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

At this time, it is not possible to obtain a copy of the Historical books at any of our facilities or by using an e-commerce platform. The situation will be restored shortly.

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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.

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

Several sectors of Parc Jean-Drapeau are part of the Great Trail and the Route verte. The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

Furthermore, a network of multiuse trails run along île Sainte-Hélène, providing a link-up to the various access routes to the facilities, installations and services.

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 areas: P2, P4, P5, P7, P9, P10, P11, P12, P13, P15

Parking passes are available for the P2, P4 and P7.

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