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South Shore Bike Link closed Saturday August 19 Beach closed Saturday, August 19 Take the subway! Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season South Shore Bike Link closed Saturday August 19
 

South Shore Bike Link closed Saturday August 19

August 19, 2017

The South Shore Bike Link and the Route Verte on Île Notre‑Dame will be closed on Saturday, August 19 and will be accessible to cyclists Sunday, August 20. The cycling links and the portion of the Route Verte on St. Helens' Island that connects Jacques‑Cartier Bridge and Concorde Bridge are not affected by this closure.

Beach closed Saturday, August 19

August 19, 2017

The Jean‑Doré Beach is closed Saturday, August 19, due to the Guns N' Roses concert. The beach will open on Sunday morning as usual.

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.

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed

July 25 to August 20, 2017

The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve will again be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists on August 21. During the closure of Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve, cyclists and pedestrians that want to get to Jean‑Doré Beach will have to take the Route Verte or the free 767 shuttle from the Jean‑Drapeau subway station.

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
Jean-Doré Beach Regulations

Jean-Doré Beach Regulations

Beach

  1. The maximum capacity of the Beach confines is 3,000 people.
  2. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied and monitored at all times by a person aged 16 or over, wearing his/her swim suit, in the swimming area, based on the ratio below:
    0-24 months 1 adult / 1 child
    25 months to 7 years 1 adult / 3 children
  3. A proper bathing suit must be worn (babies must wear a swim diaper).
  4. Spitting, urinating or blowing your nose in the beach is prohibited.
  5. Safety belts and personal flotation devices are recommended for people who don't know how to swim.
  6. Only safety belts (dorsal ball or hippo belt) and personal flotation devices (PFD) are permitted.
  7. Civil and safe conduct is required at all times in the Beach confines.
  8. Diving head-first and climbing on the shoulders of another person is prohibited.
  9. Flippers, snorkels, inflatable games or other flotation objects are prohibited.
  10. Filtration backwash areas must remain free of swimmers at all times.
  11. Users must stay within the marked-off swimming areas.
  12. Balls and Frisbees are only allowed in the green-space areas.
  13. Beach chairs and umbrellas are only allowed on the grassy sector.
  14. No rolling stock (bicycle, skateboard, skates) is permitted in the Beach confines.
  15. The smoking ban applies in every area.
  16. The use of barbecues on the site is prohibited.
  17. No alcoholic drinks may be brought into the confines of the Beach.
  18. Glass containers are prohibited; plastic bottles are permitted.
  19. No music device, except for walkmans, is allowed within the Beach confines.
  20. Pets, including those kept on a leash, are not allowed.
  21. Canoeing and fishing in the swimming area are prohibited.

Open water swimming

  1. Open water swimming is reserved for people aged 14 and over.
  2. A lifeguard on duty must be notified before you go into the open water area.
  3. The traffic flow must be obeyed at all times.
  4. Hanging on to the buoys is not permitted.
  5. Any incident leading to material or physical damage must immediately be reported to SPJD staff, which will take charge of applying the appropriate measures.

Getting to Jean-Doré Beach

Jean-Drapeau subway station

Car

Bike

Bus

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