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September 7-8 : South-bound lanes will be closed on Jacques-Cartier Bridge

September 7-8, 2019

There will be work on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge on the weekend of September 7-8. Please note the south-bound lanes will be closed while this work is going on. The South Shore lanes to Montréal will be open and the Parc will continue to be accessible by the Concorde Bridge.

End of Season Schedule at the Beach

Jean-Doré Beach is now closed on weekdays. It will be open on the last weekends of August (17-18 and 24-25) and the long weekend of August 31 to September 2.

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.

Girafes

Girafes

The art work was created by Robert Roussil in 1965 for the La Ronde amusement park. Made of black-painted reinforced steel shaped into rods, this piece, which originally did not have a name, looks like a group of giraffes, hence the nickname.

In 1966, the sculpture was loaned to the National Film Board (NFB) for a film shoot and was damaged while it was being transported. Because of the damage, the artist refused to sign his name on the work, and decided not to display it at Expo 67.

Stored in the Acier Ahuntsic Steel yard and then purchased by the City of Montréal, the work made its way to Parc Jean-Drapeau in 1971 for the Man and His World exhibition.

Schedule

All year 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Getting to the art piece

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 area:
P15

Rates and other parking areas

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

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.

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