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South Shore Bike Link closed Saturday August 19 Beach closed Saturday, August 19 Take the subway! Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season South Shore Bike Link closed Saturday August 19
 

South Shore Bike Link closed Saturday August 19

August 19, 2017

The South Shore Bike Link and the Route Verte on Île Notre‑Dame will be closed on Saturday, August 19 and will be accessible to cyclists Sunday, August 20. The cycling links and the portion of the Route Verte on St. Helens' Island that connects Jacques‑Cartier Bridge and Concorde Bridge are not affected by this closure.

Beach closed Saturday, August 19

August 19, 2017

The Jean‑Doré Beach is closed Saturday, August 19, due to the Guns N' Roses concert. The beach will open on Sunday morning as usual.

Take the subway!

July 25 to September 4, 2017

The number of parking spaces is limited at the Parc due to the Enhancement and Development work. It is therefore strongly recommended you take the subway to get to Parc Jean‑Drapeau.

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed

July 25 to August 20, 2017

The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve will again be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists on August 21. During the closure of Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve, cyclists and pedestrians that want to get to Jean‑Doré Beach will have to take the Route Verte or the free 767 shuttle from the Jean‑Drapeau subway station.

Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season

January 1st to December 31, 2017

Due to construction work near the Aquatic Complex, it will be closed to public and athletes for the 2017 season. Swimmers will still be able to come enjoy the water at Parc Jean‑Drapeau this summer at Jean‑Doré Beach.

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

Schedule

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  •   = 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  •   = 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  •   = Noon to 5 p.m.
  •   = Closed

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


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

  • Photos published on this website are governed by copyright laws and their unauthorized use is a copyright infringement.

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Getting to Olympic Basin

Jean-Drapeau subway station

Car

Bike

Important Notices Plan your trip

Take the subway!
July 25 to September 4, 2017
The number of parking spaces is limited at the Parc due to the Enhancement and Development work. It is therefore strongly recommended you take the subway to get to Parc Jean‑Drapeau.

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