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Montreal Botanical Garden

Originally created as “a corsage for the city’s lapel,” Montreal’s premier gardens have blossomed into a horticultural and cultural giant. 

In 1935, Brother Marie-Victorin urged the mayor to give the city a botanical garden. As a Brother of the Christian Schools and a botanist, he dreamed of a garden that was beautiful, educational and inspiring. Today’s Botanical Garden has achieved his vision, and is now considered to be one of the world’s great botanical gardens.

The Botanical Garden contains 10 greenhouses and 30 thematic gardens which also provide fascinating windows into the world’s many cultures. The gardens span 185 acres (75 hectares), so wear comfortable shoes. Walk through one of the largest Chinese gardens outside of China, and less typical ones, like the First Nations and Toxic Plants gardens. 

Explore the extensive Arboretum, which is the largest part of the garden and contains about 7,000 trees and shrubs. The best time to visit is in the fall when the leaves explode into color, but visitors also come during the winter for cross-country skiing. In summer partake in a tea ceremony in the Japanese Garden or finish the day with a cocktail and live music on the terrace. Don’t miss the Insectarium which features over 160,000 insects.

If your time is limited, or you’re not sure which gardens you’d like to see, hop on the free trolley bus for a great overview of the garden. While the warmer months are the best time to see the outdoor sections of the garden, all 10 of the garden’s greenhouses and the Insectarium remain open year-round.

The price of admission gives you access to all of the gardens and greenhouses, as well as the Insectarium.

Located just a few minutes northeast of Downtown in Maisonneuve Park, the Montreal Botanical Garden is easily accessible by metro or bus. Paid parking is available. The Biodome, with zoo, aquarium and nature preserve, is just across the Rue Sherbrooke behind the Olympic Stadium. Visit both for a lovely day enjoying Montreal’s plant and animal life.


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Gite du Survenant

Gite du Survenant

2645 Avenue Desjardins, Montreal, QC
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Montreal Botanical Garden and Montreal Biodome. Olympic Stadium and Montreal Insectarium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Pie IX Station is only a 3-minute walk and Viau Station is 11 minutes.

    A Haven of Welcome for Your Holidays or Short Term Stays in Montreal
    A Haven of Welcome for Your Holidays or Short Term Stays in Montreal

    A Haven of Welcome for Your Holidays or Short Term Stays in Montreal

    Montreal, QC
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Montreal, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Montreal Biodome and Montreal Botanical Garden. Olympic Stadium and Montreal Insectarium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Pie IX Station is only a 3-minute walk and Viau Station is 8 minutes.

      A Haven of Welcome for Your Holidays and Short Term Stays in Montreal
      A Haven of Welcome for Your Holidays and Short Term Stays in Montreal

      A Haven of Welcome for Your Holidays and Short Term Stays in Montreal

      Montreal, QC
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Montreal Biodome, Montreal Botanical Garden, and Olympic Stadium. Sainte-Catherine Street and Montreal Insectarium are also within 3 mi (5 km). Pie IX Station is only a 4-minute walk and Viau Station is 7 minutes.

        Hotel Universel Montreal $97
        Hotel Universel Montreal

        Hotel Universel Montreal

        5000, Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal, QC
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Olympic Stadium and Montreal Biodome. Montreal Botanical Garden and McGill University are also within 6 mi (10 km). Assomption Station is 10 minutes by foot and Viau Station is 12 minutes.

          Hotel Rosemont $52
          Hotel Rosemont

          Hotel Rosemont

          4032 Rue Masson, Montreal, QC
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal Biodome, and Olympic Stadium. Montreal Insectarium is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. Pie IX Station is 18 minutes by foot and Joliette Station is 26 minutes.

            Cozy Guest Home in the Heart of Montreal
            Cozy Guest Home in the Heart of Montreal

            Cozy Guest Home in the Heart of Montreal

            Montreal, QC
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olympic Park, Montreal Botanical Garden, and Olympic Stadium. Montreal Biodome and Montreal Insectarium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Joliette Station is only a 2-minute walk and Prefontaine Station is 10 minutes.

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              Appartement Village Olympique

              Appartement Village Olympique

              Montreal, QC
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Saputo Stadium and Montreal Insectarium. Montreal Biodome and Montreal Botanical Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km). Assomption Station is 10 minutes by foot and Viau Station is 15 minutes.

                Le Sieur de Joliette $123
                Le Sieur de Joliette

                Le Sieur de Joliette

                2617, rue Joliette, Montreal, QC
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, this golf bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olympic Park, Montreal Botanical Garden, and Olympic Stadium. Montreal Biodome and Montreal Insectarium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Joliette Station is only a 3-minute walk and Prefontaine Station is 10 minutes.