Important Notice

Jacques Cartier Bridger: pedestrians and cyclists

From August 2 to August 31, the sidewalk (eastern side) located between Montreal and parc Jean-Drapeau is closed. To cross the bridge, users can use the multifunctional lane located on the western side.

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Jacques Cartier Bridger: motorists

During the weekends of August 8-9 and August 22-23 from Friday, 11 p.m. to Monday, 5 a.m., only one lane in each direction will be open. Risks of congestion are highly possible.

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Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure

The bicycle and pedestrian path of the Champlain Ice Control Structure linking Parc Jean-Drapeau and Île-des-Sœurs is not accessible from Monday, July 6 until Spring 2016 due to major works by JCCBI. This does not affect the cycling link between the South Shore and Parc Jean-Drapeau.

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Public art

From July 27 to August 19 in preparation of big events, the sculptures L'Homme, Puerta de Amistad, Ville imaginaire and Phare du Cosmo will not be accessible to the public for security reasons. Thank you for your comprehension.

Piknic Électronik

From July 28 to August 19, the Piknic Électronik will be moved to the Floralies Gardens.

Athletes' Quarters

The Athletes' Quarters workout rooms are closed for renovations from January 1st to Octobre 31st, 2015. 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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Current conditions

25°c
Mostly cloudy

Forecasts

Tuesday August 4
Scattered thunderstorms: 25°c
Wednesday August 5
Scattered thunderstorms: 22°c

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