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The Olympic Village, located within the district Olympic Park in Montreal, was built for the 1976 Olympics. The twin-tower building was designed by Architect Roger Taillibert, who has designed a number of other structures in the park, including the Olympic Pool. Located on Sherbrooke Street, the Olympic Village was a temporary home to almost all athletes participating in the international championship and is now used as commercial complex.
Located close to Olympic Park, this area was an 18-hole golf course until the mid-1970s. The course has since been cut back and much of it turned into a popular public green space. In the summer you can cycle, picnic under the shady trees, or watch a neighborhood baseball or soccer game; in the winter, there is skating on a lighted rink, tobogganing and cross-country skiing. Not heavily frequented by tourists, this is nonetheless a great spot to spend an afternoon.
Montréal Insectarium is an interpretative nature center and museum, the only one of its kind in North America that presents both preserved insect collections and live insects for viewing by the general public. They also have a spectacular live butterfly garden in the summer. For those with an adventurous spirit, try the insect tasting events held twice a year with a local chef preparing recipes that feature insects.
Every season at the Jardin Botanique de Montréal (Montréal Botanical Gardens), you'll be captivated by the colors and fragrances of flowers and plants as you move from garden to garden, many inspired by different parts of the world. Explore the Sonoran desert, wander into the Chinese or French Garden, and finally relax in the tranquility of the Japanese Garden. The Montreal Botanical Garden contains 12,000 plant species and cultivators, ten exhibition greenhouses, about 30 thematic gardens and a large arboretum.
Montréal Biodôme is a science center and ecological zoo that is home to four distinct ecosystems. You will find a lush Tropical Forest, the temperate Laurentian Forest, the St. Lawrence Marine Ecozystem and the Polar worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic. Plenty of interpretative panels and staff are on hand to help you on your self-guided tour and there are audio guide systems to tell you more about the exhibits. The Environment Place amphitheater presents films, performances and lectures, all related to conservation and environmental protection. Admission fees listed are for the Biodôme only, so please check the website for other package prices.
A district of Montreal, created to lend a venue to the Summer Olympics of 1976, Olympic Park is located on the Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue and is roughly bound by Rue Sherbrooke and Rue Viau. It is here that the iconic, funicular Olympic Tower is located, which is home to many sport facilities like the seven state-of-the-art aquatic pools. Olympic Park is also home to many other structures like the Olympic Village and the Montreal Biodome.
Roger Taillibert's magnificent building takes a beating in the court of public opinion, but it remains Montreal's most stunning architectural achievement. The enormous bowl features a perpetually disintegrating roof that was originally meant to be retractable, while the inclined tower affords an incredible view over the city.
The National Circus School or the École nationale de cirque is an internationally-acclaimed circus school that teaches music, dance and arts. It offers many courses in circus arts from beginner's level to advanced streams. To encourage the creativity of circus artistes, an inter-disciplinary teaching method encompassing all art forms is incorporated.
Sculpted by Alfred Laliberté, this monument is a fountain-sculpture that is placed right at the entry point of Maisonneuve public baths.
Located on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies, this 30-hectare (75-acre) shore side park combines historical sites with parkland. Guests enjoy guided tours, a theater, a boutique and even an outdoor cafe, as well as observation points along the river. Depending on the season, you can picnic, hike, cycle, bird-watch or fish to your heart's content. In the winter, cross-country ski or snowshoe down the groomed trails.
Centre de la nature is a green oasis located within the metropolitan area of Laval. This is more than just a regular city park and offers something for everyone. Its lovely gardens and lawns complete with serene surroundings are ideal for relaxing with your favorite book. For the outdoorsy types, the Centre de la nature features host of activities ranging from hiking, biking, kayaking, skateboarding; from summer to winter sports, a wide scope is covered here. The nature lovers can explore the deer park or the country-side farm featuring farm animals like cows, chickens and horses. That's not it, Centre de la nature also conducts variety of sporting and cultural events throughout the year. And, such a picturesque locale makes for an ideal backdrop for wedding photography; with prior permission you can arrange for wedding photography session here. For entry fees, hours of facilities and event schedule, check website or call ahead.
The Church of La Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie serves the Recollet Falls region of Montreal city. This church was erected in the 1700s era and is touted to be one of the foremost churches on this island.