Waterway shuttle services

Last updated May 7, 2024

Would you like to get to Parc Jean-Drapeau quickly with your bike? Do you want to go by boat to Longueuil, to the îles de Boucherville or to Pointe-aux-Trembles? The city offers several waterway shuttle services. Here’s everything you need to know.

River shuttles are an alternative public transportation solution. You can take a walk, a bike ride or even go rollerblading along the Saint-Laurent.

Most of river shuttles are now managed by the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM).

Water levels may delay when the river shuttles are on the water. At the start of the season, check schedules before heading out.

Vieux-Port de Montréal – Parc Jean-Drapeau express

In 10 minutes, go from the Vieux-Port to Parc Jean-Drapeau with the shuttle express. Continue your outing by bike, inline skates or on foot.

Vieux-Port de Montréal – Parc Jean-Drapeau – Longueuil

Departing from the Vieux-Port, visit Parc Jean-Drapeau and Longueuil, whether on a bike, walking or skating. Three courses totalling 15 km await you. The boat trip lasts 25 minutes.

Parc de la Promenade-Bellerive – Île Charron

It’s possible to get to l’île Charron in 20 minutes from Parc de la Promenade-Bellerive. Bikes are accepted. Find out about schedules.

Parc de la Promenade-Bellerive – Boucherville

You can get to Boucherville free of charge in 30 minutes from the Parc de la Promenade-Bellerive. Reservations are strongly recommended. Find out about schedules.

Vieux-Pointe-aux-Trembles – Vieux-Port de Montréal

This ferry, which is now run by the ARTM, links Pointe-aux-Trembles to downtown Montréal in just 30 minutes.

Varennes – Pointe-aux-Trembles – Repentigny

Leaving from the Maison Beaudry wharf at Pointe-aux-Trembles, the waterway shuttle brings you, with or without your bike, to the shores of the Repentigny and Varennes municipalities. Each trip lasts 30 minutes. The complete loop lasts 90 minutes.