Montreal Sights

Stade Olympique

  • 4141 av. Pierre-de-Coubertin Map It
  • Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Montrealers finished paying for their Olympic stadium (dubbed the "Big O") in the spring of 2006—30 years after the games for which it was built—but they still call it the "Big Owe," and not very affectionately, either. The architecture is dramatic, squatting like a giant flying saucer in the middle of the east end, but it proved to be unworkable and was abandoned by the sports teams it was supposed to house. Now used mostly for trade shows, it offers a tour but there's little to see for the price. But come in summer, on the first Friday of the month, and join the locals who flock to the park outside the stadium to feast from Montréal's food trucks—all of them congregate here for the event.

Sight Information


4141 av. Pierre-de-Coubertin, Montréal, Québec, H1V 3N7, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • Tower funicular C$22.50
  • Late Feb.–late Apr., Mon. 1–5, Tues.–Sun. 9–5; May–late June, Mon. 1–6, Tues.–Sun. 9–6; July and Aug., Mon. 1–8, Tues.–Sun. 9–8; Sept.–mid-Oct., Mon. 1–6, Tues.–Sun. 9–6; mid-Oct.–Dec. 23, Mon. closed, Tues.–Sun. 9–5 (check website or phone in advance for variations on holidays)

Published 10/26/2015


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