Admiring its architecture and exploring its history are two good reasons to book a trip to Montréal. Notre-Dame Basilica may not be as famous as its Parisian counterpart, but this 19th-century Gothic-Revival building has an elaborate interior that is truly breathtaking.
Olympic Stadium, inaugurated in 1957, is one of the city’s more modern facilities, with a seating capacity of 56,000. As the only covered amphitheatre in Québec, it has been the venue of choice not only for sporting events, but also concerts and trade shows.
Next to the stadium is another iconic structure, the 165-metre-high Montréal Tower. Inclined at a 45-degree angle, the tower has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest inclined tower. You can take a cable car to the building’s observation deck, and be treated to a panoramic view of the city.
Within the Olympic complex is a family-friendly attraction, Biodôme, originally the Olympic Velodrome, which was converted into a zoo and nature reserve. The facility has five areas, each replicating the different ecosystems found in the Americas.