Important Notice

Two-way traffic on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

As of December 2, the portion between the hairpin (northern part of the circuit) and the Canadian Pavilion will become two-way for motorists, so the bike path of the circuit will not be maintained. Please use caution and share the road.

Bike link

The bike link between the South Shore (Saint-Lambert) and Parc Jean-Drapeau will be closed for winter from Tuesday, December 2, 2015.

Athletes' Quarters

The Athletes' Quarters workout rooms are closed for renovations from January 1st, 2015, to March 7, 2016. Thank you for your comprehension.

Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure

The bicycle and pedestrian path of the Champlain Ice Control Structure linking Parc Jean-Drapeau and Île-des-Sœurs is not accessible from Monday, July 6 until Spring 2016 due to major works by JCCBI. This does not affect the cycling link between the South Shore and Parc Jean-Drapeau.

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Parc Jean-Drapeau

Olympic Basin

April 26 to October 31, 2015

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.

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

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2015 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)

2015 Rates

National and Provincial Centres
Permit + Access card per session
National and Provincial Centres$25
Permit per session
National and Provincial Centres$20
Replacement of access card
National and Provincial Centres$10

Notes :

  • Rates include taxes.

  • 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.

Further information

Sports organizations can rent the Olympic Basin. For any additional information, please contact us!



Before visiting the Olympic Basin, please consult the regulations.

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.


Montréal Rowing Club(MRC)

Association québécoise de canoë-kayak de vitesse (AQCKV)

H2O Playground

McGill University Rowing Club

Association québécoise d'aviron (AQA)

Provincial Championship of canoe-kayak
July 31 to August 2, 2015

The provincial championship selects the best canoe-kayak teams to represent Quebec at the Canadian championship. Members are aged 16 and under.

More information

Triathlon Esprit de Montréal
September 11-13, 2015

The Triathlon Esprit de Montréal, at the Olympic Basin, will host more then 7 000 athletes. Come cheer them on, the course is designed for fans to be in the heat of the action!

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Current conditions

  -9°c -7°c
Partly cloudy


  Tuesday February 9
-5°c -8°c
Light snow showers
  Wednesday February 10
-3°c -11°c

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