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The Montreal Tower / La Tour de Montreal

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Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
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Address: 3200 Viau St., Montreal, Quebec H1V 3N7, Canada
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The world's tallest inclined tower serves up spectacular views of Montreal...

The world's tallest inclined tower serves up spectacular views of Montreal and surroundings areas. In just two minutes, its glassed-in cable car will whisk you 175 metres up to the Observatory. From this unique vantage point high in the Montreal sky, you can see up to 80 kilometres away in every direction: the mountains, the St. Lawrence River, Donwntown Montreal, its skyscapers and the Mount Royal. The Souvenirs of 1976 exhibit will take you back in time to (re)live the Montreal Olympic adventure-from the project's tentative beginnings to today, when the flame still burns.

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US$ 17.12*
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Montreal Tower Observatory Admission plus Optional Ticket to the Biodome
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US$ 86.60*
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This tower offers great views of Montreal and surrounding areas. The Furnicular ride is a neat way to climb a building and gives a tease of the views from the observation deck. It... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Milwaukee, IL
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It does not appear to be open much, you can see an olympic pool, there was just too much closed and it was out of the way, the subway goes right to it if you really want to go.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This tower offers great views of Montreal and surrounding areas. The Furnicular ride is a neat way to climb a building and gives a tease of the views from the observation deck. It is a fun touristy thing to do when visiting Montreal.

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1 Thank WhiteIV
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The views are nice, but this place is way over priced. You first have to pay to park which was about $18. Then just to go up in the tower was about $25 each. Then you take the elevator to the top, look out and that's it. Again, the views are neat but not for that amount of money. I... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We went up the tower as a package deal with the Biodome next door. If this had cost $10 per person, my opinion would be different. But at $20 per person, I expected more. That said, we enjoyed the ride up the funicular, especially emerging into the outdoors about 1/4 of the way up. And it had spectacular views of... More 

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united kingdom
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had no idea what we were looking for when in search of the tower and did not know what to expect. Therefore it came as a surprise to see it at an angle. There is a lift in the outside of the tower which gives a great panorama over the city. Plenty of signage in the observation tower to... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The tower is an interesting piece of olympic history and architecture. It provided very nice views of the city. The cost was a little high for the overall experience.

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Wading River, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Thought the view was really nice to see from the top, the rest of the are is really outdated. I thought it wasn't worth the money.

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Montreal Quebec
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Last time I went was 27 years ago with out of town guests. This time, due to a function in the tower. As others commented, $23.50 each is steep. What was not said was that it is another $18.00 to park your car for the time you are there. It was raining, so most of the unsheltered views, the windows... More 

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San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It is a great landmark and in a clear day, the view is amazing. However, the CAN$ 23,25 per person is too much for what it is. Just can't understand why they need to keep it so expensive.

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the biodome and Tower on a rainy Saturday. The tower was not very busy and the views were not good because of the rain and fog. The ride up was great and the view would be amazing on a clear day. Cost roughly $10 each. It's cool to see an overview of the Olympic park.

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Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Named for the Olympic Stadium complexes built for the 1976 games, the Olympic Park and the surrounding neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) make up an invigorated area dedicated to "Space for Life." Around the Olympic Village's arenas and stadiums, Rue Sherbrooke welcomes exploration of its sculpture gardens decorated in the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle and its museum culture headed by the historical Château Dufresne. Maisonneuve Park offers interactive experiences at its bio-dome, insectarium, planetarium, and botanical gardens. For a change of scene, the gentrified space along Rue Ontario Est is packed with the city's newest, edgiest cafes, where an imaginative, youthful crowd sips foamy cappuccinos. A visit here is incomplete without stepping into the vast halls of the Maisonneuve Market, with flower stalls, wine depots, and local produce.
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