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.

Master Forestry Plan

Master Forestry Plan

A veritable verdant jewel set in the heart of the Saint Lawrence River, Parc Jean-Drapeau is a unique outdoor spot for relaxation and entertainment. In order to protect the unique natural and insular character of the site, the preservation and development of its arboreal heritage are at the heart of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau priorities. This is why, in 2018, the Parc has devise an action plan by completing its first-ever forestry plan.

The master forestry plan makes an inventory of the trees that currently exist on the entire 268 hectares of the Parc. The main objective of this initiative is to make the trees a central part of the development process both on the premises and in all of the activities at the Parc, thereby ensuring the preservation and development of its forest.

A few statistics

Here are some interesting facts about the Parc's forest cover.

  • 16,478

    16,478 trees

  • 112

    112 species, including 48 native species

  • 11

    11 maple species

  • 46

    46 trees of interest belonging to 23 species

  • 3

    3 predominant species: Siberian elm, Pennsylvania ash and the common hackberry

  • 29 %

    Tree canopy cover index of about 29% for the entire Parc: 9% more than the Montréal average

Arbres remarquables du Parc

Discover some of the trees and species with unique attributes highlighted in the forestry plan.

Salix alba

A white weeping willow tree that is 175 cm. in diameter, located in the Floralies Gardens, which is among the first plantings on Île Notre-Dame at the time of Expo 67.

Quercus alba L.

A white oak planted by then-premier René Lévesque for the the opening of the Floralies internationales de Montréal 1980 event.

Ulmus americana L.

833 American elms, one of the prettiest tree species in the province of Québec.

Amelanchier arborea

A shadberry tree with a 40 cm. diameter, which is unusually large for this species, located on Île Sainte-Hélène near the Aquatic Complex.

With an ecological forest, event places, mature gardens and water areas, the variety of arboreal species at the Parc is as diverse as its activities.