Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open Take the subway! Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open

August 21, 2017

The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

Take the subway!

July 25 to September 4, 2017

The number of parking spaces is limited at the Parc due to the Enhancement and Development work. It is therefore strongly recommended you take the subway to get to Parc Jean‑Drapeau.

Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season

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.

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.

Parc Jean-Drapeau


The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau produces several events, including the Fête des neiges de Montréal. Throughout the years, the outstanding contributions of the many volunteers is a key element in the success and notoriety of our events.

We're looking for energetic, resourceful, generous and cheerful volunteers wishing to contribute in a fun and friendly environment.


Fill out this form and we will contact you shortly. Thank you for getting involved in your community and really make a huge difference!

I don't want to be a volunteer anymore

It is possible to withdraw your name from our volunteers list at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't have an e-mail address. Is there another way I can register?

Yes, you just have to contact the reception desk at 514 872-6120.

Am I going to receive a certificate acknowledging my volunteer hours?

Yes, but the volunteer must honour his or her commitment before receiving a certificate attesting the hours the volunteer has done. It will be issued by email at the end of the event.

Can I choose what I will be doing at the event?

The assigning of the various duties is done that same morning to ensure the proper coordination of all the volunteers, based on crowds attending the event and the needs.

Should I bring a lunch?

The noon-hour lunch is provided, as are a few snacks during the day. If you have any food allergies, we suggest you bring your lunch.

I want to change my dates of availability; how do I go about doing that?

After you have registered, you will be receiving a call from an attendant; you can change your information at that time, when you are speaking with the attendant.

I want to remove my name from parc Jean-Drapeau's volunteer bank; how do I go about doing that?

You just have to contact the reception desk at 514 872-6120 or submit your email address under I don't want to be a volunteer anymore.

What should I bring for my day as a volunteer?

It's very important that you dress warmly. Volunteer activities at the Fête des neiges event all take place outdoors. You need to be properly dressed, with winter boots, snow pants, a fleece-lined winter coat, a toque, gloves, extra clothing, a thermos and other items to keep you warm. It's also important that you have your health insurance card with you.

Is there a training day?

Yes, attendance at a training day is mandatory to be a volunteer. Information on this subject will be conveyed to you by the attendant that contacts you.

Can we do volunteering as a group?

No. Since the assigning to the various duties is done that same morning, the volunteer groups are divided up to carry out the various job assignments.

When is the deadline to register as a volunteer for the Fête des neiges?

The deadline to register is December 18, 2017. If the volunteer job postings aren't filled after this date, the registrations will remain open.

What are the volunteer dates and schedules?

The Fête des neiges will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from January 20 to February 11, 2018. Depending on the job positions, volunteers must be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the day of their choice among the Fête des neiges dates. We encourage volunteers to provide maximum availability in an effort to contribute to the event.

What are the requirements to be a volunteer at the Fête des neiges?

You have to be 14 years of age and over. The candidate must be able to communicate in French. The candidate must have basic customer service skills, behave in a friendly and professional manner, be able to follow instructions and comply with policies regarding volunteers. The candidate must be committed to helping the public have an enjoyable time, and the candidate must enjoy working outdoors.

Is there a criminal record check?

Yes, every candidate will be subject to a criminal record check by the SPVM(Montréal police department). Candidates with a criminal record are not eligible for selection as a volunteer and must withdraw their candidacy.

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