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 (in French)
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 (in French).
Varennes – Pointe-aux-Trembles – Repentigny
Leaving from the Maison Beaudry wharf at Pointe-aux-Trembles, the waterway shuttle (in French) 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.
Lachine – Châteauguay
The crossing (in French) takes place between Parc René-Lévesque to Lachine and l’île Saint-Bernard in Châteauguay, in 60 minutes. Bikes are allowed.
Parc Saint-Louis in Lachine to Parc René-Lévesque in Lachine
The boat-bus service is offered between Parcs Saint-Louis and René-Lévesque. The boat-bus does not operate in case of rain or high winds.
Delayed opening – 2022 schedules coming soon.