Open Hours:(Tower) Nov 1-early Jan, mid-late Feb: 11am-5pm Tue-Sun, noon-5pm Mon; late Feb-end Apr: 10am-6pm Tue-Sun, noon-6pm Mon; May 1-mid Jun: 10am-5pm daily; mid Jun-Labour Day: 10am-9pm daily
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- 76%Local Culture
- 76%Family Travelers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (31)
- Olympic StadiumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 07, 2013
Unfortunately the stadium doesn't seem to be put to its best use anymore, but the tour is nice and the exhibits are interesting. Other than that, not much to do here.
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- Olympic StadiumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 3Jul 05, 2012
I can imagine that this must have been rather amazing when it was first built for the 1976 Olympics. The leaning tower is still interesting to see though I am not sure it's really a must see sight if you are only in town for a short time.
- Olympic StadiumJul 05, 2012
Nice view of the city, but not much to do there except the Jardin Botanique. As a Montrealer, I cannot think of the big bowl without also thinking of the incredible amount of $ it costed as well as it relative inutility since the Expos have left.
- Olympic StadiumJul 04, 2012
This place is a result of a true boondoggle. The weird looking tower is...well, weird. Fortunately for Montreal it is no longer an icon for the city, and being so far away from the City Center it is mostly out of mind for many. Walking around the grounds one feels just sadness, how the great legacy of the Expo and the Olympics is now just crumbling concrete, neglected and forgotten. Tour groups still come here, but when I visited there were very few admirers. The grounds are largely empty and abandoned and I was a little worried that the concrete would collapsed beneath my feet. Some take photos by the sign, far enough away that you can't tell that the place is nearly abandoned. It's just a sad joke.
- Olympic StadiumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
The Olympic Stadium (Stade olympique) is a multi-purpose stadium built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It subsequently became the home of Montreal's professional baseball and Canadian football teams. Since the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2004), the stadium has had no main tenant, and with a history of financial and structural problems, is largely seen as a white elephant. It currently serves as a 56,040-seat multipurpose facility for special events (e.g. concerts, trade shows) during non-winter months, and continues to serve as a venue for Grey Cup games hosted by the Montreal Alouettes (Canadian Football League).
I was a HUGE Montreal Expos fan. Maybe it was my "closet Canadian" inclination or maybe it was that cute red, white and blue M, but there wasn't a day during multiple baseball seasons that I didn't keep track of how my beloved Les Expos were doing. I even had a Montreal Expos jacket for several years and there's still a penant on my wall at home.
I also had the opportunity to attend at least a few games in Olympic Stadium and I was never really impressed. It reminded me a lot of the Metrodome in Minneapolis. But with my team loyalty, it really didn't matter.
5 stars for the Team
2 stars for the Stadium
1 star for Major League Baseball for allowing the team to tank.Recommended for:History Buffs