Bell Centre
Bell Centre
4.5
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In season, take in a Montreal Canadiens hockey game at this arena.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
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  • Bonaventure • 4 min walk
  • Square-Victoria-OACI • 10 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,066 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for Hockey Fans
    Famous for the arena where the hockey team plays, the Centre also includes some eating places and a big plaza. It has spawned some redevelopment in the area including the apartment building where we stayed. Great for hockey fans.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Hiranta W
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value!
    Can't be the $20 price. Tour last an hour and you get to see parts of the arena that are usually restricted such as the press gondola, alumni lounge and the locker room. Kevin, the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate on the team and willing to answer any questions. Only minor enhancement I would love to see is to add the walk from the locker room to the ice. Would be cool to see the walk that the players take before hitting the ice.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 10, 2023
  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    During the tour, you will see where you cannot go as a visitor and learn about things you had no idea about
    Although I'm not a hockey fan, I really enjoyed the tour in this building. Our guide (an archeology teacher by profession) was absolutely amazing. His narration about everything related to the building of the Bell Centre and the hockey club was interesting, funny, sometimes truly fascinating. I was not bored at all when he told us about how much it costs to buy a VIP seat, how the arena can be converted into a stage for a concert, what hockey players have written in the dressing room and why, how hockey was played before and what it is like today... A very interesting and at the same time funny piece of information for me was why the hockey game used to be played in two halves and now it is thirds. This is because there are two breaks during the match instead of one and the visitors spend more money on refreshments. Well, it's all about the money. :-) We were in the arena itself, in the places for reporters, in the locker room of the hockey players and in the press center.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • helenandpaul13
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    wonderful evening
    Went here to watch the Ice Hockey while I was in Montreal with my wife and daughter. Had difficulty accessing the venue because I couldn't get access to my tickets on Ticketmaster, but once this was resolved we had a great evening at the Ice Hockey. It seems that we paid for much better seats in the lower sections but the view was great and the evening was wonderful. The Canadians really know how to put on a show, but then this is their national sport. Excellent.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 15, 2024
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helenandpaul13
Worcester, UK1,660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Went here to watch the Ice Hockey while I was in Montreal with my wife and daughter. Had difficulty accessing the venue because I couldn't get access to my tickets on Ticketmaster, but once this was resolved we had a great evening at the Ice Hockey. It seems that we paid for much better seats in the lower sections but the view was great and the evening was wonderful. The Canadians really know how to put on a show, but then this is their national sport. Excellent.
Written April 15, 2024
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RaptorDC
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
The atmosphere was insane, the stadium was huge and the fans were wild.I have never seen an ice hockey match before because I'm coming from England. I think it's an experience you should have at least once in your life, and I highly recommend it.
Written April 14, 2024
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Jonathan Schami
Ottawa, Canada17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Been here for various hockey games, always a blast. Tons of washroom space so you never wait long. Standard overpriced food and drink items once you cross the threshold.

Have been to a few concerts, usually sound is alright but nothing to write home about. However, went to see Madonna this year and we sat in the 330s. Not sure what was going on or if its just due to our seat placement but the bass in those seats just amplified on top of each other until all you could hear was off beat random thumbing which drowned out basically everything else… too bas her stage and production are so epic, just wish we could have actually enjoyed the music.
Written January 21, 2024
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Shelley F
Hamilton, Bermuda1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Do not go this venue if you have issues with walking or stairs!! We spent $2k+ for front row seats with dinner at MyThik resto and there was NO WAY to get to the resto - after going through THREE checkpoints - without walking down 3 flights of stairs. I saw at least 20 other people struggling to get up and down those stairs! Asked 5 different employees about getting to the resto and only one was able to confirm that there really was no ramp or elevator or escalator.
Written August 15, 2023
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250misstink
Laval, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The concert at the Bell Center August 9th, Earth Wind and Fire, and Lionel Richie, was AWESOME!!!!! What an amazing performance. These entertainers are all in their 70's!!!
It brought me back to my teenage and early adulthood in the 70's.

80% were about 60 + and boy did we ever shout it loud ..... :-)
Written August 10, 2023
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Although I'm not a hockey fan, I really enjoyed the tour in this building. Our guide (an archeology teacher by profession) was absolutely amazing. His narration about everything related to the building of the Bell Centre and the hockey club was interesting, funny, sometimes truly fascinating. I was not bored at all when he told us about how much it costs to buy a VIP seat, how the arena can be converted into a stage for a concert, what hockey players have written in the dressing room and why, how hockey was played before and what it is like today...

A very interesting and at the same time funny piece of information for me was why the hockey game used to be played in two halves and now it is thirds. This is because there are two breaks during the match instead of one and the visitors spend more money on refreshments. Well, it's all about the money. :-)

We were in the arena itself, in the places for reporters, in the locker room of the hockey players and in the press center.
Written July 30, 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.

Hiranta W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Can't be the $20 price. Tour last an hour and you get to see parts of the arena that are usually restricted such as the press gondola, alumni lounge and the locker room. Kevin, the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate on the team and willing to answer any questions.
Only minor enhancement I would love to see is to add the walk from the locker room to the ice. Would be cool to see the walk that the players take before hitting the ice.
Written July 10, 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.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,066 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Famous for the arena where the hockey team plays, the Centre also includes some eating places and a big plaza. It has spawned some redevelopment in the area including the apartment building where we stayed. Great for hockey fans.
Written June 20, 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.

Keith B
Wayne, MI457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Had to see a Canadiens game while in Montreal. I stayed in town and walked over so I can’t comment on parking, but it’s likely expensive. The place is huge, it’s the largest arena in the NHL. There’s a large history area celebrating the over 100 years of the team.

There are four large sections wrapped around the arena. I was higher up but not in the 400 level. View is still good. Tickets are very price, prime seats were over $500 CDN for an early season game against the Penguins. Sound is great, all announcements are in French and English.

I did not purchase concessions

Game went to overtime, a plus. No issues getting out and heading back to hotel.

While I will never be able to see a game at the historic Forum, this is a good substitute for a hockey mecca.
Written April 30, 2023
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Cyrilmc1972
Bansha, Ireland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Excellent experience, great place to watch the hockey. Easy to find your seat, easy to get around. Great atmosphere, very family friendly. GO HABS GO!!
Written April 17, 2023
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