Vibe to 150 years with us!

Spectacularly human!

Société du parc Jean-Drapeau

This year, Parc Jean-Drapeau is celebrating 150 years of what can only be described as a humanly spectacular history!

Since its founding in 1874, our spacious public park has become a favourite spot for Montrealers, providing them with unmatched access to nature and the river. The setting for an array of memorable moments, from Man and His World to the Montréal Marathon, to the hosting of the 1976 Olympics and the creation of the first park-beach, the Parc has been the site of unforgettable gatherings and events, both local and international in scale. It has helped propel great athletes, artists and major projects, while bringing people together through the generations.

Explore this section to discover the creative spark behind this 150th anniversary, the festivities being planned to celebrate this historic milestone, the Parc's ambitions for the future, and dive into a fascinating look-back on the story it has fashioned, combining feats, culture and emotions, underscoring everything that is so spectacular about our humanity.

The Parc over the years

Unfurling its narrative over the last 150 years, Parc Jean-Drapeau is much more than a simple park. Discover its history, closely linked to that of Montrealers and all who have ever set foot here, through this timeline rich in stories and emotions.

Delve into the history

Our creative approach

Our Parc was born out of audacity and constant desire to come together to experience unforgettable moments. At the very core of our new campaign lies a rallying cry, a hymn celebrating humanity and all that is most spectacular about it.

Discover the inspiration

In total transformation

Currently, the Parc is well on its way to a complete transformation. By 2030, many major projects will be giving birth to the Parc Jean-Drapeau of the future, one of the most emblematic parks worldwide.

Explore the future


Activities and events

To celebrate this historic year, the Parc is getting ready to unfurl a year-long series of festivities and special activities to reflect our rich, exciting history. From fresh new activities to reimagined classics, get ready for an emotion-filled year!

Eclipse of the century

Parc Jean-Drapeau and Espace pour la vie invite you to come celebrate the total solar eclipse in the heart of Montreal's largest island park as part of a unique event.

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The complete program will be available soon

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