Return to normal on the Jacques Cartier Bridge Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve bike path is open South Shore Bike link is open The Route Verte is accessible in the Champlain Bridge area Cycling access ramp of the Concorde Bridge: detour to be expected Return to normal on the Jacques Cartier Bridge

Return to normal on the Jacques Cartier Bridge

April 19-30, 2019

The access ramp to Parc Jean-Drapeau, coming from Montreal on the Jacques Cartier Bridge, will be reopened to traffic starting at 5 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve bike path is open

April 15-20, 2019

The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve bike path is now marked out and open for cycling enthusiasts. Due to many construction zones, users will have to exercise caution. For a more pleasant and safer training session, we recommend using the facilities of the circuit after 5 p.m. on week days.

South Shore Bike link is open

April 6 to May 20, 2019

The South Shore Bike Link, a portion of the Route Verte between the locks of Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, is open to cyclists.

The Route Verte is accessible in the Champlain Bridge area

April 12 to November 17, 2019

Cyclists can now take the Champlain Ice Control Structure and the seaway dike bike path towards the city of Sainte-Catherine or Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Cycling access ramp of the Concorde Bridge: detour to be expected

April 3 to May 16, 2019

The cycling access ramp, which serves as a cycling path between Île-Sainte-Hélène and the Concorde Bridge, will remain closed until the end of construction work on Espace 67. Cyclists can get to Île-Sainte-Hélène, from the Concorde Bridge, by taking the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and then the Cosmos Bridge.

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.

Canoes, kayaks & pedal boats

Canoes, kayaks & pedal boats

Further information
514 465-0594

During the summer season, Écorécréo is set up at the Jean-Doré Beach water activities Pavilion and provide clientele with a range of watercraft rentals, including:

  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Pedal boats

For an activity that’s out of the ordinary, for taking a break in the bucolic setting of the Beach, or for simply trying out a new type of water craft, you’re definitely in the right place.

Shielded from the wind by a vegetation belt, the waters on the lake at Jean-Doré Beach are usually calm, which allows you to safely wend your way without sapping your energy. You can leisurely navigate between the Beach’s swimming area and the Casino de Montréal, or you can discover the central part of Île Notre-Dame and the perimeter of the Floralies Gardens by taking the big loop around the lagoons.

Why not try this pleasant and easy activity with your family or among friends on one of those gorgeous summer days at the Beach.


June 2019
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed
July 2019
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 2019
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Closed
September 2019
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed
  • The last rental must be done one hour before closing.
  • The schedule can be affected by weather conditions.

2019 Rates

Regular Beach Discount *
Canoe $15 / h $12 / h
Kayak single $15 / h $12 / h
Kayak double $25 / h $20 / h
Pedal boat single $15 / h $12 / h
Pedal boat double $25 / h $20 / h
  • No refund.
  • Rates include taxes.
  • Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
  • It is possible to pay cash, Interac or with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard).
  • *Beach Discount: discount offered to beach ticket holders.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.


  • The personal flotation device must be worn at all times in the boat.
  • Everyone must remain seated in the boat.
  • Swimming is prohibited in the area reserved for boats.
  • Boats are prohibited inside the swimming area.
  • Disposing of waste material in the water is prohibited.

Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the Beach Jean-Doré.

  • 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.

Group reservation

For groups of 20 or more, please email us at

Parc Jean-Drapeau also offers a day camp special to experience in a group.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my own canoe, kayak or pedal boat?

For safety purposes, users must use the water crafts provided by the concessionaires on site.

Getting to Pavillon des activités nautiques

Nearby parking areas:

P4 P5

Rates and parking areas

Public consultation on the future of parc Jean-Drapeau

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