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A Trail Through the Islands

Things to do at the Parc

Parc Jean-Drapeau invites you to discover its rich culture through this pedestrian path which has been laid out right into the ground. Travel along Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame islands and admire the magnificent works of art, the heritage buildings and iconic places.

The treks, which last about two and a half hours, will enable you to get a first-hand look at the many features which make Parc Jean-Drapeau a historic gem in the City of Montréal. You will be immersed in a variety of attractive settings and diverse decors, including gardens, sculptures and unique buildings.

  • A 10-km route
  • More than 50 points of interest

Schedule

All year 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Please note there will be no snow removal on the trails during the winter months. Since these are permanent trails, they will be visible and accessible during the winter season, providing the temperatures are mild and there are no major snowfalls.

Rates

Free

Get the brochure

To make the most of your experience on the site, please get the brochure, which has a wealth of information about the points of interest and a map of the Parc with a layout of the trails.

It's available at the Information Center.

You can also download it in a PDF format:

A Trail Through the Islands

(French only), Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 2 MB

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Getting to Espace 67

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the activity 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 2020 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

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

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 (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Nearby parking areas:
P9, P10, P11

Rates and other 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 Friday 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