MONTREAL TOWER OBSERVATORY
If you like birds-eye views, be sure to take a trip up the Montr�al Tower Observatory. Built in 1986, it's connected to the Olympic stadium. Reaching the observatory requires a 2-minute funicular ride up the highest inclined tower in the world (175-meter elevation, and 45-degree angle). Fortunately for me (I'm afraid of heights), the tower is closed from the beginning of January until the middle of February while maintenance is done. So I didn't have to feel guilty about not going up. The price for adults is $14 CAD. For more info and prices.
VELODROME TURNED BIODOME
The city came up with a fantastic idea to turn the velodrome into an educational biodome. The Biod�me is made up of four of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas: a lush and humid tropical forest, the Laurentian Forest, the St. Lawrence marine ecosystem, and Polar Worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic. All four ecosystems are under one glass roof. Combined, there are over 4,800 animals, 229 species (both numbers exclude invertebrates), 1,500 plants and 750 plant species. Walking around each setting really made me feel like I was in another land (I mean, lands). The tropical forest felt just Costa Rica � there were even monkeys swinging from trees. Regular admission is $12.75 CAD for adults, but if you plan to see the Olympic tower too, you should buy the "a la carte" package for $21.50 CAD (for adults). For more click HERE.