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November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode Winter season - South Shore Bike Link and Route Verte Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode
 

November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode

November 18, 2019 to April 15, 2020

Beginning November 18, the portion of the circuit between the Cosmos bridge and the Pavillon du Canada will become a two-way road for motorists. The Multi-purpose track of the circuit will not be maintained during the winter season. Cycling training on the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will resume in April 2020.

Winter season - South Shore Bike Link and Route Verte

December 2, 2019 to April 15, 2020

The Route Verte on Parc Jean Drapeau's premises, the Seaway dike bicycle path and the bike route on the Champlain Ice Control Structure will remain open for cyclists until December 2, weather permitting., although they will not be maintained. Starting on November 18, there will be no transit to the South Shore because of construction work by the City of Saint-Lambert : the alternative route to get to Montréal will be the Jacques-Cartier Bridge bike path.

Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald

October 27 to December 13, 2019

Due to construction work, traffic on Chemin Macdonald is expected to be slow from October 27 to December 13, 2019. A section of the road will be reduced to one lane on which vehicles will be able to circulate alternately. Furthermore, the vertical space available to vehicular traffic will be reduced to 3.8 meters under the Concorde Bridge during this period.

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.

Open water swimming

Open water swimming

Are you tired of training under the neon lights of your sports centre? Are you looking for a more dynamic and enjoyable space for your swimming training? Parc Jean-Drapeau offers an open water swimming course in the heart of nature, just a few minutes from downtown Montreal.

Whether you are an athlete or an occasional swimmer, the 300-meter-long course of Jean-Dore Beach is ideal for both competitive and recreational training.

The open water swimming course forms a triangle in which all three sides are 100 meters long and are delimited by buoys. The first corridor is open to the public (1) while the other two corridors are reserved for sports clubs (2 & 3).

Pro tip!

Open water swimming takes place on the lake at Jean-Doré Beach, so it's important that swimmers are able to do the crawl swim over a 300-metre stretch and are comfortable swimming in deep water. Also, we recommend that swimmers have a swimming buoy in open water. And, since the water can sometimes be cold at the beginning or at the end of the season, you should bring a wetsuit because there are no wetsuit rentals on site.

The 2019 summer season is already over...

Thank you to everyone, young and old, who came to swim and have fun at the Beach. See you next year!

Sports club

Two open water swimming corridors are accessible to members of sports clubs supervised by a certified coach.

Reservation required.

Schedule

June 2019
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  • 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Closed
July 2019
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  • 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
August 2019
SMTWTFS
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45678910
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18192021222324
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  • 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Closed
September 2019
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  • 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Closed

2018 Rates

Non Profit Organization $25 / h
National and Provincial Centres $12.50 / h
  • Taxes not included.
  • Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.

General public

An open water swimming corridor, supervised by an accredited lifeguard, is accessible to beach visitors.

No reservation is required.

Schedule

June 2019
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Closed
July 2019
SMTWTFS
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Closed
August 2019
SMTWTFS
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
       
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Closed

2019 Rates

14 years and over $5.50
Season passport
14 years and over $50
14 years and over (Aquatic Complex and Jean-Doré Beach) $125
Replacing a lost season passport $10
  • Season Passports are only available at the front desk of the Beach (P4 Parking).
  • Rates include taxes.
  • Rates shown are per person.
  • Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
  • The Beach's rates does not include access to Aquazilla
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.

Important documents

Regulations

Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the Beach Jean-Doré.

  • 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.

Photos

Getting to Jean-Doré Beach

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

Subway schedule
STM promotions

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

Schedule and rates
Location of the landing spot at the Parc

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

767: During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.

777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.

Routes and schedules

Bike / BIXI

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

From the South Shore: take the South Shore Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.

Walking

People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.

Parking

Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Nearby parking areas:
P4, P5

Rates and other parking areas

  • Subway Station
  • River shuttle
  • STM shuttle
  • Bike / BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.