A daring architectural site, the Olympic Park was built to accommodate the 1976 Summer Olympics and has since been host to more than one hundred million visitors. Whether to admire Montreal from atop the highest inclined tower in the world, to attend an event in the Stadium, to exercise at the Sports Centre—which is also home to major national and international competitions—or to take part in an outdoor event at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life, there is something for everyone at the Olympic Park.
The Olympic Park grounds and its thirteen on-site partners are visited by four million people every year. Open to the world and in harmony with the neighbouring community of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, the Olympic Park has become a unique recreational and tourist attraction where creation, discovery, entertainment, and sport coexist side-by-side.
Today, the Olympic Park is home to:
The site of countless large-scale and significant sporting, entertainment, and cultural events since its inauguration in 1976, the Olympic Park is rich with history. Highlights include the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, concerts by Pink Floyd, Madonna, and Diane Dufresne’s Magie Rose, the Grey Cup, the operas Aïda by Verdi and Turandot by Puccini, the XXIII World Gymnastics Championships, and of course, Montreal Expos baseball games.
Montreal, an Olympic City
The story behind the construction of the Olympic Park is truly fascinating. From the groundbreaking to the addition of Saputo Stadium in 2008, visit this section to know more about some of the great moments from this amazing adventure!