Redpath Museum

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.

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Montreal Botanical Garden

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.

Montreal Biodome

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, macaws.

Above, alligator.

Above, in the Laurentian maple forest ecosystem.

Above, otter.

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, penguins.

Above, exhibition of worldwide crossing (Xing) signs.

Above, roof of the Biodome.

Montreal Tower (Olympic Stadium)

At 165 metres, the Montreal Tower (Tour de Montréal) is the tallest inclined tower in the world. It is incorporated into the north base of the Olympic Stadium, built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics and designed by French architect Roger Taillibert. The top floor of the tower houses an observatory with a good view on the entire Greater Montreal region and the Saint Lawrence River.

Above, in the lobby.

Above, Botanical Garden and Parc Maisonneuve.

Above, looking towards Downtown Montreal.

Above, Biodôme.

Above, Saint-Lawrence river.

Above, Ile Sainte-Hélène.

Above, skyscrapers of Downtown and Mount Royal.

Above, Saputo Stadium, home of the Montreal Impacts MLS team, and Olympic Village.

Above, on the way down.

Above, elevator.