Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) Tours
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Originally intended for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, the Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) is world’s tallest inclined tower, standing at an unprecedented 45-degree angle. A funicular cable ride to the observatory offers panoramic views of up to 50 miles (80 kilometers), from beyond the St. Lawrence River to Mount Royal.
As one of the city’s top landmarks, the Montreal Tower Observatory is included on Tourisme Montreal’s attractions pass, which grants access to a bundle of attractions at a discounted rate. This pass includes a range of city highlights, from the Montreal Biodôme to Saint Joseph’s Oratory.
Guided tours of Montreal’s Olympic Park are offered daily at various departure times, and typically include the Botanic Garden, Olympic Stadium, Planetarium, and Musée Dufresne-Nincheri. An option to upgrade includes an admission ticket to the Montreal Tower Observatory.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Purchase your admission ticket online in advance to skip long entrance queues.
- Don’t forget comfortable shoes and layers, as the Olympic Park is large and some highlights are outdoors.
- Street signs, including parking and traffic signs, are written in French.
- Café In Vivo and the Botanic Garden Restaurant offer plenty of refueling options.
- The Montreal Tower and Observatory are wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Located 4.2 miles (6.8 kilometers) from Downtown in Montreal’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood, the Montreal Tower is easily accessible using public transit. The nearest stops are Pie-IX and Viau metro stations on the green 2 line, located directly in front of Olympic Park. If traveling by car, Montreal Tower is accessible via Sherbrooke Street East. Olympic Park has eight parking lots available at a per diem rate.
When to Get There
Each season offers a different view from the tower's observatory, which operates year-round. Winter provides panoramic views of the city under a blanket of snow; autumn rings in a fiery display of Mount Royal’s foliage. Every first Friday of the month from May to October, the Olympic Park hosts Québec’s biggest food truck festival. For a birds’-eye view of the gastronomic delights below, tack on a trip to the observatory.
Montreal’s Olympic Disaster
The Montreal Tower and Observatory were supposed to be finished before the opening ceremony of the 1976 Summer Olympics. Due to a long list of unforeseen issues—including brutal winter weather, an unusual architectural design, strikes, and escalating costs—the tower's construction was abandoned. After another series of setbacks, including a fire that set the tower ablaze, it officially opened in 1987—11 years after its intended completion.
Address: 4141 Avenue Pierre-de Coubertin, Montréal, Québec, Canada H1V 3N7, Canada
Admission Tickets (1)
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal)
Visit the tallest inclined tower in the world with an admission ticket to the Montreal Tower Observatory, located at Olympic Park. From the top of the tower, which is leaning at an astonishing 45-degree angle, see the entire Montreal region and up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) of the St. Lawrence River valley. This breathtaking panoramic view received the highest rating from the renowned Michelin Guide.
Are you looking for things to do in Montreal? Or, do you live here and are looking for a fun way to explore your city? You should try this scavenger hunt around the Montreal Olympic Park! It will take you from the Botanical Garden to the Maurice Richard Arena, by way of the Olympic Stadium and the Saputo Stadium. You’ll face challenges at every step. Each challenge will tell you where you are going next, as well as a bit of local history and trivia.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Save money and zip around the city of Montreal with the ‘Passeport MTL.’ During a 72-hour period, enjoy access to 28 popular attractions and activities, including riverboat cruises, the Biosphere, the Montreal Tower, Olympic Park and more. Bonus: The pass has a built-in chip that gives you unlimited access to public transportation, including the 747 Aéroport P.-E.-Trudeau shuttle. Getting to know Montreal has never been easier.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) costs USD 19.06. Guided Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) tours start around USD 19.06 per person. See all 2 Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal)?
The best ways to experience Montreal Tower (La Tour de Montréal) are:
- Montreal Tower Observatory and Since 1976 Exhibit Ticket
- Montreal Olympic Park Tourist Scavenger Hunt
- Montreal Attraction Pass
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