Campus de la transition écologique

Things to do at the Parc

The Campus de la transition écologique is partnering with Parc Jean-Drapeau's program to offer research, awareness and experimental activities which provokes thought about lifestyles and relationships with nature. The Campus is part of the 2020-2030 vision for the future, which is aimed at making Parc Jean-Drapeau a park that is more accessible, green and blue, and an actual laboratory of best practices in sustainable development.

The mission of the Campus is to propose and craft tangible solutions on various thematic issues, including agriculture and biodiversity, water cycling and wetlands, forestry, citizenship and climatic equity, culture and heritage, energy and mobility.

On this summer's program: engaging and inspirational meetings and discussions, an experimental horticultural showcase and meaningful talks in a lesser-known area of the Parc! Discover the activities and see how you can take an active role in ecological transition.

Activities and projects

Program at La Guinguette

Every Wednesday evening, from July 7 to the end of August, the Campus is holding a series of discussions at Parc Jean-Drapeau's facility, La Guingette, focusing on transition issues.

Come and take part in this special opportunity of learning, awakening and discovery, and get a fabulous view of the river while you're at it!

Transition terrace

The Ecological Transition Campus welcomes you into the indoor garden of the Grande Poudrière (Large Magazine) at Parc Jean-Drapeau to meet their team or simply to work there. Every Tuesday evening in July and August, participate in the intimate series Conversations de cuisine (Kitchen Conversations) and meet and chat with an array of engaging personalities.

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Experiments in the garden

In collaboration with the Parc and Nouveau voisins (New Neighbours), the Campus is offering horticultural experiments and a showcase project presenting alternatives to conventional lawns and encouraging the transitioning of residential yards to a set-up that embraces and supports the enhancing of biodiversity!

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A sustainable and responsible outdoors

Discover the outdoor ethics principles that allow healthy co-existence between the natural areas and activities.

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To obtain more details about the activities, research projects, the mission of the Campus de la transition écologique or for any other information request, feel free to contact their team.

Getting to Campus de la transition écologique

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Campus de la transition écologique reception centre at Parc Jean-Drapeau

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.

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 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.

BIXI

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

Walking

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.

Parking

Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge.

Nearby parking area: P12

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).

Schedule

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

Reservation

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
    Station
  • Taxibus
    service
  • STM
    shuttle
  • River
    shuttle
  • Bike
    and BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking