Important Notices
Ongoing Work
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Important Notices
Ongoing Work
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River shuttle
May 20, 2017
Due to the river's high water level, the Maritime Shuttles service will not begin its operations on Saturday, May 20, as expected.
Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve
May 19-21, 2017
The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is open to cyclists this weekend starting Friday at 5 p.m. until Sunday 10 p.m.
South Shore Bike Link
April 7 to November 15, 2017
With a few exceptions, the South Shore cycling link will be accessible throughout the summer season.
Closing of the Aquatic Complex
January 1st to December 31, 2017
Due to construction work near the Aquatic Complex, it will be closed to public and athletes for the 2017 season. Swimmers will still be able to come enjoy the water at Parc Jean‑Drapeau this summer at Jean‑Doré Beach.
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Parc Jean-Drapeau
Olympic Basin

Olympic Basin

A legacy from the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Basin hosts sports groups in rowing, canoe kayak, dragon boats, and high-performance championships and competitions.

The Olympic Basin extends over 2.2 kilometres in length; it is 110 metres wide and 2.5 metres deep. The Basin's unique installations and it's calm waters make it the pride of every rowing enthusiast.

The Basin's construction required the first major makeover of Île Notre-Dame. A part of the island was completely redeveloped so that buildings and related equipment and facilities could be built; these included:

  • Athletes' quarters
  • Administration pavilion
  • Grandstands
  • Hangars
  • Starting and finish tower
  • Control stations all along the Basin


  • Photos published on this website are governed by copyright laws and their unauthorized use is a copyright infringement.

Training at the Olympic Basin

You would like to train in a competitive or recreational way at the Olympic Basin? Join one of our partner clubs. Whether you are an athlete or a water sports enthusiast, you will find the club that suits your needs.


Canoe kayak

Dragon boat


May 1st to November 4, 2017
Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Due to events, the Olympic Basin will be closed to training on the following dates:
    • May 27-29, 2017
    • June 3-12, 2017
    • July 1-2 and 8-9, 2017
    • August 4-6, 11-12, and 18-19, 2017
    • September 9-10 and 16-17, 2017
  • Training at the Olympic Basin is only possible between the 1000 and 2000 meters on the following date:
    • July 19, 2017
  • The Olympic Basin opens at noon on September 24, 2017.

Sports at the Olympic Basin


Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the Olympic Basin.

  • 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.

Important documents

Getting to Olympic Basin

Jean-Drapeau subway station



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