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Espace Roseraie Activities

Things to do at the Parc

Parc Jean-Drapeau is enhancing and diversifying its program offering with a variety of creative, entertaining and educational activities that are free for the entire family. It's a great opportunity to have fun in nature and enjoy the green spaces and the gorgeous summer days.

Through this initiative, you will also be able to discover some of the lesser-known areas of the Parc, such as the Hélène-de-Champlain pavilion's garden. This magnificent place, which is steeped in history, is where the citizens' activities will be taking place during the 2023 summer season.

The Parc's team invites one and all to take part in the various activities at the Espace Roseraie.

Combine activities!

Take advantage of your trip to the Parc to derive full enjoyment from the experience at this one-of-a-kind place: take a refreshing dip in the pool at the Aquatic Complex, indulge in what nature has to offer at Jean-Doré Beach, set out to discover the beauty of the islands on a bike, and much more.


Programming at the Espace Roseraie takes place during the summer season, consult the details of each activity to obtain the exact schedule.



Please note that, in the event of rain, the activities are cancelled.

If there is a cancellation, an email will be sent to the people who signed up, as soon as possible prior to the start of the activity.

Activities and workshops

Learn about birds of prey

Animated by a biologist accompanied by two ambassador birds — a little owl and a peregrine falcon — this workshop will allow you to enjoy an interactive, sensorial and very real experience. The workshop takes place continuously.

  • Presented by Chouette à voir !

September 30, 2023, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

September 30, 2023, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Outdoor yoga courses

Yoga courses are offered every Sunday morning during the summer season where yoga enthusiasts of all levels can practice different yoga poses in a charming setting. Bring your mat and water bottle.

October 1st, 2023, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

October 1st, 2023, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.



The fiesta

A professional dance troupe will impart their know-how and lead you in your dance steps! This will help you to learn the rudiments of the most popular Latin dances, wiggle your hips and have a fun time.

  • Animated by the San Tropez dance school

September 29, 2023, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

September 29, 2023, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Line dancing

Fun and rhythmic movements to the sounds of country music are the order of the day during line-dance classes, where teachers will impart the basics of the genre that is becoming increasingly popular in the province.

  • Animated by Winslow dancers

September 30, 2023, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

September 30, 2023, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Table tennis

Table tennis enthusiasts can practice this Olympic sport on the two concrete tables in Parc Jean-Drapeau. Racquets and balls will also be provided free of charge on weekends for those who do not have equipment.

Completed activities

The world of shoots and sprouts

  • Presented by the Société écocitoyenne de Montréal

Le Grand Carrousel

  • Animated by professional puppeteer Jessica Blanchet

Bird watching

  • Animated by the QuébecOiseaux organization and la Société de biologie de Montréal

Birdhouse making

  • Presented by the Société écocitoyenne de Montréal

Interactive Castle: An ocean voyage!

  • Animated by professional puppeteer Jessica Blanchet

Making an insect shelter

  • Presented by the Société écocitoyenne de Montréal

Île Sainte-Hélène and its curious culinary history

  • Presented by Amélie Masson-Labonté of Storica

Homemade products

  • Presented by the Société écocitoyenne de Montréal

Beekeeping and visiting the hives

  • Presented by the Alvéole company

The insects in our gardens

  • Animated by Carl Boileau, horticulturalist

Laurette et Arlette

  • Presented by les productions Ratatouille

Voice of the jungle

  • Presented by Franck Sylvestre

Edible and medicinal plants

  • Animated by Aurélie Oren A., herbalist-therapist and founder of Le Vent et la Tortue

Nature near you

  • Animated by Biosphere, Espace pour la vie scientific and cultural mediation team

Green the sidewalks

  • Animated by Monica Pulido Torrens, horticulturalist

Perennials' maintenance

  • Animated by Sébastien Benes, horticulturalist

Music in the garden

How to attract butterflies to your garden and identify them

  • Animated by Carl Boileau, horticulturalist

Acoustic noon hours

Outdoor watercolour

  • Animated by the Centre des arts visuels

Circus workshop

  • Animated by Le gros orteil

Historical discoveries

  • Presented by the Société d'histoire des filles du Roy de la région de Montréal

Percussion workshop

  • Presented by Kattam et ses Tam-tams

Learn more

To obtain more details regarding the activities, available services or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact our staff.

Share your ideas!

The team at the Parc is attentive to enthusiastic people who would like to share their passion. Don't be shy about presenting your initiatives; they might fit in with the activities at the Espace Roseraie.


Getting to the Pavillon Hélène-de-Champlain

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Espace Roseraie in the garden of the Pavillon Hélène-de-Champlain 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.


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.


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: P10

Taxibus service

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


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
  • Subway
  • STM
  • River
  • Bike
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Taxibus