The Stations


Viau is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro. 

It received its name from Rue Viau, located nearby, which was named for Charles-Théodore Viau, who purchased and developed the land into the Viauville neighbourhood. The station is located at the eastern end of the Olympic Park in Montreal. It is quite a popular station due to the many tourist attractions located in close proximity, which include the Olympic Stadium and Tower, the Montreal Biodome, the Montreal Planetarium, the Stade Saputo soccer stadium, and a movie theatre, among others.

The mezzanine level is quite spacious allowing for the easy flow of passengers into and out of the station and features a convenience store near the entrances. The station is relatively shallow in depth with the tracks and platforms located only one flight of stairs below the mezzanine level. It is a bright station with lots of windows and several skylights, some of which bring natural light into the lower platform area. The platform level is accessed via stairs and elevators at the eastern end of the station.


The station's simple layout combined with the abundant natural light entering the mezzanine and the light shaft for the platforms makes it a cheerful station to visit. When exiting, passengers are treated to fantastic side profile views of the Olympic Stadium's Tower in the near distance. All the attractions are within short walking distance due to the station's strategic location.


The main public artwork at Viau station is on the eastern wall of the mezzanine level. It is a ceramic mural, entitled Opus 74, which was created by artist Jean-Paul Mousseau. It is a non-figurative representation of the Montreal Tower at the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Flame.

  • Opening Date: June 6, 1976
  • Line: 1
  • Previous Station: Pie-IX
  • Following Station: Assomption
  • Entrances: 1


  • Total Entries: 2,862,620
  • Weekday Average: 9,545
  • Saturday Average: 6,019
  • Sunday Average: 4,626

The numbers above are the total sum of entries at the station for the year 2019. Transfers between lines and exits from the station are not counted. The weekday and weekend averages are based on the fall 2019 period of Sept 3 to Dec 6, 2019.