The Montreal Biodome recreates and allows visitors to explore some of the ecosystems of the Americas. The Biodome contains recreations of a tropical rainforest, a Laurentian maple forest, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Labrador Coast and Sub-Antarctic Islands as representations of the subpolar regions of the Americas.
The Montreal Biodome opened in 1992 and is within the former track cycling arena created for the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. The Biodome is a part of the “Space for Life” network along with the Montreal Insectarium, Planetarium and Botanical Garden. As of 2015, the Biodome contains over 4,500 animals representing 250 different species and over 1,500 plants from over 500 distinct species.