Parc La Fontaine

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.

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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.