Important Notice

Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit closed as of May 30

Because of the set up for the GPF1 and for safety reasons, from Monday, May 30 until June 4, the Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit will be closed. Only the section leading to Ile Sainte-Hélène will be open for cyclists to transit.

Île Notre-Dame closed - GPF1

Because of the Grand Prix du Canada, île Notre-Dame is closed to the public from Saturday, June 4th to Friday, June 17th, inclusively. Consequently, the South Shore bike link, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, the Olympic Basin and the Athletes' Quarter is not accessible during that time. Thank you for your understanding.

Mechanical hunters at Olympic Basin

In order to deter seagulls from the Olympic Basin to ensure a better water quality, mechanical hunters have been strategically located around the Basin. Since this equipment makes a loud sound it could cause a surprise effect when in function, but it is harmless. Thank you for your comprehension.

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Parc Jean-Drapeau

A bit of history


The majestic Parc Jean-Drapeau site is steeped in history: its discovery, development and expansion, the 1967 World's Fair and its Man and His World theme, the 1976 Summer Olympics, the opening of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the staging of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, the first festival on the parterre of île Sainte-Hélène, and much more!

In this section, you will find the history of Parc Jean-Drapeau, including its notable events and photo archives.

Stay tuned to learn all about Montréal's rich heritage!

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Expo 67

The World Expo of 1967 at Parc Jean-Drapeau welcomed 62 participating nations and over 50 million people who visited numerous pavilions, which had the theme Man and His World.

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A beach in Montréal

In 2015 for the 25th, the Beach of Parc Jean-Drapeau is renamed as a tribute to the mayor of the time who initiated and directed to the project: Jean Doré. But how did this project come about?

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Biosphere

Before becoming an Environment museum, Buckminster Fuller's Biosphere had several vocations. Discover the story!

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