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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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Exit your cocoon and head to the Montréal Insectarium, the largest museum devoted to insects in North America. Observe the fascinating work of leafcutter ants in action, listen to the unique sounds of the cicada, and enjoy distinguishing stick insects from leaves in their vivarium. The delicacy, beauty, and ingenuity of a collection of some 160,000 naturalized insect specimens and nearly 100 living species await your arrival.

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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

Each season, the Botanical Garden has something for everyone. What says spring better than butterflies and maple syrup? Summer is an excellent time to visit the First Nations Garden and to see the gardens in their full glory. Fall in love with the gorgeous glowing lanterns on a warm autumn evening during the Gardens of Light. In winter, go cross-country skiing on the sparkly-white trails or go see the Main Exhibition Greenhouse bedecked in colourful Christmas lights and decorations.

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    / Jul 9th

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