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.
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?
Before becoming an Environment museum, Buckminster Fuller's Biosphere had several vocations. Discover the story!
Previously named the Chalet des Baigneurs, then the Pavillon des Baigneurs, Parc Jean-Drapeau's Aquatic Complex has had various vocations over the years.
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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To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.
The Jean-Drapeau subway station 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!
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.
Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.
Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions:
To find out about STM shuttle routes and schedules, click here.
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.
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.
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, P12, P13, P15
Parking passes are available for the P2, P4 and P7.
You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).
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