- All entrance fees included
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Family friendly
Climb aboard a 2-level glass-encased funicular accommodating up to 76 passengers at a time, and enjoy the 2-minute ascent to the observatory deck. The only funicular in the world to operate on a curved structure, the sophisticated hydraulic system maintains the cabin on a horizontal level as it glides up the tower.
At the top, marvel at the panoramas of Montreal, the Laurentian mountains and the St Lawrence River Valley. On clear days, see up to 50 miles (80 km) all around — a view that received a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide. It is no surprise that the Montreal Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, alongside the CN Tower in Toronto, the Empire State Building in New York and the Menara Tower in Kuala Lumpur.
Return to the tower’s massive triangular base, which includes a sports center of seven basins for water sports and a sports hall.
Optional Ticket to the Biodôme
Upgrade and add a visit to the Biodôme, next door to the Montreal Tower. Under one roof, explore replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas, each with a different climate. The Biodôme houses 500 plant species and more than 4,500 animals from 250 species.
Wander through the lush and warm Tropical Forest, a reproduction of a South American rainforest, and catch sight of thousands of plants and animals, including piranhas, caimans, bats and brightly colored birds.
Move on to the Laurentian Maple Forest of conifers and hardwoods, and spot an array of aquatic and land wildlife like amphibians, reptiles, beavers, porcupines, otters and lynx.
At the Gulf of St Lawrence ecosystem, discover hundreds of fish swimming in a basin holding 660,430 gallons (2.5 million liters) of ‘seawater’ produced at the Biodôme. In addition to fish like cod, striped bass, halibut and salmon, look out for sea stars, anemones, sea cucumbers and crab lining the rocky shores.
In the final ecosystem of the Labrador Coast and Sub-Antarctic Islands, delight in sighting Atlantic puffins, black guillemots and king penguins.
Afterward, take a coffee break at the on-site café or browse through the gift shop for souvenirs. If you’re up for more nature and science, check out the nearby Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium.
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The Montreal Tower
Monday: 1pm - 5pm
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- Entrance to Montreal Tower Observatory
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Peter N, August 2016
Great views of the city from atop the Olympic Stadium. BioDome is always a treat and a great way to see some of the local wildlife. Kids and adults love it.
Reviewed by: Elisa A, July 2016
The Tower Observatory was nice, but the Biodome was extraordinary!!!!