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Mission of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau

The mission of the Société is to administrate, operate, develop, maintain and animate Parc Jean-Drapeau, which includes Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame in Montréal. In carrying out its mission, the Société oversees the staging of regional and international recreation-tourist activities.

Parc Jean-Drapeau stages many recreation-tourist attractions that make it a unique site in Canada, enhanced by the fact a subway station services the park.

This outstanding park, which was created at the time of the world's fair, Expo 67, attracts sports enthusiasts, young families, culture aficionados, nature lovers and visitors who attend its international events. Its areas of attraction are enlivened by concerts, sports events and major festivals that contribute to its diversity...all this a mere five minutes from downtown Montréal!

The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is a paramunicipal organization established by the Charte de la Ville de Montréal. In 1999, the Parc des Îles de Montréal was renamed Parc Jean-Drapeau, in honour of the man who was the mayor of Montréal for 30 years (until 1986) and the one who brought the world's fair, Expo67, to the city. In 2005, the Parc's corporate name officially became Société du parc Jean-Drapeau.

Executive team

Management of Parc Jean-Drapeau is predicated on the park's vocation of administrating recreational as well as cultural activities, along with fulfilling its vision as a major international tourist destination.

With more than 80 events to host, the presence of major partners, and more than 65 buildings to administrate and maintain, the management of Parc Jean-Drapeau is notable for its experienced and well-rounded staff.

Under the leadership of the general manager, the guidelines and policies established by Parc Jean-Drapeau's board of directors are implemented by four departments.

Isabelle Bonneau, ing., MBA, Ph.D

Directrice générale

Mandat : Gouverner, diriger et inspirer l'ensemble des directions de la Société dans la gestion, le développement de l'actif et la programmation du parc Jean-Drapeau, tout en assurant une liaison constante entre les diverses instances décisionnelles que sont le conseil d'administration, la haute direction et la Ville de Montréal.

François Cartier

Directeur Marketing et développement

Mandat : Gérer le développement commercial et événementiel, planifier la programmation des événements produits par le Parc, coordonner l'ensemble des communications et des initiatives marketing afin de faire rayonner la Société à l'interne comme à l'externe.

Marc-André Dawson, ing., EMBA

Directeur Exploitation

Mandat : Entretenir et protéger les actifs naturels et bâtis de la Société, en plus d'assurer la mise en service des nouvelles infrastructures. Offrir un soutien opérationnel et technique quotidien tout en coordonnant l'ensemble de la logistique entourant les événements internes et externes organisés au Parc. Gérer l'ensemble des sites récréatifs, la sécurité et assurer la qualité du service et de l'expérience pour la clientèle.

Jean-François Mathieu, CPA, CMA

Directeur Administration

Mandat : Assurer une saine gestion des fonds de l'organisation, en plus de gérer quotidiennement les ressources humaines et coordonner les services des finances, des approvisionnements, des affaires juridiques, des technologies de l'information et des archives.

Mario Duguay, ing.

Directeur Infrastructures et gestion de projets

Mandat : Superviser l'ensemble des grands projets de développement, ainsi que les projets inscrits au programme triennal d'immobilisations (PTI). Assurer la gestion de projets, la mise à niveau, le maintien et le développement des actifs immobiliers de la Société, composés de 65 bâtiments combinés à des terrains, des plans d'eau, des équipements sportifs et récréatifs, et autres espaces aménagés.

Céline Morellon, CHRA

Directrice des ressources humaines et de la transformation organisationnelle

Mandat : Assurer la mise en oeuvre de services et de programmes liés à la gestion stratégique des personnes. Coordonner la transformation organisationnelle selon les orientations et les priorités d'actions de la Société et agir comme un acteur important et facilitateur du changement.

Board of directors

The SPJD's board of directors is named by the City of Montréal's Executive Committee. There are nine seats on the board, and the members oversee the governance of the Société and adopt the strategic guidelines implemented by the Société.

The Société reports on a regular basis to the City of Montréal's Executive Committee, for its operational budget and financial results, as well as for the planning and management of the triennial capital expenditures program (PTI). Any expenditure exceeding two million dollars or any contract exceeding 5 years in length must be submitted to the City's Executive Committee for approval.

Renaud Coulombe

Vice-president and General counsel, Mouvement Desjardins


Karel Mayrand

Vice President
CEO Fondation du Grand Montréal


Nathalie Benoit

Institutional promotion director, Université du Québec à Montréal


Pierre Bouchard

Landscape Architect


Daisy Dedeian

MBA and Manager, Chappuis Halder & Co.


Selena Lu

Lavery Avocats, Associée


Claude Michaud

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, DNA Capital


Judy Sheehan

CHRP and President, Judy Sheehan Management


Paul-Antoine Troxler

Director Education and Research, Green Building Council Canada - Québec


Board committees

Gouvernance et vie du parc

The governance committee is a board of directors' committee tasked with helping the board carry out its oversight duties by examining every aspect of the board's governance structure to ensure it is functioning in an efficient and effective manner in support of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau's operations.

  • Nathalie Benoit, president
  • Selena Lu, member
  • Karel Mayrand, member
  • Pierre-Antoine Troxler, membre

Ressources humaines

The mandate of the human resources committee is to examine the guidelines and strategies in terms of the Société's human resources management, notably in the area of performance evaluation, employment succession planning, wage policies and overall practices in terms of the Société's human resources.

  • Judy Sheehan, president
  • Pierre Bouchard, member
  • Renaud Coulombe, member


The audit committee is tasked with assisting the board of directors of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau in carrying out its oversight duties regarding the quality and integrity of financial information by examining the financial documents and by making recommendations and providing advice on strategies, initiatives and policies relating to financial management and internal controls.

  • Claude Michaud, president
  • Daisy Dedeian, member
  • Pierre Bouchard, member

Getting to Pavillon du Canada

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the administrative office 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.


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


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.


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


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 area: P5

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).


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


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
  • Taxibus
  • STM
  • River
  • Bike
    and BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking