Olympic Park (Parc olympique)

Olympic Park (Parc olympique)

Olympic Park (Parc olympique)
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Points of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsObservation Decks & TowersArenas & Stadiums
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
About
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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  • janiceburch
    Templeton, California96 contributions
    A Nice Place to Visit for the Afternoon
    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.
    Visited October 2022
    Written December 4, 2022
  • 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
  • eskdunning
    Hermitage, Tennessee287 contributions
    Not what I was expecting
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Polo Morailles
    San Diego, California107 contributions
    Okay place to stroll
    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.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Chloe Thomas
    Russell Springs, Kentucky960 contributions
    Cool Step Back in Time
    The Olympic Park is a cool step back in time! Seeing all the monuments and stadiums will make you feel as if you are back several years ago when the Olympics took place in Montreal. Not much is open for touring, so beware of that…but it’s still cool to see! We were able to see the Olympic pool in use by classes, which was cool!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 12, 2023
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Chloe Thomas
Russell Springs, KY960 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
The Olympic Park is a cool step back in time! Seeing all the monuments and stadiums will make you feel as if you are back several years ago when the Olympics took place in Montreal. Not much is open for touring, so beware of that…but it’s still cool to see! We were able to see the Olympic pool in use by classes, which was cool!
Written November 12, 2023
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SpanishteacherMD
Ellicott City, Maryland1,642 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Solo
Always an interesting place to visit. Take the métro green line to either Pie-IX or Viau. Walk out and explore the many wonders offered by Parc Olympique. The Stadium and Montreal Tower are the focal points of the site, along with Saputo Stadium (MLS soccer site for FC Montreal), Arena Maurice-Richard, the Biodôme are also integral places to see at the site. Across the street is the Montreal Botanical Garden. The park is a treasure and is always worth the visit. When I was there, the Tower was closed for some reason. Super place to visit and I highly recommend a visit here when in Montreal.
Written October 30, 2023
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Nico Samneil Sy Salado
Newport, VT682 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
1 contribution
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, PA11,604 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, CA107 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

eskdunning
Hermitage, TN287 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, UK990 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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