General Information

The Biosphere

© Environment Canada, 2015

Contact Us

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

Telephone : 514-283-5000 or toll -free : 1-855-773-8200
Fax : 514-283-5021
E-mail : info.biosphere@ec.gc.ca

Wheelchair accessible

Visiting hours

High season : June 1 to September 6

Monday to Sunday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Low season : September 7 to May 31

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

 

Closed

December 1 to January 15

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

Please note that receiving groups is no longer part of the services offered by the Biosphere.

Discount for visitors with Montréal Museums passes, Accès Montréal card or Cultural Access Pass.

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

 

Other fees : Paid parking

Please visit http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/parking/ for more information.

Passes

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 Pass - 3 days (without public transit)
Montreal Museums Pass - 3 days (with public transit)

Montreal Museums Prestige Pass - One year
Montreal Museums Prestige Pass - One year

Visit Montreal Musuem Society’s website at http://montrealmuseums.org/en 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 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.

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.

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*

Services

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