Picture a beach located just five minutes from downtown. Imagine the great feeling of a refreshing dip. Yes, this tiny corner of paradise exists at Parc Jean-Drapeau, the ideal spot to lounge in the sun or take part in nautical activities, beach volleyball or open-water swimming with family and friends.
Once you're at the Beach, you can rent a pedal-boat, kayak, mayak (small kayak) or a canoe for a leisurely outing on the water. And for the enjoyment of the younger crowd, trampolines are set up near the Beach.
Changing room and lockers, snack bar. People are advised to bring a lock.
For further information, please contact us by calling
514 872-2323 or by email.
Courses offered at the Beach
- A proper bathing suit must be worn.
- Babies must wear a swim diaper.
- Only alcohol drinks sold in the confines of the beach are allowed.
- Smoking within the confines of the Beach is prohibited. Smoking areas are accessible at the food concession and on the gallery of the chalet.
Anyone not complying with the regulations is subject to a warning. The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau reserves the right to eject anyone that does not obey the rules or warnings. The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
In the swimming area, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied and watched at all times by a person aged 16 or over.The wearing of a swim suit is mandatory for the person accompanying the child, and this person must stay close to the child at all times.
|0 to 24 months||1 adult/1 child|
|25 months to 7 years||1 adult/3 children|
|Person with handicap||1 adult/1 person with handicap|
Wearing proper swimwear: a matter of safety and hygiene
According to the Lifesaving Society, certain types of clothing pose a risk of drowning, mainly because of their weight when wet. Thus, wearing proper swimwear is mandatory at the pool or at the Parc Jean-Drapeau Beach. This suitable clothing, usually a bathing suit, is made of lycra or spandex that fits tightly on the body to allow for free movement and proper floatability. It does not pose any safety constraints, does not endanger the health of users and does not affect the quality of swimming water. The swimwear is appropriate and reserved solely for swimming.
There are alternatives for users who for personal reasons cannot expose a part of their body. The burkini and rashguard are permissible because they enable the user to freely use the hands and feet, the neck and face are uncovered and the fabric is close to the body so that movement is unaffected.
Loose-fitting clothing or clothing made of absorbent fabrics or clothing that isn't adjusted to the body are not permitted.
Due to the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie event and two competitions at the Aquatic Complex this Sunday, we encourage Parc Jean-Drapeau users to take public transit because the parking lots on Île Sainte-Hélène will be full.