Important Notice

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Due to the mounting of the Canadian Grand Prix, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve's straight sector in front of the Casino will be closed intermittently between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., from May 25th to June 9th 2015, inclusively. Alternative route for cyclists through the Olympic Basin. Thank you for your comprehension.

Attention all drivers and cyclists!

Due to the Grand Prix du Canada, île Notre-Dame and the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be closed from Saturday May 30 to Tuesday, June 9, inclusively.

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

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.

Further information

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



Please see the attached document to know all the regulations of the Olympic Basin and Athletes' Quarters.

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)


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Parc's Map

Download parc Jean-Drapeau map (PDF format) to find out where the attractions are and more!

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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


Go to Frequently Asked Questions, you might find the answer you are seeking.


Current conditions



May 23
18°c 11°c Fair
May 24
26°c 14°c Partly cloudy
May 25
23°c 17°c Cloudy
May 26
29°c 19°c Scattered thunderstorms
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