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 tower, finish tower and control stations all along the Basin.
- Grandstands that can accommodate 10,000 people
- Albano system (lanes with buoys)
- 5 towers (start, finish and 3 intermediate)
- Communication system
- Sound system
- Locker rooms
Île Notre-Dame closed - GPF1
Because of the Grand Prix du Canada, île Notre-Dame is closed to the public from Saturday, June 4th to Friday, June 17th, inclusively. Consequently, the South Shore bike link, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, the Olympic Basin and the Athletes' Quarter is not accessible during that time. Thank you for your understanding.
April 30 to October 31, 2016
|Every day||6 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
The Olympic Basin will be closed from May 30 to June 13, 2016 inclusively due to the Grand Prix du Canada and from December 18, 2016 to January 1, 2016 due to Holiday Season.
Includes other holidays during the periods mentioned above.
|Permit + Access card per session||$25.50|
|Permit per session||$20.00|
|Permit per session - Team||$323.08|
|Replacement of access card||$10.00|
|Group (up to 120 people)||$2.25 / day|
Rates include taxes (except for training camps.)
Rates shown are per person (except for "Permit per session - Team".)
Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
* Recommended for training camps of 7 days or less.
The rates shown above do not include parking rates. Parking rates are adjusted according to the major events that are held at Parc Jean-Drapeau. We strongly suggest you check the "Parking" page on the website prior to each of your visits to the Parc to find out the rates in effect and the affected parking areas.
Sports organizations can rent the Olympic Basin. For any additional information, please contact us!
Photos published on this website are governed by copyright laws and their unauthorized use is a copyright infringement.
Before visiting the Olympic Basin, please consult the regulations.
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.
- Montréal Rowing Club (MRC)
- Association québécoise de canoë-kayak de vitesse (AQCKV)
- H2O Playground
- McGill University Rowing Club
- Association québécoise d'aviron (AQA)
Rental terms of the sports areas 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016290 KB
The Athletes' Quarters, built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, allow the various elite rowing, canoe-kayak and dragon boat clubs to train during the whole year.
Beginners and more advanced can paddle as a team to practice dragon boat at the Olympic Basin. Team building programs are also available.
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.