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South Shore Bike Link closed Saturday August 19 Beach closed Saturday, August 19 Take the subway! Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season South Shore Bike Link closed Saturday August 19
 

South Shore Bike Link closed Saturday August 19

August 19, 2017

The South Shore Bike Link and the Route Verte on Île Notre‑Dame will be closed on Saturday, August 19 and will be accessible to cyclists Sunday, August 20. The cycling links and the portion of the Route Verte on St. Helens' Island that connects Jacques‑Cartier Bridge and Concorde Bridge are not affected by this closure.

Beach closed Saturday, August 19

August 19, 2017

The Jean‑Doré Beach is closed Saturday, August 19, due to the Guns N' Roses concert. The beach will open on Sunday morning as usual.

Take the subway!

July 25 to September 4, 2017

The number of parking spaces is limited at the Parc due to the Enhancement and Development work. It is therefore strongly recommended you take the subway to get to Parc Jean‑Drapeau.

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed

July 25 to August 20, 2017

The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve will again be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists on August 21. During the closure of Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve, cyclists and pedestrians that want to get to Jean‑Doré Beach will have to take the Route Verte or the free 767 shuttle from the Jean‑Drapeau subway station.

Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season

January 1st to December 31, 2017

Due to construction work near the Aquatic Complex, it will be closed to public and athletes for the 2017 season. Swimmers will still be able to come enjoy the water at Parc Jean‑Drapeau this summer at Jean‑Doré Beach.

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.

Parc Jean-Drapeau
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!


Memory album

Purchase the novel memory album that traces the evolution of Parc Jean‑Drapeau.


Expo 67

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

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

Biosphere

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

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The Aquatic Complex

The 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

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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Purchase the novel memory album that traces the evolution of Parc Jean‑Drapeau.