1. The Montréal Biodôme
Perhaps the most well-known zoo/nature centre in the city, the biodome is a huge Montreal attraction that recreates four ecosystems in the Americas: Tropical rainforests, Laurentian maple forests, the Gulf of St-Lawrence and subpolar regions of the Labrador Coast and the Sub-Antarctic Islands. The indoor facility is home to over 250 species (4,500 animals in total) and a biodiverse botanical garden that contains 500 plant species. Note that the Biodome is temporarily closed for construction, but will re-open to the public in December of 2019—new and improved.