Bell Centre
Bell Centre
4.5
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In season, take in a Montreal Canadiens hockey game at this arena.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Bonaventure • 4 min walk
  • Square-Victoria-OACI • 10 min walk
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  • prometheus713
    Staten Island, New York5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Home of the Habs
    It’s the Mecca of Hockey, just like Yankee Stadium is the Mecca of Baseball. Totally worth a visit, I came to see my team play lay against the Canadiens. Everyone was super-friendly. Plenty of food options. If you like hockey it’s a no brainer. I drove 6 hours from NYC and it was completely worth it.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 March 2023
  • robem64
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a superb facility
    Went here two nights on the trot - Canadiens game and the following night to watch the Muse concert. What a superb arena this is . We were up in the gods for the hockey game and could see everything - superb vantage point despite being so high. Our concert night we were in a lower tier and once again the viewing was superb. The layout and signage makes it really easy to find where you need to go. Seemed like dozens of eating and refreshment stalls and lots and lots of toilets. Admission and leaving at the end of the night was all handled superbly. Great job to all involved.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,762 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for Hockey Fans
    Famous for the arena where the hockey team plays, the Centre also includes some eating places and a big plaza. It has spawned some redevelopment in the area including the apartment building where we stayed. Great for hockey fans.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Hiranta W
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value!
    Can't be the $20 price. Tour last an hour and you get to see parts of the arena that are usually restricted such as the press gondola, alumni lounge and the locker room. Kevin, the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate on the team and willing to answer any questions. Only minor enhancement I would love to see is to add the walk from the locker room to the ice. Would be cool to see the walk that the players take before hitting the ice.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 July 2023
  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    During the tour, you will see where you cannot go as a visitor and learn about things you had no idea about
    Although I'm not a hockey fan, I really enjoyed the tour in this building. Our guide (an archeology teacher by profession) was absolutely amazing. His narration about everything related to the building of the Bell Centre and the hockey club was interesting, funny, sometimes truly fascinating. I was not bored at all when he told us about how much it costs to buy a VIP seat, how the arena can be converted into a stage for a concert, what hockey players have written in the dressing room and why, how hockey was played before and what it is like today... A very interesting and at the same time funny piece of information for me was why the hockey game used to be played in two halves and now it is thirds. This is because there are two breaks during the match instead of one and the visitors spend more money on refreshments. Well, it's all about the money. :-) We were in the arena itself, in the places for reporters, in the locker room of the hockey players and in the press center.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
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Jonathan Schami
Ottawa, Canada17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Been here for various hockey games, always a blast. Tons of washroom space so you never wait long. Standard overpriced food and drink items once you cross the threshold.

Have been to a few concerts, usually sound is alright but nothing to write home about. However, went to see Madonna this year and we sat in the 330s. Not sure what was going on or if its just due to our seat placement but the bass in those seats just amplified on top of each other until all you could hear was off beat random thumbing which drowned out basically everything else… too bas her stage and production are so epic, just wish we could have actually enjoyed the music.
Written 21 January 2024
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Shelley F
Hamilton, Bermuda1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Do not go this venue if you have issues with walking or stairs!! We spent $2k+ for front row seats with dinner at MyThik resto and there was NO WAY to get to the resto - after going through THREE checkpoints - without walking down 3 flights of stairs. I saw at least 20 other people struggling to get up and down those stairs! Asked 5 different employees about getting to the resto and only one was able to confirm that there really was no ramp or elevator or escalator.
Written 15 August 2023
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250misstink
Laval, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The concert at the Bell Center August 9th, Earth Wind and Fire, and Lionel Richie, was AWESOME!!!!! What an amazing performance. These entertainers are all in their 70's!!!
It brought me back to my teenage and early adulthood in the 70's.

80% were about 60 + and boy did we ever shout it loud ..... :-)
Written 10 August 2023
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Although I'm not a hockey fan, I really enjoyed the tour in this building. Our guide (an archeology teacher by profession) was absolutely amazing. His narration about everything related to the building of the Bell Centre and the hockey club was interesting, funny, sometimes truly fascinating. I was not bored at all when he told us about how much it costs to buy a VIP seat, how the arena can be converted into a stage for a concert, what hockey players have written in the dressing room and why, how hockey was played before and what it is like today...

A very interesting and at the same time funny piece of information for me was why the hockey game used to be played in two halves and now it is thirds. This is because there are two breaks during the match instead of one and the visitors spend more money on refreshments. Well, it's all about the money. :-)

We were in the arena itself, in the places for reporters, in the locker room of the hockey players and in the press center.
Written 30 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Hiranta W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Can't be the $20 price. Tour last an hour and you get to see parts of the arena that are usually restricted such as the press gondola, alumni lounge and the locker room. Kevin, the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate on the team and willing to answer any questions.
Only minor enhancement I would love to see is to add the walk from the locker room to the ice. Would be cool to see the walk that the players take before hitting the ice.
Written 10 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Famous for the arena where the hockey team plays, the Centre also includes some eating places and a big plaza. It has spawned some redevelopment in the area including the apartment building where we stayed. Great for hockey fans.
Written 20 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Keith B
Wayne, MI442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Had to see a Canadiens game while in Montreal. I stayed in town and walked over so I can’t comment on parking, but it’s likely expensive. The place is huge, it’s the largest arena in the NHL. There’s a large history area celebrating the over 100 years of the team.

There are four large sections wrapped around the arena. I was higher up but not in the 400 level. View is still good. Tickets are very price, prime seats were over $500 CDN for an early season game against the Penguins. Sound is great, all announcements are in French and English.

I did not purchase concessions

Game went to overtime, a plus. No issues getting out and heading back to hotel.

While I will never be able to see a game at the historic Forum, this is a good substitute for a hockey mecca.
Written 30 April 2023
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Cyrilmc1972
Bansha, Ireland37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Excellent experience, great place to watch the hockey. Easy to find your seat, easy to get around. Great atmosphere, very family friendly. GO HABS GO!!
Written 17 April 2023
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robem64
Stoke-on-Trent, UK215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Went here two nights on the trot - Canadiens game and the following night to watch the Muse concert. What a superb arena this is . We were up in the gods for the hockey game and could see everything - superb vantage point despite being so high. Our concert night we were in a lower tier and once again the viewing was superb. The layout and signage makes it really easy to find where you need to go. Seemed like dozens of eating and refreshment stalls and lots and lots of toilets. Admission and leaving at the end of the night was all handled superbly. Great job to all involved.
Written 16 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

prometheus713
Staten Island, NY5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
It’s the Mecca of Hockey, just like Yankee Stadium is the Mecca of Baseball. Totally worth a visit, I came to see my team play lay against the Canadiens. Everyone was super-friendly. Plenty of food options. If you like hockey it’s a no brainer. I drove 6 hours from NYC and it was completely worth it.
Written 11 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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