Important Notice

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.

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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.

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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.


April 26 to November 2, 2014
Every day 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Notes :

Includes holidays during the periods mentioned above.

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

See also

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.


April 17 to November 2, 2014
Every day 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 2, 2014 to April 18, 2015
Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to 17 p.m.

Notes :

Includes holidays during the periods mentioned above.

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

  • December 21 to January 2, 2014 (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

Weight room rules in the Athletes' Quarters

  • Maximum capacity of 30 people.
  • The renter is responsible for the cleanliness of the room.
  • The renter is responsible for the proper use of the material and will have to reimburse the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau for costs related to any damages resulting from misuse.
  • Taking sports equipment outside the room is prohibited.
  • The corridor may not be used for doing exercises.


National and Provincial Centres
Permit + Access card per session (indoor or outdoor)
National and Provincial Centres$25
Permit per session (indoor or outdoor)
National and Provincial Centres$20
Replacement of access card
National and Provincial Centres$10
Locker rental per session (indoor or outdoor)
National and Provincial Centres$10
Locker rental per day
National and Provincial Centres$5
Rowing tank rental (Canoe-kayak or dragon boat)
Regular$41.52 / hour
OSBL$27.41 / hour
National and Provincial Centres$13.70 / hour
Rowing tank rental (Rowing)
Regular$41.52 / hour
OSBL$27.41 / hour
National and Provincial Centres$13.70 / hour
Ergometer room rental
Regular$24.27 / hour
OSBL$16.02 / hour
National and Provincial CentresFree
Location salle de musculation
Regular$42.74 / hour
OSBL$28.21 / 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!


See also


Montréal Rowing Club(MRC)

Association québécoise de canoë-kayak de vitesse (AQCKV)

H2O Playground

McGill University Rowing Club

Association québécoise d'aviron (AQA)



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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


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


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