stadium and go up the observatory deck. We didn't join the tour, but still reasonably enjoyed our time at the stadium.
Written December 29, 2019
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Palermo F
Vancouver, Canada13 contributions
it's just worth to just drive by the stadium. don't plan on visiting inside, it's a waste of time. especially in the winter. 10 minute drive from downtown montreal.
Written December 11, 2019
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Santiago Arango
10 contributions
This stadium was supposed to be a landmark and an obligated stop in our visit to Montreal. Sadly, it is in poor condition and not worth going to.
Written December 9, 2019
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Carson R
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Family
Well worth it. Tour guide did an amazing job! Don't skip out on any thing. The view from the tower is fantastic.
Written November 30, 2019
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