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.
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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.
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?
Before becoming an Environment museum, Buckminster Fuller's Biosphere had several vocations. Discover the story!
Previously named the Chalet des Baigneurs, then the Pavillon des Baigneurs, Parc Jean‑Drapeau's Aquatic Complex has had various vocations over the years.
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.