- The maximum capacity of the Beach confines is 3,000 people.
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
- A proper bathing suit must be worn (babies must wear a swim diaper).
- Spitting, urinating or blowing your nose in the beach is prohibited.
- Safety belts and personal flotation devices are recommended for people who don't know how to swim.
- Only safety belts (dorsal ball or hippo belt) and personal flotation devices (PFD) are permitted.
- Civil and safe conduct is required at all times in the Beach confines.
- Diving head-first and climbing on the shoulders of another person is prohibited.
- Flippers, snorkels, inflatable games or other flotation objects are prohibited.
- Filtration backwash areas must remain free of swimmers at all times.
- Users must stay within the marked-off swimming areas.
- Balls and Frisbees are only allowed in the green-space areas.
- Beach chairs and umbrellas are only allowed on the grassy sector.
- No rolling stock (bicycle, skateboard, skates) is permitted in the Beach confines.
- The smoking ban applies in every area.
- The use of barbecues on the site is prohibited.
- No alcoholic drinks may be brought into the confines of the Beach.
- Glass containers are prohibited; plastic bottles are permitted.
- No music device, except for walkmans, is allowed within the Beach confines.
- Pets, including those kept on a leash, are not allowed.
- Canoeing and fishing in the swimming area are prohibited.
Open water swimming
- Open water swimming is reserved for people aged 14 and over.
- A lifeguard on duty must be notified before you go into the open water area.
- The traffic flow must be obeyed at all times.
- Hanging on to the buoys is not permitted.
- 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
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!
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.
Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.
777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.
Bike / BIXI
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.
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.
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:
For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.