Important Notices
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Important Notices
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Closure of the Jacques‑Cartier Bridge
June 25, 2017
Due to the rerun of Jacques‑Cartier Bridge's illumination show, the bridge will be completely closed on June 25 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve currently open
June 16 to July 7, 2017
The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is open to cyclists until July 7.
South Shore Bike Link currently open
June 16 to July 18, 2017
The South Shore Bike Link is open to cyclists until July 18.
Closure of the Aquatic Complex
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.
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Olympic Basin <span>Regulations</span>
Olympic Basin <span>Regulations</span>

Olympic Basin Regulations

Updated: February 22, 2016 at 2:26 p.m.

Olympic Basin

  1. Access to the water is reserved for members of the Olympic Basin partners.
  2. The Olympic Basin is accessible during daylight hours, until 30 minutes after the sun sets, after which every boat must be equipped with bright navigation lights as prescribed by the Coast Guard.
  3. When the water temperature is below 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit) only supervised elite and competitive training groups are allowed to train on the water.
  4. Users must always announce their presence to SPJD staff before going into the water area.
  5. While they are on the water, members must be accompanied by a teammate or coach at all times.
  6. Every member must have a personal flotation device (PFD) approved by the Canadian government and use it based on the Transport Canada Safe Boating Guide, as well as the related provincial and national federations (with the exception of those regarding kayaks and speed canoes).
  7. Motor-boat operators must be at least 16 years of age and have an up-to-date water-craft operating card.
  8. Users must always conduct themselves in a safe manner on the Olympic Basin's deck and in the boats.
  9. Users must obey the signs and the spaces assigned to them on the site and on the water.
  10. Any incident leading to material or physical damage must immediately be reported to SPJD staff, which will take charge of applying the appropriate measures.
  11. When there is a breakage of equipment or material belonging to the SPJD, members are responsible for reporting it to the staff on duty.
  12. The Olympic Basin is reserved solely for the use of rowing, Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) and dragon-boat training.
  13. Swimming in the Olympic Basin is prohibited unless permission is granted by the SPJD.
  14. Only vehicles authorized by the SPJD are allowed on the Olympic Basin deck.
  15. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times on the site.
  16. Throwing stones or any other projectile into the water is prohibited.
  17. Prior authorization from the SPJD must be obtained to use barbecues on the site.
  18. Propane tanks must be kept outside the facilities in the enclosures designated for this purpose.
  19. Prior authorization from the SPJD must be obtained for any selling of derivative products or food on the deck of the Olympic Basin or inside the Athletes' Quarters.


  • Anyone who fails to comply with the rules will receive a warning.

  • The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau reserves the right to eject anyone who does not obey the directives or warnings.

  • The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is not responsible for lost or stolen objects.

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