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Feux follets: temporary closure Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019 Feux follets: temporary closure
 

Feux follets: temporary closure

September 17-19, 2019

The site of the Feux Follets event will be exceptionally closed until Friday, due to technical problems. Reopening planned for Friday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve: partially open on September 20-22, 2019

September 20-22, 2019

Due to the Pokéman GO Safari Zone, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will be open from 6 a.m to 9 a.m and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on September 20, 21 and 22. The Circuit will be closed to all traffic between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Motorists will be able to get to the Pavillon du Canada and Pavillon de la Jamaïque by using the special entry way accessible from the Concorde Bridge. The South Shore Bike Link will remain open.

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.

Rock climbing wall

Rock climbing wall

Parc Jean-Drapeau's rock climbing wall is a little-known and unique place in Montréal where you can do rock climbing outdoors. Climbers can do bouldering or top-rope climbing, as well practise movements and techniques such as positioning your hands and feet, traversing , rappelling, etc.

The reddish brown, 100-metre long and 8-to-12 metre high rock climbing wall is the result of previous excavations that have occurred and for which the stones have been used as construction material for the various buildings at the Parc (Lévis Tower, Aquatic Complex, Hélène de Champlain, etc.).

To enhance your safety, it is recommended you have someone with you and bring along a crash pad. The rock climbing wall facility is exclusively managed by the Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l'escalade (FQME).

Technical specifications

  • Site classification: naturally built wall
  • Type of climbing: top-rope climbing and bouldering
  • Direction: West and North
  • Approach: none
    (the P13 parking lot is situated at the foot of the wall and the path to get to the top is to the left of it)
  • Facilities:
    • Picnic table
    • Top-rope climbing anchors

Schedule

April 2019
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May 2019
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November 2019
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  • Climbers are responsible for determining whether the weather conditions and the state of the climbing wall are such that climbing can be done safely.

Rates

Access is reserved and free for members of the FQME. You can obtain a yearly or daily membership.


Courses and introduction

Rock Immersion offers autonomous courses and an introduction to Parc Jean Drapeau's rock wall climbing. Please contact them for further details.

Regulations

Before coming, please read the rock climbing wall regulations.

  • Anyone not complying with the regulations is subject to a warning. The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau reserves the right to eject anyone that does not obey the rules or warnings.
  • The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Important documents

Rock climbing wall topo (French only) Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 370 KB


Photos

Getting to Rock climbing wall

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:
P13

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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