Fodor's Expert Review Biodôme

Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Not everyone thought it was a great idea to transform an Olympic velodrome into a natural-history exhibit, but the result is one of the city's most popular attractions, part of the Space for Life complex. Four ecosystems—a boreal forest, a tropical forest, a polar landscape, and the St. Lawrence River—are under one climate-controlled dome. You follow pathways through each environment, observing indigenous flora and fauna.

Keep in mind that the tropical forest is as hot and humid as the real thing, and the Québec and Arctic exhibits can be frigid. If you want to stay comfortable, dress in layers.The Biodôme will likely close for part or all of 2018 as it undergoes renovations, so it's best to check the website before you visit.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Family

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4777 av. Pierre-de-Coubertin
Montréal, Québec  H1V 1B3, Canada

514-868–3000

espacepourlavie.ca

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Rate Includes: C$19

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