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!
Défi Sportif AlterGo
April 29-30, 2017
An international event that brings together approximately 6 700 athletes from twenty countries. The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will host the events of paracycling and para-athletics.
Grand Prix du Canada
June 9-11, 2017
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!
Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal
April 22-23, 2017
Canada Running Series presents the 15th edition of the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal where more than 5 000 runners will run around the Parc in order to raise money for different charities. Four courses are available and designed to challenge runners of all level: 21K, 10K, 5K and the kids run.
Polar Hero Race
February 18, 2017
Get ready, get set, or get a team together for a spectacular, extreme winter sport! Kids, adults, and seasoned athletes should start warming up for this unique 5-km, 25-obstacle course.
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!
Montreal Hypothermic Half Marathon
February 12, 2017
Presented by the Coin des Coureurs, this 21.1-km winter challenge takes place in the inspiring landscape of Parc Jean-Drapeau's islands in the heart of the St. Lawrence river.
January 28-29, 2017
Montreal's biggest pond hockey tournament. More than 500 players will don their borough's jersey and hit the ice on a dozen rinks on the Olympic Basin.
Défi 5K Movember au parc Jean-Drapeau
November 6, 2016
This 5 km running event invites joggers and runners to participate in raising funds for the Movember Foundation. Join the movement!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Dragon Boat Québec Cup
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
MontrealDragon 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.