Parc Jean-Drapeau

Last updated December 8, 2022
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1 Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Montréal, QC H3C 1A9

Escape to large park Jean-Drapeau and its more than 25 km of paths and trails, set in a natural environment just minutes from downtown Montréal.


Accessible via the Jean-Drapeau metro station and surrounded by the St. Lawrence River, it’s the ideal playground for moving, taking the air, having fun. Summer and winter, many cultural and sporting activities are on offer.

In winter, cross-country skiers can enjoy 5.7 km of cross-country ski trails on Île Notre-Dame and 800 m on Île Sainte-Hélène. Trails for hikers and snowshoers crisscross the various sectors of the park, sometimes in the woods, sometimes along the river. Skating and sliding enthusiasts will enjoy Espace 67, while the ice climbing wall for accredited climbers is popular with its enthusiasts.

Nature lovers can enjoy walking paths and there are many birds to watch.

Swimming enthusiasts can go to the aquatic complex. The pool is open daily for recreational and lane swimming. On Saturdays, it features a floating obstacle course, much to the delight of children. The diving basin is open to the public on specific days, with a reservation.

Parc Jean-Drapeau is the perfect spot to cool off during heatwaves in summer, especially at its beach, where you can rent all sorts of watercraft.Canoeing, kayaking, biking, pedal boating, or paddle boarding… There are many ways to discover the lagoons surrounding the Jardin des Floralies.

Or would you prefer time-traveling aboard an electric vehicle? The Balade découverte offers a guided tour detailing the history of the park’s two islands dating back to 1535.



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