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Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019 Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019
 

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019

September 20-22, 2019

Due to the Pokéman GO Safari Zone, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will be open from 6 a.m to 9 a.m and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on September 20, 21 and 22. The Circuit will be closed to all traffic between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Motorists will be able to get to the Pavillon du Canada and Pavillon de la Jamaïque by using the special entry way accessible from the Concorde Bridge. The South Shore Bike Link will remain open.

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.

Hiking

With more than 25 kilometres of roads and trails, Parc Jean-Drapeau provides an outdoor escape in the heart of nature, just a few steps from downtown Montréal.

Whether it's on the shores of the water, on Mont Boullé near the Tour de Lévis, along the stream near the Poudrière, in the Floralies gardens, or on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, the Parc is an enjoyable place for hiking. It becomes "the" place to be for nature and photography enthusiasts.

Schedule

All year 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Rates

Free

Spring

The Parc is reborn in the spring with the melting of snow, budding and flowering tulips and daffodils and maple season. It's the return of migratory birds and animals that hibernated... Moreover, it is not uncommon to see a groundhog sneak into the trails!

Summer

In the summer, the Parc is busy! There are a multitude of activities to do with family or friends. Add to your walk a picnic in the sun or in the shade under the trees and that's a nice way to enjoy your visit on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River!

Fall

We must take advantage of all the autumnal beauty nature offers us. Warm, bright colors ignite the Parc while the animals make their provisions for the cold season.

Winter

Winter creates an enchanting and magical environment. Contemplate the beautiful landscape which will melt your heart. Walk alongside the Saint Lawrence River and watch the sometimes frozen, sometimes high flow water and enjoy the tranquility while breathing fresh air.

Paths

There are two paths at Parc Jean-Drapeau: one is on the Mont Boullé trails on Île Saint-Hélène and the other is in the Floralies Gardens on Île Notre-Dame. There are many picnic tables that have been set up all the way along the path: bring your lunch and enjoy the Parc's wonderful setting for a longer period of time!


Wooded side 1.42 km

A short 20-minute trek on "the wooded side" will allow you to discover the Mont Boullé trails, the Tour de Lévis, the Poudrière, ponds and pretty bridges that straddle the paths.

Gardens 3.3 km

A more pensive trek of 40 minutes on the "Gardens side" will allow you to discover the lake and lagoons of Île Notre-Dame, the fantastic flora of the Floralies Gardens and the many public art works that blend into the landscape.


Travelog Mont Boullé Adventures

Parc Jean-Drapeau, in collaboration with the Stewart Museum and the Biosphere, Environment Museum, has a fun and educational new tool for budding adventurers.

The travelogue will lead you under the trees and on the winding paths of Mont Boullé. A treasure-trove of information and entertaining quizzes will enable you to discover or rediscover the Lévis Tower, the Powderhouse, the fort on Île Sainte-Hélène and, of course, the Biosphere and Stewart Museum.


Photos

Getting to île Notre-Dame

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Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

Subway schedule
STM promotions

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

Schedule and rates
Location of the landing spot at the Parc

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

767: During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.

777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.

Routes and schedules

Bike / BIXI

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

From the South Shore: take the South Shore Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.

Walking

People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.

Parking

Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Rates and parking areas

  • Subway Station
  • River shuttle
  • STM shuttle
  • Bike / BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.

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