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Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on October 16-17, 2019 Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on October 16-17, 2019
 

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on October 16-17, 2019

October 16-17, 2019

Due to the Montréal's RSEQ cross-country, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 16-17. The Circuit will be closed to all traffic between 8 a.m. and 4 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.

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec is an international fireworks competition in which major companies, representing their respective country, provide the opportunity to see the latest techniques and innovations in the field of pyrotechnics.

The best way to enjoy this experience is in the grandstands at La Ronde, where spectators have the most expansive vantage point, with musical accompaniment, to view the fireworks in the festive setting of the amusement park.

On the evenings the fireworks are held, the Jacques-Carter Bridge is completely closed to vehicular and cyclist traffic. This enables the population to walk to the site to enjoy the show and the outstanding views of Montréal and surrounding areas. The Jean-Drapeau subway station is the fastest way to get to the Jacques-Carter Bridge area.

The fireworks start at 10 p.m., rain or shine.

Here is the preliminary program of the 35th edition of the International des Feux Loto-Québec fireworks competition. More details will be available shortly.

Opening Throwback 1985

Saturday, June 29, 2019
10 p.m.
Firm: Hands Fireworks
To launch the 35th edition of the International des Feux Loto-Québec (international fireworks competition), this highly colourful pyrotechnical show will be accompanied by some of the greatest musical hits of the 1980s: the artists include David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Eurythmics, Genesis, Madonna and many others.

South Korea Dreaming in Montreal

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
10 p.m.
Firm: Hanwha Corporation
An evening where imagination, fantasy and a world of marvels will be much in evidence. The movie themes, which will be especially aimed at children, both past and present, will be teaming up with the pyrotechnical display.

Italy One Step - Moon Dream

Saturday, July 6, 2019
10 p.m.
Firm: Parente Fireworks Group
Along with timeless and worldly music, these fireworks will highlight the determination of men and women that made space voyages and the first human steps on the moon possible.

Portugal Stay Tuned

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
10 p.m.
Firm: Grupo Luso Pirotecnia
With music from popular TV series, from years ago to the present day, this fireworks display will combine a blue neon colour, shades of pastel and brilliant lighting. The fireworks will be projected from a floating structure specially designed for the occasion.

USA Jungle Spirit

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10 p.m.
Firm: Atlas Pyro Vision
Inspired by the exciting and dangerous life of the animal kingdom, as depicted in movies and novels, this colourful pyro-musical show will immerse you in the vibrant world of the jungle.

Canada A First Walk on the Moon

Saturday, July 20, 2019
10 p.m.
Firm: BEM Feux d'artifice
Highlighted by the Apollo 11 spaceflight which led to two astronauts setting foot on the moon, this fireworks series will relive the era when everything seemed possible. The show will be interspersed with some of the musical hits of the 1960s.

Australia Shapeshifter

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10 p.m.
Firm: Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics
The transformative power of mythic beings inspired the creators of this pyrotechnical show: colours and shapes will blend together to delight, impress and surprise fireworks' viewers.

Finale des Étoiles Loto-Québec Celebration of Casino de Montréal's 25th anniversary

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10 p.m.
Firm: Rozzi's Famous Fireworks - Panzera
The Casino de Montréal celebrates 25 years of existence with this outstanding show, in which 25 French-language songs by Québec artists will accompany the fireworks display. Gregory Charles, who collaborated on putting together the sound track, will also be rendering a live performance before the fireworks.

To know more about the Festival de L'International des Feux Loto-Québec or to buy tickets, visit laronde.com.

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Jacques Cartier Bridge

The bridge will be open to pedestrians so they can enjoy the show (without their bikes).

The Jacques Cartier Bridge will be completely closed to traffic from around 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the fireworks displays at La Ronde. Road users are invited to use the Champlain or Victoria Bridges, as well as the Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel, during this period.

Also note that bicycles and animals will not be allowed on the bridge site (or the bike path as of approximately 8:15 p.m.) during this event.

The bridge will be progressively reopened to traffic starting at 11:30 p.m.

South Shore Bike link

The opening of the South Shore Bike link will be extended to 11 p.m. on nights when the International des Feux Loto-Québec is being held, making it easier for the public's traveling.

Great attractions at parc Jean-Drapeau

Getting to parc Jean-Drapeau

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).

Nearby parking areas:
P8, P10, P11, P12, P13, P14, P15

Rates and other parking areas

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

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.