Bell Centre

Bell Centre is Home of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens

Fans going wild during a Montreal Canadiens Game at Bell Centre
Fans going wild during a Montreal Canadiens Game at Bell Centre cc licensed photo by Shawn Carpenter

Montreal, you will come to understand, is a city steeped in history and culture and arts. There are so many places of historical interest that you would need at the very least a week to see everything the city has to offer. Now, although you may appreciate the theatre, opera or listening to a grand orchestra, you may be searching for entertainment of a different kind when in Montreal. Maybe what you would really like to do when you are visiting Montreal is to see a live hockey match. Bell Centre is the hub of entertainment and sports and is located on Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montreal. This complex is used for both sporting and cultural gatherings.

This sports arena is home to the famously known National Hockey's League, the Montreal Canadiens. If you are a hockey fan it would be a sin not to watch a hockey match if you are in Montreal when it is hockey season. Every year, thousands of hockey fans flock to the centre to watch their favourite team compete.

It also happens to be one of the world's busiest arena's when based on ticket sales. The Bell Centre is not just an ice hockey arena however, there are also many other types of sporting events and even cultural events which take place there. Apart from being a hockey arena it is also used to host basket ball games.

As an amphitheatre it the capacity to hold between 10,000 – 14,000 people, when used as a concert hall 15,000 people. The shere numbers of people are guaranteed to create a fantastic atmosphere, no matter what event you are attending. Take a look at the calendar of scheduled events on the website and choose something that suits you from the vast array of possibilities. Everything from sporting events to Kanye West and Elton John concerts could be happening while you are in town.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes — Fees vary by event.

Address: 1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montréal, QC H4B 5G0, Canada

Phone: (514) 932-2582

Official Website: Bell Centre

Directions

Metro Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Line 2 - OrangeBonaventure2 Minutes
Line 2 - OrangeLucien-L'Allier 1 Minute

How to get to Bell Centre by Metro

By Metro: Bell Centre is conveniently connected by underground paths to both Lucien-L'Allier and Bonaventure Metro Station on Metro Line 2.

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Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5Centre Bell Star Rating

5 Star Rating This was my first time at Montreal Canadians game and I hope I get the chance to go again. My wife and I came to Montreal for the weekend to see the Canadians vs Boston game. Unfortunately the Canadians lost but my time at the Bell Center was awesome. This arena is very large and it's an amazing place to see. It did not take us long to get inside and make it to our seat's. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. I loved the hot dogs they grill their buns. The line up at the food stands moved quickly and the whole place was very clean especially the washrooms. We are looking forward to returning to Montreal to see the Canadians again lets hope this time we get the win.

John Murphy - 2 days ago

4 Star Rating I'm not a huge follower of the Canadians but their home stadium is actually quite nice. There are statues out front and lots of little sections inside and around with some history or facts. The stadium also keeps you close to the action and the Canadians are such an iconic and beloved team that the atmosphere is great especially when they play one of their rivals. Tickets are expensive, but less so than many other North American teams, so well worth going if you are even mildly into it. The one major negative is the food, not only is it overpriced, although that is to be expected, it is all junk food. I would think that the food would evolve as there are many better options than hotdogs and pizza these days so be sure to eat in advance.

Michel Condoroussis - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating What an amazing building! The atmosphere is absolutely incredible, everything is clean, and everything still feels state-of-the-art even 20+ years after it opened. Highly recommend taking the tour, which gives you a look at portions of the building the public doesn't normally get to see, including the press conference room, media room, alumni lounge, dressing room (on non-game days), and the incredible view from the press gallery.

Josh Lessard - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Very lively stadium and hard core fans. Older building and the amenities don't flow that well, such as the washrooms on the ground floor. The balcony seats extend right to the ceiling and ice level is partially blocked by ducts in some places. They try to compensate with a jumbo screen with outdated resolution. Overall experience surpasses the minor inconveniences.

P Lem - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Nice place.. however drinks and food are too overpriced.. friendly staff.. nice events.. conveniently located however indoor parking gets filled quickly and it becomes hard to find a nearby parking.. I recommend public transport to get there.. overall they have nice events and the ambiance is awesome..

Angele Gebeil - 2 months ago

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Montreal Canadiens 2010 Playoff intro at Bell Centre

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