and Jeanne-d’Arc Avenues and Rosemont Blvd.
With the success of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, Montréal made a name for itself as a world-class city of sport. The Olympic District represents the city’s urban heritage from this monumental event, home to the symbolic structures and spirit that endure to this day.
Today, the Olympic Stadium, designed by renowned French architect Roger Taillibert, ranks among Montréal’s top tourist attractions. Its iconic shape with the Montréal Tower – the highest inclined tower in the world – can be seen from far and wide.
This 65,000-seat stadium – the largest in Canada – has welcomed a host of events, from professional sports teams (Go Expos! Go Alouettes!) to concerts featuring international stars the likes of Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, U2 and Madonna. Pope Jean Paul II was greeted here by a full house in 1984.
There’s always something to see and do in and around the Olympic Stadium, surrounded by no less than the four Space for Life nature museums: the Biodôme (housed in the former Velodrome), the Planetarium, the Botanical Garden and the Insectarium.
All year long, the Esplanade buzzes with events ranging from Christmas markets to extreme sport competitions and more. Saputo Stadium comes alive with the Club de Foot Montréal soccer club and the picturesque Parc Maisonneuve offers a natural respite from urban hustle and bustle.
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