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Historical books

A bit of history

The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau plans to publish two books with original content on the history of the Parc and some of the memorable events that have occurred there since its inception. The site has been witness to many events that are part of Montréal's history.

This dates back from the time of the first settlers, to the French and then the British occupation, the inauguration of the Parc, the staging of Expo 67 and Man and His World, and the hosting of major events such as the Olympic Games and the first Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix. Over the years, Parc Jean-Drapeau has consistently been a venue with an abundance of cultural diversity.

Pick up a copy of these two literary works which trace the Parc's evolution.

This book is a vibrant homage to our past but also a door to the future.

Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal

Man and His World

The pursuit of a dream

In the wake of the memorable world's fair in Montréal, there was Man and His World, a cultural and tourist place designed to extend the lifespan of Expo 67's pavilions and facilities. Relive this era through the second book created by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau and once again immerse yourself in this special time that was such an integral part of Montréal's cultural landscape.

Language English and french
Published 2019
ISBN 978-2-9816548-2-3
Dimensions 22,8 cm x 0,8 cm x 33 cm
Pages 100
Illustrations and photos 200+
Price $15 + GST

Two Islands, One Park, One City

Parc Jean-Drapeau at the heart of Montréal life

From 1535 to the current day, discover the instrumental role the Parc has played in the development of Montréal as a cosmopolitan city, by bequeathing the public with a magnificent site, with an historical, culture and built heritage.

Language English and french
Published 2017
ISBN 978-2-9816548-0-9
Dimensions 22,8 cm x 0,8 cm x 33 cm
Pages 100
Illustrations and photos 400+
Price $10 + GST

Points of sale

Get the books on your next visit to Parc Jean-Drapeau:

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To obtain more details concerning the historical books or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact us.


Getting to au Parc Jean-Drapeau

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the 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 areas: P2, P4, P5, P7, P9, P10, P13, P15

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

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

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