Important Notice

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Please note that on Saturday, October 1, 2016, due to The Color Run by Night event, the access to circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will be forbidden to vehicles and cyclists from 5 p.m. to Midnight.

Occasional slowdowns on the Seaway dike bicycle path

This fall, cyclists can expect occasional slowdowns close to the new Champlain Bridge project when using the Seaway dike bicycle path.

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
Sports events and sports competitions at parc Jean-Drapeau
Sports events and sports competitions at parc Jean-Drapeau

Sporting events and competitions


Many sports events – friendly ones, as well as high-calibre - are held at the Parc. A good number of these events are for charitable causes. Cheer on the athletes or participate yourself!

The Color Run by Night

October 1st, 2016

The Color Run by Night, a 5K run through 4 zones of fluorescent colors, a bubble zone and a surprise zone on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve when night falls.

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Regional Championship Cross Country

October 12-13, 2016

The 47th Regional Championship Cross Country of RSEQ Montreal will bring together student-athletes from elementary, high school and special education schools.

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Light the Night Walk

October 15, 2016

Light The Night Walk gathers thousands of walkers with illuminated lanterns to support and raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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Montreal Ice Canoe Challenge

February 11-12, 2017

The icy waters of the Saint-Lawrence will host forty ice canoeing teams racing over several kilometers, a unique extreme sport. Spectators will be entertained throughout the race!

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Montréal Marathon

September 25, 2016

More than 30,000 participants will run along Parc Jean-Drapeau and various sectors of the city at the Montréal Marathon, one of the largest running events in Canada.

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48 HOUR RIDE

September 16-18, 2016

Since 2007, Make-A-Wish Quebec organizes a major fundraising event in Quebec: 48 HOUR RIDE on Parc Jean-Drapeau's Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Challenges, messages of hope and fun for all!

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Québec Cup Dragon Boat

September 17-18, 2016

Québec Cup Dragon Boat at the Olympic Basin is the third and final stage of the Circuit of the Triple Crown. Teams will race 200m, 500m and 2000m.

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Triathlon Esprit de Montréal

September 10-11, 2016

The Triathlon Esprit de Montréal, at the Olympic Basin, will host more then 7 000 athletes. Come cheer them on, the course is designed for fans to be in the heat of the action!

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Wake sur l'île

September 4-5, 2016

Don't miss the biggest teletraction wakeboarding competition in Montréal, at Parc Jean-Drapeau's Jean-Doré Beach!

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Challenge 911

September 4, 2016

Challenge 911 is an 8 hour relay for bikers or runners on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve where 450 participants from public services collect funds for the Breakfast Club.

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Big Bubble Tour

August 27, 2016

The Big Bubble Tour, a 5K run through 5 zones of bubbles, foam, music and excitement on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Bubbles and foam from start to finish.

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24h Roller Montréal

August 20-21, 2016

24hrs Roller Montreal is a party in skates! A 24-hour challenge on the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve at parc Jean-Drapeau to raise funds for the development of sport.

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Snorkeling competition

August 20-21, 2016

At the Aquatic Complex, discover snorkeling, an emerging thrilling sport that redefines boundaries!

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The Color Run

August 13, 2016

The Color Run, a 5 km event where runners have fun getting doused with paint, will be held on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal. A color-crazy, laughter and emotion-filled day!

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Provincial Championship of canoe-kayak

August 5-7, 2016

The provincial championship selects the best canoe-kayak teams to represent Quebec at the Canadian championship. Members are aged 16 and under.

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51e Finale des Jeux du Québec

July 17-25, 2016

Parc Jean-Drapeau will host the disciplines of triathlon, swimming in open water, canoeing and kayaking, archery and beach volleyball.

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Swim-O-thon

July 23-24, 2016

A swim-a-thon is being held at Parc Jean-Drapeau's Aquatic Complex to raise funds for the Fonds Simon-Pierre to help victims of water-related traumas.

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Montreal Dragon Boat Challenge

July 9-10, 2016

The Montreal Challenge is the second leg of the triple crown dragon boat. 2000 athletes from Quebec, the United States, Ontario and the Maritimes will compete at the Olympic Basin.

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Eastern Rowing Association Championship

July 2-3, 2016

Athletes of the 95th edition of the Eastern Rowing Association Championship will compete in races spanning 2000 m at the Olympic Basin.

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National canoe-kayak sprint trials

June 24-26, 2016

The national sprint canoe-kayak trials, an event to select the athletes for the World Cup team at Parc Jean-Drapeau's Olympic Basin. Come cheer on the 500 athletes!

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Grand Prix du Canada

June 10-12, 2016

A must-see international event, the Grand Prix du Canada in Montreal takes place on Parc Jean-Drapeau's Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Plenty of thrills assured for F1 fans!

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H2O Open

May 28, 2016

The H2O Open is the first dragon boat race of the season on the provincial circuit. For its 8th edition, the event will host over 60 teams at the Olympic Basin.

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Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition

May 15, 2016

Civil engineers compete in a national academic competition where they will build a canoe made of concrete. Come see them test their designs at the Olympic Basin.

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Défi Sportif AlterGo

April 29 to May 1st, 2016

An international event that brings together approximately 5 000 athletes from twenty countries. The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will host the events of paracycling and para-athletics.

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Banque Scotia 21k & 5k de Montréal

April 24, 2016

Canada Running Series presents the 14th edition of the Banque Scotia 21k & 5k of Montreal where more than 5000 runners will run at the Parc in order to raise money for different charities.

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Hypothermic Half Marathon

February 14, 2016

Running Room presents the Hypothermic Half Marathon where participants will brave the cold at 8:30 a.m. on a new course with two loops.

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Santa Montreal

November 21, 2015

Santa Montreal is a 5 km race at 10 a.m. at Parc Jean-Drapeau where all participants proudly wear the Santa suit! Try to find out which one is the real Santa!

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Cyclocross race

October 11, 2015

Cyclocross Montreal organizes a cyclocross race (a mixture of mountain bike and road bike) in the parterre de l'île Sainte-Hélène, where 150 participants will challenge the many obstacles.

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