Olympic Park (Parc Olympique), 46 hectares (114 acres) in the eastern part of the city, with an entrance at 4545 av. Pierre-de-Coubertin (M: Pie-IX or Viau), was host to the 1976 Summer Olympics. A major highlight of the park is the 165-metre-high (541-ft.) Montréal Tower. An observatory at the top of the tower offers 80-kilometre (50-mi.) views of the Montréal region. It is reached by a funicular that takes visitors to the top via a cable system along the back of the structure. The tower also houses the Since 1976 exhibition, detailing the construction and history of the park. Olympic Park is also home to Montréal Biodôme and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, two of the four attractions making up Montréal Space for Life.
Guided tours are available.
Tower, Since 1976 exhibition and guided tour $30.88; $27.40 (senior citizens); $24.35 (students with ID); $15.22 (ages 5-17); $76.10 (family, two adults and three children). Québec residents $24.79; $22.18 (senior citizens); $19.57 (students with ID); $12.18 (ages 5-17); $60.01 (family, two adults and three children). Combination tickets with Montréal Space for Life or The Dufresne-Nincheri museums also are available.
$18; $20 during special events.
Hours: Cable car rides to the observatory Tues.-Sun. 9-8, Mon. 1-8, June 27-Aug. 30; Tues.-Sun. 9-6, Mon. 1-6, May 2-June 26 and Aug. 31-Oct. 12; Tues.-Sun. 9-5, Mon. 1-5, Feb. 21-May 1; Tues.-Sun. 9-5, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Since 1976 exhibition Tues.-Sun. 10-5, Mon. 1-5; guided tours depart Tues.-Sun. at 10:30, 11:30, 1, 2:30 and 4, Mon. at 1:30, 2:30 and 4; winter hours vary.