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
|April 30 to October 31, 2016|
|Every day||6 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
Includes holidays during the periods mentioned above.
|Permit + Access card per session||$25.50|
|Permit per session||$20|
|Permit per session - Team||$323.08|
|Replacement of access card||$10.50|
Rates include taxes.
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.
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!
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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)
McGill University Rowing Club
Association québécoise d'aviron (AQA)
Rental terms of the sports areas 2016
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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.