Important Notice

Jacques Cartier Bridger: pedestrians and cyclists

From August 2 to August 31, the sidewalk (eastern side) located between Montreal and parc Jean-Drapeau is closed. To cross the bridge, users can use the multifunctional lane located on the western side.

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Jacques Cartier Bridger: motorists

During the weekends of August 8-9 and August 22-23 from Friday, 11 p.m. to Monday, 5 a.m., only one lane in each direction will be open. Risks of congestion are highly possible.

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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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Public art

From July 27 to August 19 in preparation of big events, the sculptures L'Homme, Puerta de Amistad, Ville imaginaire and Phare du Cosmo will not be accessible to the public for security reasons. Thank you for your comprehension.

Piknic Électronik

From July 28 to August 19, the Piknic Électronik will be moved to the Floralies Gardens.

Athletes' Quarters

The Athletes' Quarters workout rooms are closed for renovations from January 1st to Octobre 31st, 2015. Thank you for your comprehension.

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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

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


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Regulations

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.



Partners


Montréal Rowing Club(MRC)

www.avironmontreal.com

Association québécoise de canoë-kayak de vitesse (AQCKV)

www.canoekayakquebec.com

H2O Playground

www.h2oplayground.com

McGill University Rowing Club

www.mcgillcrew.com

Association québécoise d'aviron (AQA)

www.avironquebec.ca









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.

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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

26°c
Partly cloudy

Forecasts

Saturday August 1st
Scattered thunderstorms: 24°c
Sunday August 2
Partly cloudy: 27°c

Thanks to our Partners!