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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.

Activities

Skaters' trail

Offering a view of the river, the skaters' trail is refrigerated and regularly maintained. Come and spend some time open skating, by yourself or with your family!

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Cross-country skiing

Three traditional cross-country trails, marked out and maintained, will delight enthusiasts of this activity, as well as those who would like to take up the sport.

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Sliding

Come and hurtle down Espace 67's natural slope: bring your luge, sled, sliding mat or any zany means of sliding to take full advantage of this snowy slope.

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Fat bike

Winter biking is an activity that is quickly gaining in popularity among hardy outdoor enthusiasts. For beginners, a winter-biking loop for newcomers to the sport is located near the rental centre. Once you get comfortable you can set out on a trip to discover the many attributes of Parc Jean-Drapeau!

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is undoubtedly one of the most accessible, enjoyable and easy sports there is. Whether you're on the trail to admire the wildlife and plant-life, take in some fresh air or re-energize your spirits, this activity is tailored to tame winter in the best way possible.

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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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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.

Schedule and details

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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Entertainment

Zumba

Come and unleash your energy during our Zumba animation in front of our DJ booth. These exciting sessions, with a unique set of dance steps for every song, will definitely get you up dancing and grooving to the music.

  • Animated by Maryève Alary

Upcoming session:

February 25, 2024, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

February 25, 2024, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 3, 2024, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 10, 2024, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Complete schedule

Slide and groove

This winter get ready to indulge in an immersive new experience at the Parc with its Slide and Groove Nights! The captivating beats of the DJs will enliven the skaters' path right up to the main walkway, transforming the park into a real nighttime playground, where dancing and sliding meld together under a starry sky.

Upcoming performance:

February 24, 2024, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DJ FreeFly

February 24, 2024, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DJ FreeFly

March 2, 2024, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DJ Troy Carter

March 8, 2024, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DJ Debbie Tebbs

March 9, 2024, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DJ Djoolz

Complete schedule

Singers

To infuse an extra magical touch into our winter activities, two seasoned singers will be rendering musical performances. They will be performing live from the radio booth.

Upcoming performance:

February 25, 2024, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Fred Pothier

February 25, 2024, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Fred Pothier

March 3, 2024, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Frank Robert

Complete schedule

Radio enthusiasts

Two radio hosts will be on hand on the site to enhance the ambiance. There will be a specific musical theme every weekend.

The program includes music, games, quizzes and all the information you need regarding our program of activities.

Upcoming theme:

February 24-25, 2024

Ces succès qu'on connaît tous

February 24-25, 2024

Ces succès qu'on connaît tous

March 2-3, 2024

L'univers de la Pop

March 9-10, 2024

Cabane à sucre en musique

Complete schedule

Skating tips and advice

Jean-Philippe Eyelom, a certified instructor who likes to teach and share his passion for skating, will be on the skaters' trail to offer tips and advices to those interested.

Next clinic:

February 24, 2024, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

February 24, 2024, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

February 25, 2024, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 2, 2024, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 3, 2024, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 9, 2024, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 10, 2024, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Several dates: full schedule

Cross-country skiing tips and advice

An instructor from Ski de fond Montréal will be present on the trail of Île Sainte-Hélène to offer tips and advices to those interested.

Next clinic:

February 24, 2024, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

February 24, 2024, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 2, 2024, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 4, 2024, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 5, 2024, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 6, 2024, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 7, 2024, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 8, 2024, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Several dates: full schedule

Family fun

Bubble hockey

It promises to be a memorable weekend filled with funny moments with this original activity: players are in giant bubbles and try to score goals with an oversized puck.

Next date:

February 24, 2024, Noon to 6 p.m.

February 24, 2024, Noon to 6 p.m.

February 25, 2024, Noon to 6 p.m.

Complete schedule

School-break week

For school-break week, we have designed a special program that includes animation, interactive choreography, all sorts of games such as a giant tic-tac-toe, and entertaining challenges involving the entire family.

March 4-10, 2024, Noon to 6 p.m.

March 4-10, 2024, Noon to 6 p.m.

Map

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)

Schedule

December 23, 2023 to March 10, 2024

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

Services

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

Restaurants

Hot chocolate, coffee, snacks and meals are offered at the Ste-Hélène Bistro-Terrasse. At the beginning of March, a special sugar shack menu will also be available to add a sweet touch to your visit.

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Warming Refuge

This year, several warming areas located near the activities will be accessible every day:

  • Tent near the ice rinks: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Le Ste-Hélène Bistro-Terrasse: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Outdoor fire pit of the picnic shelter: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Playground's chalet: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Pavillon de la Tunisie: 6 a.m. to 20 p.m.

The Aquatic Complex will also be accessible on weekends and public holidays.

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

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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.

150 ans du Parc

This year, Parc Jean-Drapeau is celebrating 150 years of spectacularly human history!

To celebrate this historic moment, the Parc is getting ready to unfurl a festive and diverse program to reflect our rich, exciting history. To everyone's delight, a series of special events and activities will be offered throughout the year, all in an unparalleled setting!

Mobility

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.

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.

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

Taxibus service

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

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

Find out more about how it works and the STM transport fare accepted in taxibus service.

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