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Botanical Garden and Insectarium, Montreal

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Botanical Garden and Insectarium, Montreal
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The Botanical Garden and Insectarium of Montreal

4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal Quebec H1X 2B2
You might want to try the "Insects Snacks" from the Insectarium if you are up for it!
If you plan to visit more attractions, getting combined tickets will be worth it!
General Admission (taxes included)
Adults: 19.75$
Ages 65 and up: 18.25$
Students (18+ with student ID card): 14.50$
Age 5 to 17: 10.00$
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children, ages 5-17): 55.00$
*Special prices if you are a Quebec resident.

The Botanical Garden of Montreal, located next to the Olympic Stadium, is the largest botanical garden in Montreal with 75 hectares of beautiful grass, flowers, trees and lakes.


The Botanical Garden is known for its different thematic gardens. The Chinese Garden is a beautiful sight with traditional designs from the Ming Dynasty with a waterfall, a lake, and bridges. Every year, it holds a lantern festival during Autumn. The Japanese Garden is a peaceful garden with a large koi fishes pond and a pavilion with traditional tea ceremony and bonsai exhibition. The First Nations Garden, in honor to the indigenous population of Canada, has totems poles and collections of traditional artwork. The Alpines Garden shows a large variety of vegetation from the mountains.


Inside the Botanical Garden, there are also Rose Gardens, Aquatic Garden, Shade Garden and Flowery Brook and Lilacs, a huge Arboretum as well as a beautiful and diverse Greenhouse.


The Insectarium of Montreal contains the largest collection of insects in North America. Live or dead butterflies, bees, ants, spiders and much more can be seen. Insects candies and snacks are also featured.

Opening hours

From January 1st to May 13th: open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 - 17:00.
From May 14th to September 1rst: open everyday from 9:00 - 18:00.
From September 2nd to October 31rst: open everyday from 9:00 - 21:00.
From November 1rst to December 31rst: open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 - 17:00.
*Special schedule during holidays. Consult the official website for weekly opening hours.

How to get there

By subway, a short walk from Pie-IX Station on the Green line.