Important Notice

Athletes' Quarters

The Athletes' Quarters is closed for renovations from January 1st to Octobre 31st, 2015. Thank you for your comprehension.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

The bike path on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is not be maintained after November 15th and the portion between the hairpin (northern section of the circuit) and the Pavillon du Canada is a two-way street for vehicles. Cyclists, rollerbladers and runners are advised to be cautious.

Bike link South Shore

The bike link between the South Shore (Saint-Lambert) and the Parc Jean-Drapeau is closed for winter.

Français Important notice3
Parc Jean-Drapeau

Olympic Basin

All year


A legacy from the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Basin extends over 2.2 km and hosts sports groups in rowing, canoe-kayak, dragon boats, and high-performance championships and competitions.


Share on Social Media:



Important notice

Athletes' Quarters

The Athletes' Quarters is closed for renovations from January 1st to Octobre 31st, 2015. Thank you for your comprehension.



Olympic Basin


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 tower, finish tower and control stations all along the Basin.

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.

Schedule

April 26 to October 31, 2015
Every day 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Notes :

Includes holidays during the periods mentioned above.

The Olympic Basin will be closed on the following dates:

  • May 30 to June 8, 2015 due to the Grand Prix du Canada
  • December 20, 2015 to January 2, 2016 (holidays)

Technical specifications


Permanent equipment

  • Grandstands that can accommodate 10,000 people
  • Albano system (lanes with buoys)
  • 5 towers (start, finish and 3 intermediate)
  • Communication system
  • Sound system

Support facilities

  • hangars
  • offices
  • locker rooms

Athletes' Quarters


The Athletes' Quarters was built for the 1976 Summer Olympics to house the facilities required for organizing the events at the Olympic Basin. Currently, the Athletes' Quarters unique installations allow the various elite clubs to train during the winter months.

Schedule

April 26 to October 31, 2015
Every day 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 
November 1, 2015 to April 23, 2016
Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Notes :

Includes holidays during the periods mentioned above.

The Athletes' Quarters will be closed on the following dates:

  • May 30 to June 8, 2015 due to the Grand Prix du Canada
  • December 20, 2015 to January 2, 2016 (holidays)

Technical specifications

  • Weight room with top-of-the-line equipment (capacity of 30 people)
  • Rowing tank (capacity of 8 people)
  • Canoe-kayak and dragon boat rowing tank (capacity of 12 people)
  • Workout room adapted to ergometric training
  • Locker rooms and showers
  • Lockers



2015 Rates

 
Regular
OSBL
National and Provincial Centres
Permit + Access card per session (indoor or outdoor)
Regular$25
OSBL$25
National and Provincial Centres$25
Permit per session (indoor or outdoor)
Regular$20
OSBL$20
National and Provincial Centres$20
Replacement of access card
Regular$10
OSBL$10
National and Provincial Centres$10

Notes :

Rates include taxes.

Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.


 
Regular
OSBL
National and Provincial Centres
Rowing tank rental (Canoe-kayak or dragon boat)
Regular$42.50 / hour
OSBL$28.50 / hour
National and Provincial Centres$14.25 / hour
Rowing tank rental (Rowing)
Regular$42.50 / hour
OSBL$28.50 / hour
National and Provincial Centres$14.25 / hour
Ergometer room rental
Regular$25 / hour
OSBL$17 / hour
National and Provincial CentresFree
Location salle de musculation
Regular$45 / hour
OSBL$30 / hour
National and Provincial CentresFree

Notes :

Taxes not included.

Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.


Further information

Sports organizations can rent the Olympic Basin and the Athletes' Quarters installations. For any additional information, please contact us!

Photos



Regulations

Please see the attached document to know all the regulations of the Olympic Basin and Athletes' Quarters.

Notes :

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.






Dragon boat

Beginners and more advanced can paddle as a team to practice dragon boat at the Olympic Basin. Team building programs are also available.

More information


Canoe-kayak

Canoe-kayak is a very demanding discipline that brings together sports, tranquility and nature enthusiast at the Olympic Basin.

More information


Rowing

Rowing is very important at the Olympic Basin at Parc Jean-Drapeau: initiation and development classes, team building program for business and competitions take place.

More information





Partners


Montréal Rowing Club(MRC)

www.avironmontreal.com

Association québécoise de canoë-kayak de vitesse (AQCKV)

www.canoekayakquebec.com

H2O Playground

www.h2oplayground.com

McGill University Rowing Club

www.mcgillcrew.com

Association québécoise d'aviron (AQA)

www.avironquebec.ca

 


Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter and don't miss a thing about news, events, promotions and activities! Be the first to know!

Parc's Map

Download parc Jean-Drapeau map (PDF format) to find out where the attractions are and more!

or consult Google Map

Jean-Drapeau subway station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located right in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. For fast and easy access to the Parc, the subway is still the best way to go!

Subway schedule

Shuttle service from the subway station:

  • 777 Casino
  • 767 La Ronde / La Plage (Summer season only)
  • 769 La Ronde (When La Ronde is open)

Routes and schedules on the STM website

Parking

Parc Jean-Drapeau puts many pay parking areas at the disposal of visitors. The parking areas are close to the venues where the events and attractions are held.

Rates and parking areas

Frequently asked questions

Question?

Go to Frequently Asked Questions, you might find the answer you are seeking.

Weather

Current conditions

2°c
Cloudy

Forecasts

Friday
March 27
2°c -9°c Cloudy
Saturday
March 28
0°c -8°c Partly cloudy
Sunday
March 29
6°c 1°c Fair
Monday
March 30
7°c 0°c Mixed rain and snow

Social Media

Comment, Share and Exchange!

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram