The Montreal Aquarium (French: Aquarium de Montréal), also known as the Alcan Aquarium, was a public aquarium on St. Helen's Island, Montreal, Quebec. It was built in 1966 for Expo 67 and shut down in 1991.
The main aquarium featured penguins and a separate dolphin pool. The latter was connected to the Lake of the Dolphins (Lac des Dauphins) by a tunnel that enabled the dolphins to perform in the lake.
After a workers' strike in February 1980, a couple of dolphins starved to death. The surviving dolphins were sold to Flipper's Sea School, a roadside dolphin attraction in Florida. The already failing aquarium received even more negative publicity.
The city planned in 1988 to move the aquarium to a more popular location at the Old Port, but the plan did not come through when the city was mired in recession in the early 1990s.
- (French) Dr François Lubrina. "La fin pitoyable et tragique des dauphins de Montréal". Vetérinet. Retrieved 2009-12-27.