Petit Futé's opinion on OLYMPIC PARK
On May 12, 1970, the International Olympic Committee announced that the city would host the Games of the XXI Olympiad, in the summer of 1976. The race against the clock begins. It was then that the Olympic Park was built, an unparalleled architectural complex including the Stadium, the Swimming Center and the Velodrome, all designed by the French architect Roger Taillibert. Funny fact: the stadium tower, the highest inclined tower in the world, will be completed well after the Games, in 1987. Today, it is possible to visit the stadium, to climb to the top of the Montreal Tower for an exceptional panorama (the highest inclined tower in the world, with its 165 meters and its 45 degree angle - reopening in 2023 after the renovation work), to attend a host of events and shows, both in the stadium and on the esplanade redeveloped for the cause. There is also a sports center, a skateboard park and a snow park, as well as other attractions in the area, including four of the five Espace pour la Vie museums (Biodome, Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium) and Saputo Stadium, home of the CF Montreal professional soccer team, a member in good standing of the MLS (North America's premier professional soccer league). The huge Montreal Tower, which stood empty for almost 30 years, has been rehabilitated into an office tower. The financial institution Desjardins, among others, has taken up residence there in 2019. In short, a place with multiple activities in all seasons.
Opening time and information on OLYMPIC PARK
See website for schedules and rates of various services, activities and events. Gourmet area on site.
Means of payment offered by OLYMPIC PARK
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