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Canada’s climate is one of extremes, but at the Montreal Biodome you can experience several climates in one place. The Biodome simulates five different ecosystems of the Americas ranging from tropical to Arctic, and serves as home to 250 animal and 500 plant species.
The Biodome’s five ecosystems are housed under the expansive glass roof of the velodrome built for the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics. Upon entering, the first habitat is the Tropical Rainforest exhibit, the largest and most populated ecosystem of the Biodome. Look for tamarins in the trees and watch for piranhas stalking the river that runs through the habitat. Next is a re-creation of Laurentian Maple Forest, located between Quebec and the northern United States. This mountainous terrain is home to beavers and the rare Canada lynx. In the Gulf of St. Lawrence exhibit, visit an enormous tank for views of Atlantic marine life, including lobsters and halibut. Finally, the Arctic and Antarctic exhibits hold flocks of puffins and penguins.
The walk through the Biodome does not take long and you can easily race through all five exhibits in a half-hour. The Biodome, however, rewards patience and the longer you stay, the more you’ll see. Each habitat is full of wildlife, so take your time and move quietly.
For a small fee, rent an audio guide in English that will let you know what to look for. Signs along the walkway will also help you in your search for wildlife.
Arrive early, as the line for the Biodome can be long, especially during the summer months. Fortunately, even when the line is long, it tends to move quickly.
The Biodome is a few minutes northeast of Downtown next to the Olympic Stadium. It is easily accessible by metro, bus, bicycle or car, although there is a fee for parking. The magnificent Montreal Botanical Garden lies just across Rue Sherbrooke from the Biodome, so consider combining the two for a great day exploring Mother Nature, Montreal style.
How about making your stop at Montreal Biodome even more unique? Don't miss the chance to try a few of these activities:
Montreal Tower Observatory Ticket with Space for Life Museum is one of the interesting activities available here.
For more things to do, check out our Montreal things to do page.
This family-friendly Montreal hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Saputo Stadium, Olympic Stadium, and Montreal Biodome. Montreal Botanical Garden is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away. Assomption Station is 11 minutes by foot and Viau Station is 12 minutes.
Situated in Montreal, this property is close to Olympic Stadium, Montreal Biodome, and Montreal Botanical Garden. Also nearby are Saputo Stadium and Olympic Park.
Located in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Olympic Stadium and Montreal Biodome. Montreal Botanical Garden and Saputo Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Pie IX Station is only a 3-minute walk and Viau Station is 11 minutes.
Situated in Montreal, this apartment building is close to Olympic Stadium, Montreal Botanical Garden, and Montreal Biodome. Also nearby are Saputo Stadium and Olympic Park.
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Located in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, this property is within a 15-minute walk of Olympic Stadium, Montreal Botanical Garden, and Montreal Biodome. Saputo Stadium is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) away. Pie IX Station is only a 3-minute walk and Joliette Station is 9 minutes.
This apartment building is located in Montreal (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve), close to Montreal Biodome, Olympic Stadium, and Saputo Stadium. Also nearby are Montreal Botanical Garden and Olympic Park.
Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sainte-Catherine Street, University of Quebec-Montreal, and Bonsecours Market. Notre Dame Basilica and Christ Church Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km). Champ-de-Mars Station is only a 4-minute walk and Saint Laurent Station is 7 minutes.