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Construction work: Difficulty getting to the Parc from the Jacques-Cartier Bridge

March 17 to April 30, 2019

Due to construction work on the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the access ramp to Parc Jean-Drapeau (heading toward the South Shore) will be closed from Sunday March 17 (11 p.m.) to Tuesday, April 30 (5 a.m.). Only the access ramp heading toward Montréal will be open to vehicular traffic. A detour and road signs will be set up shortly. Cyclists will be able to get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by using the Concorde Bridge from Montréal or by using the Saint-Lambert locks from the South Shore.

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.

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

Since 2018, the Olympic Basin has served as the venue for the Para Canoe National Training Centre, whose administrative offices are now housed in the Athletes' Quarters.


Schedule

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May 2019
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June 2019
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July 2019
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September 2019
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November 2019
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Winter season

Sports at the Olympic Basin

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.

Rowing

Canoe kayak

Dragon boat


Team building

The Parc Jean-Drapeau is an ideal place to gather with your team or staff members in a natural setting and do team building activities.

More information

Regulations

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

Photos

Getting to Olympic Basin

Nearby parking area:

P2

Rates and parking areas

Purchase the novel memory album that traces the evolution of Parc Jean-Drapeau.

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