⁴ᴷ⁶⁰ Walking Montréal, Québec: Olympic Park



Published
April 14, 2022 - 4:00 PM
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Walking tour of Montréal Olympic Park, the site of the 1976 Summer Olympics, with views of Olympic Stadium, Saputo Stadium (the current home of the Montréal CF MLS franchise), the and Montréal Biodome.

Highlights:
00:00 - Olympic Stadium
10:45 - Saputo Stadium
13:51 - Place Nadia Comaneci
16:20 - Exterior of the Montréal Biodome (indoor zoo)
22:25 - Starcité theatre

From Wikipedia:
The Olympic Park (French: Parc olympique) consists of a series of venues and sports arenas in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which was home to many of the venues from the 1976 Summer Olympics.

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

Structures in the Olympic Park include:

Olympic Stadium, including the Olympic Tower, now known as the Montreal Tower
Biodome (Originally the Olympic Velodrome)
Olympic Athletes' Village
Maurice Richard Arena (Olympic host of boxing and wrestling events)
Pierre Charbonneau Centre (Olympic host of wrestling)
Olympic Pool (Olympic host of swimming events)
Additionally: Saputo Stadium, Famous Players' Starcité theater, and the Montreal Metro stations Pie-IX and Viau

The area west of Olympic Stadium, home to various outdoor events, is known as the Esplanade. Adjacent to the park across Sherbrooke Street is Maisonneuve Park, which contains the Montreal Botanical Garden (Olympic host of Athletics (20 km walk) and Modern pentathlon) and Montreal Insectarium.

In October 2017, an area in the park that was once referred to as "The Place des Vainqueurs" was renamed "Place Nadia Comaneci" in honour of the Romanian gymnast.
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