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Feux follets: temporary closure Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019 Feux follets: temporary closure
 

Feux follets: temporary closure

September 17-19, 2019

The site of the Feux Follets event will be exceptionally closed until Friday, due to technical problems. Reopening planned for Friday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019

September 20-22, 2019

Due to the Pokéman GO Safari Zone, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will be open from 6 a.m to 9 a.m and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on September 20, 21 and 22. The Circuit will be closed to all traffic between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Motorists will be able to get to the Pavillon du Canada and Pavillon de la Jamaïque by using the special entry way accessible from the Concorde Bridge. The South Shore Bike Link will remain open.

Plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises by consulting often the important notices or the schedule of activities and events that are of interest to you.

A bit of history

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!

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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Aquatic Complex

Previously named the Chalet des Baigneurs, then the Pavillon des Baigneurs, Parc Jean-Drapeau's Aquatic Complex has had various vocations over the years.

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The Olympic Basin and the Montreal Olympic Games

Although the name suggests it, many do not know that the Olympic Basin was built to serve the canoe competitions and rowing during the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

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Historical books

Get the literary works that cover the significant historical periods of Parc Jean-Drapeau.

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