November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode Winter season - South Shore Bike Link and Route Verte Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode

November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode

November 18, 2019 to April 15, 2020

Beginning November 18, the portion of the circuit between the Cosmos bridge and the Pavillon du Canada will become a two-way road for motorists. The Multi-purpose track of the circuit will not be maintained during the winter season. Cycling training on the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will resume in April 2020.

Winter season - South Shore Bike Link and Route Verte

December 2, 2019 to April 15, 2020

The Route Verte on Parc Jean Drapeau's premises, the Seaway dike bicycle path and the bike route on the Champlain Ice Control Structure will remain open for cyclists until December 2, weather permitting., although they will not be maintained. Starting on November 18, there will be no transit to the South Shore because of construction work by the City of Saint-Lambert : the alternative route to get to Montréal will be the Jacques-Cartier Bridge bike path.

Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald

October 27 to December 13, 2019

Due to construction work, traffic on Chemin Macdonald is expected to be slow from October 27 to December 13, 2019. A section of the road will be reduced to one lane on which vehicles will be able to circulate alternately. Furthermore, the vertical space available to vehicular traffic will be reduced to 3.8 meters under the Concorde Bridge during this period.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Are we allowed to smoke or vape tobacco or cannabis at the Parc?

Yes, smoking a cigarette and/or cannabis is permitted at Parc Jean-Drapeau, except in certain places.

By the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act1, smoking is prohibited in the Parc’s facilities, as well as within a nine metre radius around the doors and windows of any building.

Smoking is also prohibited within a nine metre perimeter of outdoor play areas for children, which includes all of Jean-Doré Beach.

Ash trays have been set up in many areas of the Parc. Out of respect for Parc users and for nature, thank you for not leaving your cigarette butts on the ground.

In regard to cannabis, a few regulations have been added:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • Smoking inside a road vehicle is prohibited
  • Driving a road vehicle while having impaired faculties

Please note this regulation applies to the site and also to events organized by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau - the Fête des neiges and Week-ends du monde.

if you are witness to behaviour which is non-compliant, contact security at Parc Jean-Drapeau at 514 872-9999. The security department personnel will take charge of communicating with the emergency or police services if necessary.

Are dogs allowed at the Parc?

Dogs are permitted at the Parc in green spaces and on the trails provided they are kept on a leash. They are not allowed in the following Parc facilities and events:

  • Jean-Doré Beach
  • Aquatic Complex
  • Athletes' Quarters
  • Tour de Lévis
  • La Toundra
  • Pavillon de la Jamaïque
  • Week-ends du monde
  • Piknic Électronik
  • Osheaga Music Festival and Arts
  • ÎleSoniq
  • Heavy Montréal
  • And certain other smaller events

Check with the promoter of the event if you have questions in this regard.

What are the Parc's hours of operation?

Île Sainte-Hélène is accessible every day from 6 a.m. until midnight. Île Notre-Dame is accessible every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Are we allowed to fish anywhere in the Parc?

Parc Jean-Drapeau allows fishing on some of its banks overlooking the Saint Lawrence River. Please note people that fish are subject to the Ministère de la chasse et de la pêche (region 8) regulations, and thus they must hold a valid permit.

And fishing is prohibited in the lakes, ponds and canals situated inside the Parc.

What is the size of Parc Jean-Drapeau?

268 hectares comprising the two islands.

Are there any ATM machines?

During the summer season, you can make withdrawals at the ATM machines in the following locations:

Can a person pay by Interac?

Usually, at the places where you pay, an Internac service is available. But the snack bar and river shuttle do not have this service.

Can I fly a drone in the Park?

The use of drones by individuals is strictly forbidden on the parc Jean-Drapeau site. For any professional drone request, please contact the Société Parc Jean-Drapeau's Center of Operations at 514 872-9999.

How to recover a lost item?

If you lost an item while visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau, please fill out the form.

Can we camp at the Parc?

Camping overnight at Parc Jean-Drapeau is prohibited.

Can one park a camper van or any recreational vehicule at parc Jean-Drapeau?

Yes, our parking areas can accommodate a "camper van or any recreational vehicule" but the it cannot remain there overnight.

Can a person rent golf carts?

No, the golf carts you see on the grounds are for the use of Parc Jean-Drapeau employees.

Can we have a BBQ at the Parc?

Use of propane BBQ's is permitted in the picnic areas only. Use of charcoal BBQ's is prohibited.

How does one register a complaint?

With Customer Service in the Contact us sections.

In summer, at one of the information centres: near the Cosmos walkway on Île Notre-Dame or near the subway station on Île Sainte-Hélène.

At the entrances to the Beach and the Aquatic Complex

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Can we drive on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve?

Yes, the race track is shared by cyclists, pedestrians, inline skates enthusiasts and motorists.

Are there any lockers available close to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the use of visitors?

No there are no lockers available in this area. But lockers are made available to clientele of the Beach and Aquatic Complex.

Jean-Doré Beach

Are we allowed to bring our own alcoholic drinks to the Beach?

No, bringing your own alcoholic drinks to the Beach is prohibited. Only alcoholic drinks sold at the bar-terrace are authorized. All containers, bags and coolers will be searched at the entrance to the Beach.

Is it allowed to smoke at the Beach?

Under the Tobacco Control Act, smoking is prohibited at Jean-Doré Beach. People who wish to smoke must leave the Beach area and go to the designated zones.

What bus does one take to get to the Beach?

The 767 shuttle bus in the summer season only. Routes and schedules

Can we rent boats?

Yes, please consult the Boat Rentals page.


Is it possible to rent a hall or site at Parc Jean-Drapeau?

Yes, please consult the Venues page.