Biosphere general information

Please note that for reasons beyond our control, the Biosphere will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 15th.

The Biosphere

© Environment Canada, 2015

Contact us

160, Chemin Tour-de-l'Isle, Île Sainte-Hélène, Montréal, Quebec, H3C 4G8


Admission (during visiting hours): 514-496-8435

Telephone: 514-283-5000 or toll -free: 1-855-773-8200
Fax: 514-283-5021
E-mail :

Wheelchair accessible

Visiting hours

*Please note admission to the museum stops at 4:15*


January 14 to May 31, 2017

Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


From June 1 to September 30, 2017

Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


From October 1 to December 17, 2017

Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


From December 18 2017 to January 12 2018



Closed on statutory holidays

Entrance fees (taxes included)

Entrance fees for individuals

Adults : $15
Seniors (65 and older) : $12
Students (18 and older) : $10
Youth (17 and under) : FREE

  • Enjoy free admission to the Biosphere when you present your original Expo 67 passport at the ticket office! *Offer valid until October 29, 2017. May not be combined with any other offer.
  • 25% discount on presentation of an entrance fee from Stewart Museum.
  • Discount for visitors with Montréal Museums passes, Accès Montréal card or Cultural Access Pass.

Please note that the Biosphere is no longer receiving groups.

*Fees and visiting hours are subject to change without notice*


Other fees : Paid parking

Please visit Parking - Parc Jean-Drapeau for more information.


Montréal Museums Passes

As a member of the Société des musées de Montréal, the Biosphere is among the major Montréal museums and attractions subscribing to and selling the Montréal Museums Pass. Three different passes are available:

  • Montreal Museums Pass - 3 days (with public transit)
  • Montreal Museums Pass - 3 days (without public transit)
  • Montreal Museums Prestige Pass - One year

Cultural Access Pass

Visit Montreal Musuem Society’s website for accessing, pricing or for more details on the Montréal Museums Passes. Also find further information on Montreal Musuem Society’s activities and publications, to plan a museum outing or a stay in Montréal, or to be kept informed on happenings in the museum world.

Cultural Access Pass

Cultural Access Pass

The Biosphere participates in the Cultural Access Pass (CAP), which engages new citizens in cultural experiences through complimentary access to participating institutions in their region. Registering for a CAP gives each new citizen (18 years of age or older) and up to four of their dependent minor children complimentary admission to participating institutions for one year from the day they receive their citizenship.


Accès Montréal Card

La Carte Accès Montréal

The Biosphère offers Accès Montréal cardholders a 20% rebate on the regular entrance fee.


Passeport MTL

Passeport MTL

Passeport MTL can be use at the Biosphère. Visit Tourisme MTL's website for more information.


How to get to the Biosphere?

Google map of the Biosphere

© Google, 2013

By metro : Jean-Drapeau station (Yellow Line); two-minute walk.

By bike : From the South Shore of Montréal or downtown, take the bike path on Jacques-Cartier Bridge. From the Old Port of Montréal, take the Concorde Bridge. Bixis are also available on the island.

On the Jacques-Cartier Bridge :

From Montréal :

  1. Take the exit for La Ronde/Parc Jean-Drapeau.
  2. Follow the signs to the Biosphere.

From Longueuil :

  1. Take the exit for La Ronde/Parc Jean-Drapeau.
  2. Follow the signs to the Biosphère.

On the Bonaventure Expressway (from downtown, via University Street) :

  1. Take exit 2 (Pierre-Dupuy Avenue/Port of Montréal).
  2. Follow the signs to Parc Jean-Drapeau.
  3. On the Concorde Bridge, at the first stop, turn right (Macdonald Road).
  4. Continue till you see the Biosphere sign, then turn left.

*Paid parking*


  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Snack vending machines.
  • Rest and picnic areas.
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