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The Beach open at Noon on Saturday, August 26 Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open Take the subway! Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season The Beach open at Noon on Saturday, August 26
 

The Beach open at Noon on Saturday, August 26

August 26, 2017

The Jean‑Doré Beach open at Noon on Saturday, August 26, due to the "The Color Run" event.

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open

August 21, 2017

The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

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.

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
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

Car

Bike

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