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.

Activities

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 8 kilometres for beginners and intermediates.

Sliding

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.

Snowshoeing

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

Hiking

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!

Schedule and details

Covid-19

Information

Follow the recommendations of the Quebec public health and contact medical resources if you have symptoms related to Covid-19.

Vaccination Passport not required

In order to participate in the activity, the vaccination passport is not required for persons 13 years of age and over.

Last update : January 17, 2022

Schedule

December 26, 2021 to March 6, 2022

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.

Rates

Free
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau: active transportation or subway!

Services

Equipment rental

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

Schedule and rates

Restaurants

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

Don't forget to use our compost bins for your food scraps!

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Restrooms

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

Nature

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.

Mobility

Map of facilities

To make the most of your visit at the parc Jean-Drapeau during your winter activities, download the map in PDF format.

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.

Jean-Drapeau 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!

Subway schedule
STM promotions

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.

Covid-19 - The river shuttle service will not be operational for the 2021 summer season.

Schedule and rates
Location of the landing spot at the Parc

STM shuttle

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

767

During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.

777

Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.

Routes and schedules

Bike and BIXI

Several sectors of Parc Jean-Drapeau are part of the Great Trail and the Route verte. The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

Furthermore, a network of multiuse trails run along île Sainte-Hélène, providing a link-up to the various access routes to the facilities, installations and services.

From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose Path.

From the South Shore: take the Bike Link or the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose Path.

BIXI

There are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.

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: P9, P10, P11

Rates and parking areas

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).

Schedule

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

Reservation

You need to reserve 45-to-60 minutes beforehand whenever you want to use this service : 514 273-6331 or online form

Taxibus stops

Métro Jean-Drapeau, Athletes' Quarters, La Ronde, Stewart Museum, Espace Paddock, Pavillon du Canada, Pavillon des Services and Pavillon de la Tunisie.

  • Subway
    Station
  • Taxibus
    service
  • STM
    shuttle
  • River
    shuttle
  • Bike
    and BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking

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