Discover some of the films produced by the Guardian. The installation is part of the Lucid Realities exhibition

Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Thursday and Friday: noon to 8 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM

*The installation will exceptionally be closed on December 5 and 6.
*The installation will exceptionally be open from 10 AM to 6 PM on November 30 and from noon to 6 PM  and from 10 AM to 6 PM on December 7, 8 and 14.

The installation is part of the Lucid Realities exhibition Lucid Realities. Access to the Virtual Reality Garden is included with tickets for the the Lucid Realities exhibition.
Adults: $25
Students, seniors (65 years and over): $20
12 years and under: free
Tuesdays and Wednesdays are $15 for all
ID will be asked at the door for reduced-price admission 
Taxes and fees included

Where: Space C (2nd floor)

Please note that access to the installation is restricted to 13+
Learn more about the age restrictions and health warnings.

The Virtual Reality Garden offers an all new program for the duration of Lucid Realities, the new exhibition of the Phi Centre, in which the it will be featured. Tickets for the Lucid Realities exhibition will be required to visit the Virtual Reality Garden.

This new programming of the Garden features the works produced by the Guardian, a leader in avant-garde digital content production. The documentary films offer a panoply of varied situations. The viewer will be able to see life through the eyes of a newborn baby or experience solitary confinement in a high security prison. They will be invited to visit the Arctic and its scenery or to explore subterranean London.

We are happy to accommodate group visits. To ensure that your group of 10 people or more enjoys the best possible conditions, please contact us 72h before your visit.

The films are presented in English original version.

Presented by Bell

Photo credit: The Guardian


6x9 is an innovative virtual reality experience created by The Guardian about solitary confinement. 6x9 places viewers in a virtual cell, telling a story of the psychological damage extreme isolation.

Arctic 360

After years of record temperatures, the Arctic is melting. The Northwest passage had an ice-free summer in 2016, allowing cruise ships into one of the world’s most remote places. Join The Guardian environmentally friendly Arctic tour, and witness the consequences of human behaviour.

First Impressions

Using the latest research in neural development and colour vision in infants, this film allows you to experience and interact with the world from the point of view of a baby. It's a period that none of us remember, but is the most crucial stage of our development.


Beneath London lies a vast network of Victorian sewers – hundreds of miles of ornate brick tunnels. They are still in use today, although few people ever get to experience them. Underworld reveals this subterranean world.


Limbo enables viewers to experience what life is like for many asylum seekers in the UK who are waiting to hear whether they will be permitted to stay in the country and build a new life.

Beat the Hustler

Pit your wits against a wily street hustler in the heart of the City of London. But be on your guard–they say you always win your first game, always lose your second. You'll need all your powers of observation and concentration to come out on top...

Sea Prayer

Inspired by the story of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, Khaled Hosseini, the novelist and Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has written an exclusive story brought to life in virtual reality.

The Party

Everyday situations can be stressful for those on the autism spectrum. Step into the shoes of 16-year-old Layla as she attends a birthday party. Hear her inner thoughts and experience how overwhelming an occasion like this can be for her.

Crime Scene

It's 2am, there has been a murder and you are the trainee forensic officer on duty. Can you gather the right evidence to solve the killing? A crime scene manager will guide you through the process.

The Virtual Reality Garden

Unique to Montreal, the Phi Centre’s Virtual Reality Garden is a permanent installation that showcases the most innovative virtual reality pieces of our time. The Phi Centre team curates the eclectic and diverse programming, and refreshes the works throughout the year. The Garden is equipped with four stations that deliver an optimal user experience.

Guardian News & Media

Guardian News & Media (GNM) publishes theguardian.com, one of the largest English-speaking quality newspaper websites in the world. Since launching its US and Australia digital editions in 2011 and 2013 respectively, traffic from outside of the UK now represents over two thirds of the Guardian's total digital audience.

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband communication services to residential and business customers under the Bell Canada and Bell Aliant brands. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company. It has assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched specialty channels.

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