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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.

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Ronald Cyr

Directeur général

François Cartier

Directeur Marketing et développement

Marc-André Dawson

Directeur Exploitation

Jean-François Mathieu, CPA, CMA

Directeur Administration

Mario Duguay

Directeur Infrastructures et gestion de projets

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

Louise Champoux-Paillé

MBA and Chartered company administrator (ASC)

Daisy Dedeian

MBA and Manager, Chappuis Halder & Co.

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

Governance committee

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.

  • Louise Champoux-Paillé, president
  • Paul-Antoine Troxler, member
  • Claude Michaud, member

Human resources committee

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
  • Louise Champoux-Paillé, member
  • Paul-Antoine Troxler, member

Audit committee

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
  • Pierre Bouchard, member
  • Daisy Dedeian, member

Modus Vivendi committee

The Modus Vivendi committee is a board of directors' committee tasked with promoting and respecting the identity, essence and ingenuity of this distinctive place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, interrelated with the Parc's primary users and contributors, citizens and partners. The committee complements the Société in the definition and application of its mission, vision, values and strategic guidelines. The committee oversees that the selection of development projects and the structure of partnership agreements comply with these major guidelines.

  • Nathalie Benoit, president
  • Pierre Bouchard, member
  • Karel Mayrand, member
  • Renaud Coulombe, member

Getting to Pavillon du Canada

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located 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 / 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 cycling path.

From the South Shore: take the Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

BIXI : 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 (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Nearby parking area:

Rates and other parking areas

  • Subway Station
  • River shuttle
  • STM shuttle
  • Bike / BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.