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Parc Jean-Drapeau

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Address: 1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Parc Jean-Drapeau, which is comprised of the two islands, Sainte-Helene and...

Parc Jean-Drapeau, which is comprised of the two islands, Sainte-Helene and Notre-Dame, is in a state of constant effervescence. With an array of recreational and event-related attractions, it's a one-of-a-kind place in Canada. Renowned for its diverse cultural and sports programming, it is the perfect place for family, couples and friends getaways, only 5 minutes from downtown Montreal! Accessible par public transportation (Jean Drapeau station), by bike or by car.

Heir of Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympic Games, Parc Jean-Drapeau continues to inspire our 1.7 million 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 on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, FINA Masters Championships, dragon boat races, Olympic pool, etc.).

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Great for strolling or cycling around

We went to the parc by ferry from the old port. Took only 10 minutes. We took bicycles from Bixi as they are situated next to the ferry dock on the island. Parc itself is nothing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Jacquelinevdhaar
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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went to the parc by ferry from the old port. Took only 10 minutes. We took bicycles from Bixi as they are situated next to the ferry dock on the island. Parc itself is nothing really special. What is great that it is quite and green, you have lots of great picknick spots and you have a great view... More 

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Igloolik, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Feel the Oxygen and walk along the Saint-Laurence Gulfway. One of the most wondefull place f=to take pictures of Downtown Montreal along withn the Mount Royal!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It was a special day at the museum when we went, free entry. Very interesting Museum of Nature you can spend a good time to explore. On the top floor of the museum you can go out on the balcony and then you are "inside the ball, outdoors". Recommend that pay well in parking meters, many beautiful and interesting things... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Beautiful location! Loved the commitment to sustainability. Nice walking trails evident, in spite on the music festival.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We took the ferry over ($7 round trip) and it was a great way to see the skyline of Montreal and catch some fall foliage. Once we were there, the island was very quiet, at least on the end away from the amusement park. We wandered around for an hour or two and enjoyed all the pathways and waterways. The... More 

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Thank mandrid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We rented a Bixi bike and pedaled out to the Isle to see the Montreal Expo 67 buildings including Biosphere (not to be confused with Biodome... which I though that's where I was going since I had the tickets!!) but this is still great and the ride out by bicycle is a special treat as you get your own bike... More 

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Thank Frank R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I walked the whole park it was beyond beautiful and very peaceful being in nature and seeing all that happens its a island so you will have to take a uber or bus but its worth it i enjoyed my time their its a must in montreal

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Not a must see...but a good drive by photo oppty. During our visit, there was a lot going on (5k run, concert on the water, and the standard traffic at the Biosphere). Based on other views, we chose not to go inside the Biosphere...and were happy with that choice! The Montreal Casino is also near-by if that's your thing... Great... More 

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Thank A Felicia L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Love Parc Jean Drapeau but was there for Osheaga which wasn't the best way to enjoy the lovely park that it is. Wish to go back at a less busy time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice park but note that the splash park is tiny and not worth the special trip. Also note that access to the park is limited due to construction. In addition, the playground seems to be closed.

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The islands of Saint-Helene and Notre-Dame together make up the anchored fabric of Parc Jean-Drapeau. The mostly man-made grounds were built to be the site of the 1967 World's Fair, and the chiefly car-free space still retains its inherited carnival character. A wonderland of foliage and flora awaits at the Jardins des Floralies, with its expanse of pond-marked wetlands making it perfect for hiking, nature walks, and exploration. Old exhibitions still straddle the newest entertainment complexes, including the high-flying roller coasters of La Ronde Amusement Park and the brightly-lit Casino de Montréal. From the springtime on, families crowd the sandy beaches with candy-striped umbrellas, and rowers take to the Olympic Basin, where the spherical American Pavilion and the high brick Tour de Lévis provide an atypical backdrop. A short metro trip carries visitors and locals to this vacationing spot, providing leisure and activity outside of the inner city.
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