we enjoyed this place and you should take time to check it out
While you might be tempted to just cut to the chase and take pics and leave, it's worth taking the time to read the informative (if sometimes overly didactic) signs along the path. One of the signs explains that 4 out of 5 people live in cities where nature is an afterthought if even thought of at all. It further goes on to hypothesize that perhaps if we raised our children more in tune with and appreciative of nature, perhaps we would be more protective of the earth and nature.
Very interesting place.
The Biosphere (160 Chemin Tour-de-l’Isle, Île Sainte-Hélène, Parc Jean-Drapeau): This was originally known as the United States Pavilion/Montreal Biosphere when it was featured, alongside 90 other pavilions, at the World’s Fair “Expo ’67,” which ran from April 27 to October 29, 1967. The Biosphere, which is one of a number of attractions in Parc Jean-Drapeau, was constructed by American architect Buckminster Fuller and is 250 feet in diameter. Structured in four levels, the biosphere is now an environmental museum, with exhibits on climate change, biodiversity, oceans, and more. It’s probably one of the most iconic images of Montreal, and the park in which it resides still attracts millions of people year round who come to visit this architectural wonder—and maybe see some Formula 1 racing, only footsteps away.
Montreal Biosphère is interesting to view. We ended up not going inside because it was a bit pricey.