Parc Jean-Drapeau
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A jewel nestling in the St. Lawrence River, Parc Jean-Drapeau is without doubt one of Montreal most precious assets and a one-of-a-kind place in Canada. Discover this riche urban park spread amongst Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame islands and enjoy outdoor activities including kilometres of cycling paths, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, public art, colourful gardens and walking trails that provide an amazing view of downtown Montréal. The park is also home to partners like the Casino de Montréal, La Ronde, Stewart Museum, the Biosphere and environment museum. Heir of Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympic Games, Parc Jean-Drapeau continues to inspire million of visitors annually by the quality of its facilities including its rental venues and diversified programming, both cultural (Osheaga, Heavy Montreal, Piknic Electronik, winter festival, etc.) and sports (F1 Canadian Grand Prix, dragon boat races, etc.). Due to the development of a new and modern natural amphitheatre, construction works are currently underway in the southern sector of St. Helens’ Island restricting access to certain activity and mobility around the park. The use of public transportation to get to the Parc Jean-Drapeau is strongly suggested. Visit our website to plan your visit and learn more about how to get to each attraction.
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,303 contributions
Oct. 2022
We were expecting a lovely walk in the park on this fall day, but were disappointed by all of the construction that got in the way. In too many places our walk was disrupted by roadblocks causing us to redirect. And then we were on walk ways that were lined by concrete barriers. Not pretty.
Written October 29, 2022
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Bernice C
Oromocto, Canada16 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Didn’t have the time and energy to tour the entire park on foot so we took the short cut and did the 45 min Discovery Ride. For $14, you ride on an electric cart and it drove you around the whole park with a tour guide and you get to be on the formula one track and see almost everything in the park within this short time. A very comfy ride and time saving. Park is easy to get to by the metro, then you can take the ferry to Old Port or Longueuil for another relaxing experience.
Written September 1, 2022
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YYZtoYUL
toronto8 contributions
Aug. 2022
Amazing show in the Parc (not the weather though). We walked home as the Metro was insanely crowded and it was a lovely way to get home!
Written August 26, 2022
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Paula V
125 contributions
Jul. 2022
I went there on a rather hot day, walked around for a bit. No coffeeshops, one restaurant near the Metro station Jean Drapeau, and their coffee was disgusting, after one sip returned it. I wasn't too impressed walking around. Cycling there would have been better. A nice place for families.
Written August 4, 2022
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CityHiker73
near Milwaukee, WI470 contributions
Jul. 2022
At the end of a busy day, it was good to be able to walk in this area. There were restaurants, but we were unable to find a place with takeout ice cream treats. Tours by trolley were available. It was fun to see the swimming pool full of happy kids.
Written August 2, 2022
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Koto6420
10 contributions
Jul. 2022
Went there with the family to visit Biosphere and walk a few trails in a nice July weather. The park is well-planned with a lot of trails, bicycle roads, big pool, restaurant, exercise spots etc.

However, our visit was ruined by numerous fences which are installed everywhere, often without any reasonable purpose i.e. you can't understand why this fence is erected since it's no construction inside or storage of things.

Many fences are also erected in such a way that they block trails without any apparent reason, meaning you don't know by looking at the map if you can walk there. If an object is fenced, such as a Lewis Tower at the top of a small hill, the fence is made as big as possible taking a lot of space which could be used otherwise.

Some places for venues, such as Picnic Electronique, are also fenced and there are no signs how to get around such a fence if you would like to get, for example, to the riverfront.

This was the most fenced park I ever remember.

Park maps that are on a display are often upside down and not that easy to read.

My advise for now: don't go there! Wait until they finish construction (if it ever happens). It's very sad that such a nice place fences visitors out.
Written August 1, 2022
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Raj@2019
Shrewsbury, MA14 contributions
Jul. 2022
Many options for entertainment and activities but we were surprised a few to none options for dining. Many places are closed due to COVID impact, so better to pack for picnic would be very helpful
Written July 29, 2022
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adventureaustralia
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
There is nowhere to buy food and if you are bringing a family here nothing opens before lunch time - total nightmare
Written June 11, 2022
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Reza Sattarzadeh
Muscat, Oman2,149 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Solo
Located in St. Helena's Island, Jean Drapeau is a big park where you can fell a great sense quietude. It is accessible by metro from Montreal. The park is very big and normally not very crowded, though that could change on weekend. There are a number of places and installments to e explore, among which Biosphere is the most iconic one.
Written January 2, 2021
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Karen G
Vancouver, Canada477 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Couples
The Park is huge and looks pretty, but there’s nothing open right now and nothing to do. No restaurant/Cafe. The casino is open, but it’s terrible. It would be cool to ride a bike around.
Written September 2, 2020
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