Nature meets the city

"Explore Earth and beyond at Space for Life "

New perspectives abound at the Space for Life and the Olympic Park. Experience Earth's incredible biodiversity at the Space for Life: the impressive greenhouse and sprawling grounds of the Montréal Botanical Garden; the life-filled oceans, tropics, forests and antarctic shores of the Biodôme; the critters of the Insectarium; and galactic adventures of the Planetarium. Add to all that one of the tallest and most recognizable architectural structures in the city: the leaning Montréal Tower, built for the 1976 summer Olympics, gives visitors a 360-degree view of the city from its observation deck.

City sights and natural wonders

Explore everything under the Montréal sun no matter what the weather at the Space for Life and Montréal Tower. From the tower's observation deck, get a true lay of the land – pair it with a trip around the world and far beyond at the Space for Life. 

  1. Ride the Montréal Tower's hydraulic glass funicular to the summit to snap a picture from every direction, capturing the St. Lawrence River, downtown's skyscrapers, the Mountain and neighbourhoods as far as the eye can see.
  2. Count the penguins, beavers and otters while laughing at their antics at the Biodôme
  3. Walk through the Botanical Garden's greenhouse during butterfly season or relax on a grassy patch of the garden's sprawling grounds in summer.
  4. See exactly why insects – in all shapes, sizes and colours – are the most diverse group of animals on the planet at the Insectarium
  5. Map the stars and planets as seen from Earth, peer into deep outer space and search for signs of extraterrestrial life at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium