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A bit of history

The majestic Parc Jean-Drapeau site is steeped in history: its discovery, development and expansion, the 1967 World's Fair and its Man and His World theme, the 1976 Summer Olympics, the opening of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the staging of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, the first festival on the parterre of île Sainte-Hélène, and much more!

In this section, you will find the history of Parc Jean-Drapeau, including its notable events and photo archives.

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The World Expo of 1967 at Parc Jean-Drapeau welcomed 62 participating nations and over 50 million people who visited numerous pavilions, which had the theme Man and His World.

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In 2015 for the 25th, the Beach of Parc Jean-Drapeau is renamed as a tribute to the mayor of the time who initiated and directed to the project: Jean Doré. But how did this project come about?

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Before becoming an Environment museum, Buckminster Fuller's Biosphere had several vocations. Discover the story!

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Previously named the Chalet des Baigneurs, then the Pavillon des Baigneurs, Parc Jean-Drapeau's Aquatic Complex has had various vocations over the years.

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Although the name suggests it, many do not know that the Olympic Basin was built to serve the canoe competitions and rowing during the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

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Historical books

Get the literary works that cover the significant historical periods of Parc Jean-Drapeau.

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Mobility

Getting to au Parc Jean-Drapeau

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station on the Line 4 — Yellow is located on Île Sainte-Hélène, in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

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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.

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STM shuttle

Three STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

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Bike

The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike: simply take the bike paths of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Concorde Bridge or the Bike link.

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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.

Nearby parking areas: P2, P4, P5, P7, P9, P10, P11, P13, P15

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Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare.

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