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Winter activities

Things to do at the Parc

Parc Jean-Drapeau is the premier place close to Montréal and other urban municipalities to practice winter sports and partake of nature in an absolutely fabulous setting.

The Parc awaits all outdoor enthusiasts with an array of activities that will entertain people of all ages: open sliding, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, winter biking, bird-watching, and plenty more! With its sustainable winter program, which is free and diversified, every trip to the Parc has the potential of being a special and rejuvenating experience.

Embrace your northern spirit through a variety of exciting activities and facilities that are second to none.


Skaters' trail

About 500 metres of ice trail in the woods with a great view of downtown Montréal.

Cross-country skiing

Many trails over a combined distance of close to 6 kilometres for beginners and intermediates.


A huge, uncluttered slope with an easy ascent for people of all ages.

Fat bike

Set off and explore the islands on a winter bike with oversized tires; it's the perfect playground for a northern escapade.


A great activity to get a close look at nature and wildlife while exploring the Parc and its two islands.


Most of the walking trails are accessible year-round, depending on the weather conditions: you will be delighted by the proximity to and outstanding view of the Saint Lawrence River and downtown Montréal

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Bird watching

Birdfeeders are set up throughout the trails to make it easier for birdwatching. You will be able to see chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers, along with many other bird species: keep an eye out for them!

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Ice climbing wall

During the winter season, a section of Parc Jean-Drapeau's climbing wall will be turned into a veritable ice wall, where climbers can practice various techniques and indulge in their favourite activity! Introductory courses also offered.

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The Parc Jean-Drapeau team promises a one-of-a-kind experience with a quiz and musical setting relating to the weekends' themes.

The activity is over for the season




Download the map to make the most of your visit at the parc Jean-Drapeau during your winter activities.

Map of winter facilities 1 MB
(French only)


Until March 5, 2023

Please check the activities' pages for the full schedule and the condition of the facilities, which is updated daily. Closures, due to weather conditions, will also be posted in the respective calendars.

The facilities are now closed. Thank you and see you next year!




Equipment rental

Our partner Patin Patin offers a wide range of products and accessories for most of the activities taking place at the Parc.

Schedule and rates


Hot chocolate, coffee, snacks and meals are offered at the Ste-Hélène Bistro-Terrasse.

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Warming Refuge

The indoor area of the Aquatic Complex will be open to provide winter sports enthusiasts with a place to warm up and have something to eat.


Toilets, which are located nearby, are accessible at all times.

Schedule, geolocation and more

Information Center

The Parc's staff will be at the information centre during the winter season to answer all your questions.

Schedule and details


A sustainable and responsible outdoors

Discover the outdoor ethics principles that allow healthy co-existence between the natural areas and activities.

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To obtain more details regarding the activities, available services or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact our staff.


Getting to Espace 67

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Espace 67 at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Subway Station

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!

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.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

STM shuttle

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

  • 767 (summer season only)
  • 768 (summer season only)
  • 777 (every day of the year)
    • Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
    • Casino de Montréal
    • Since June 19, 2023, the 777 bus line is extended to downtown Montreal.

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: P9, P10, P11

Taxibus service

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


September 3 to June 23
Monday to Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • The service is not offered on statutory holidays
  • Subway
  • STM
  • River
  • Bike
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Taxibus

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