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Family adventures in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

  • When: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • What: Family
  • Where: Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
HoMa for short, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is a neighbourhood that keeps changing and reinventing itself to welcome people. Site of the Games of the XXI Olympiad, the Space for Life and the Saputo Stadium, HoMa is a wonderful place that families can enjoy. Sports, nature, culture…the neighbourhood offers all kinds of adventures from which to choose!



Olympic Stadium

Visit the Olympic Stadium, a Montréal landmark since 1976! This monumental work by architect Roger Taillibert never fails to impress with its unique design. Climb on board the funicular-type elevator in its inclined tower—the tallest in the world—for a wonderful view of the city. Unbeatable.

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The Olympic Park’ Esplanade

Take advantage of the activities offered at the Olympic Park’ Esplanade Sun Life Financial! Festivals, sporting events and food truck gatherings are enjoyed year-round. Are you a soccer family? Montreal Impact hosts its opponents in the Saputo Stadium, at the eastern end of the Esplanade.

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Château Dufresne

Close by, on Sherbrooke Street East, you’ll discover Château Dufresne, a neighbourhood treasure built at the beginning of the 20th century. Stop there to admire its sumptuous interior and the largest collection of secular work of master stained-glass worker Guido Nincheri. Explore the artistic richness of the Château, and visit Nincheri’s adjacent studio.

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One of the Space for Life’s four attractions, the Biodôme is a fascinating place for exploring nature. Five ecosystems from the Americas have been recreated in detail, including some 4,500 animals and 500 types of plants. Penguins, lynxes, sloths… kids will love seeing them all!

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Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

Another Space for Life mainstay, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is recognizable by its two telescope-shaped theatres. Its unparalleled cutting-edge interactive experiences will propel your budding astronauts into the cosmos. Not to be missed – a five-star attraction!

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Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden and the Insectarium are also found in the Space for Life. There you will see 30 thematic gardens, 10 greenhouses, more than 160,000 specimens of insects, the restaurant-bus and a magnificent green space — Parc Maisonneuve — for picnics that both parents and children will love!

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  1. James Thompson

    / Jul 9th

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