The Redpath Museum is a museum of natural history located inside McGill University‘s campus in Downtown Montreal. It houses collections of interest to ethnology, biology, paleontology, and mineralogy/geology.
Above, in the lobby. The entrance is free but donations are accepted.
Above, stone collection.
Above, Dawson Gallery.
Above, Gorgosaurus skeleton.
Above, stuffed wolf.
La Fontaine Park (Parc La Fontaine) is a large park in the Plateau neighbourhood of Montreal.
Above, one of the many squirrels in the park.
Above, red maple leaf.
Above, statue of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, after whom the park is named.
“Dan Dan” poutine (pepperoni, bacon & onions) and steamed hot dog.
The Montreal Botanical Garden (Jardin botanique de Montréal) is a large botanical garden located in Maisonneuve Park near the Olympic Stadium and Biodome. It has a number of thematic parks, including a Japanese garden, Chinese garden, First Nations garden and Alpine garden.
Above, photo of the Botanical Garden and Parc Maisonneuve from the Montreal Tower observatory.
Above, Insectarium near the entrance.
Above, entering the Japanese garden.
Above, Peace Bell.
Above, toro stone lantern, with the inclined Montreal Tower in the background.
Above, zen stone garden.
Above, bonsai exhibition in the pavilion.
Above, pond in the First Nations garden.
Above, Alpine garden.
Above, paper lanterns in the Chinese garden.
The Montreal Biodome is a greenhouse located at the Olympic Park in Montreal, near the Olympic Stadium. The building was originally designed to serve as a velodrome for the 1976 Summer Olympics. The Biodome allows visitors to walk through replicas of 5 ecosystems found in the Americas: Tropical Forest, Laurentian Maple Forest, Gulf of Saint Lawrence Marine Ecosystem, Labrador Coast, Sub-Antarctic Islands.
Above, entrance hall.
Above, in the tropical rainforest ecosystem.
Above, in the Laurentian maple forest ecosystem.
Above, racoon. There was a lynx (in another cage) but it was moving too fast.
Above, in the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence ecosystem.
Above, in the Labrador Coast ecosystem.
Above, puffins in the sub-Antarctic islands ecosystem.
Above, exhibition of worldwide crossing (Xing) signs.
Above, roof of the Biodome.