Olympic Park, Montreal

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Coordinates: 45°33′35″N 73°33′03″W / 45.559662°N 73.550828°W / 45.559662; -73.550828

Aerial view of Olympic Park and the Botanical Garden

The Olympic Park (French: Parc olympique) is a district in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which was home to many of the venues from the 1976 Summer Olympics.

It is bound by Rue Sherbrooke to the west, Rue Viau to the north, Avenue Pierre de Coubertin to the east, and Boulevard Pie-IX to the south.

Structures in the district include the:

  • Biodome (Originally the Olympic Velodrome)

Adjacent to the park across Rue Sherbrooke is Maisonneuve Park, which contains the Montreal Botanical Garden (Olympic host of Athletics (20 km walk) and Modern pentathlon) and Montreal Insectarium.

Panoramic view of the Olympic Park