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Things to do at the Parc Jean-Doré Beach

For an activity that's out of the ordinary, for taking a break in the bucolic setting of the Beach, or for simply trying out a new type of water craft, you're definitely in the right place.

Shielded from the wind by a vegetation belt, the waters on the lake at Jean-Doré Beach are usually calm, which allows you to safely wend your way without sapping your energy. You can leisurely navigate between the Beach's swimming area and the Casino de Montréal, or you can discover the central part of Île Notre-Dame and the perimeter of the Floralies Gardens by taking the big loop around the lagoons.

Why not try this pleasant and easy activity with your family or among friends on one of those gorgeous summer days!

Éco Tours Montréal

During the summer season, Éco Tours Montréal is set up at the Pavillon des activités nautiques and provide clientele with a range of watercraft rentals, including: canoes, kayaks and pedal boats

Guided tours

Éco Tours Montréal is also offering visitors guided tours on the Jean-Doré Beach lake and in the lagoons. Accompanied by an enthusiastic expert, you'll be able to discover the fauna and flora, and learn a bit more about the history of the islands. Reservation required.

Go exploring with your kayak

You can now use your own equipment at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The lake and lagoons are accessible to anyone who pay their right of access to the Jean-Doré Beach lake.

Bring: your kayak, your paddle and your personal flotation device.

The personal flotation device is mandatory. If you do not have one, it is possible to rent one on site. Consult the rates.


  • Show up at the Pavillon d'activités nautiques (parking area P5)
  • Have your daily ticket or season passport validated
  • Clean your equipment (protecting the ecosystems)
  • Have fun!

Users must follow the Beach's regulations.


The Pavillon des activités nautiques will be open during the next summer season. See you next year!

June 2023
  • Rentals and lake access:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Guided tour:10 a.m.
    Guided tour:11:15 a.m.
    Guided tour:12:30 p.m.
  • Closed
July 2023
  • Rentals and lake access:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Guided tour:10 a.m.
    Guided tour:11:15 a.m.
    Guided tour:12:30 p.m.
  • Closed
August 2023
  • Rentals and lake access:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Guided tour:10 a.m.
    Guided tour:11:15 a.m.
    Guided tour:12:30 p.m.
  • Closed
September 2023
  • Rentals and lake access:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Guided tour:10 a.m.
    Guided tour:11:15 a.m.
    Guided tour:12:30 p.m.
  • Closed

Last rental: 5 p.m.

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2023 Rates

Personal kayak - lake access

Daily $8.25
Season passport $47.15
  • Rates include taxes.
  • Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.


Canoe $22 / h
Pedal boat single $22 / h
Pedal boat double $33 / h
Kayak single $22 / h
Kayak double $33 / h

Guided tours

1 hour 30 minutes - Reservation required

3-13 years $39
14 years and over $49
  • The deposit of an identity card is necessary for any equipment rental.
  • No refund.
  • Taxes not included.
  • Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.

Discounts and promotions

  • $5 discount

    Get a $5 discount by combining a free swim admission (14 years and over) and a one-hour pedal boat or kayak rental. Buy your package online

    This discount applies to online purchases only and is offered daily in limited quantities.

Other activities

In addition to watercraft, you can practice a wide array of water-related activities at the Jean-Doré Beach:

SUP: lessons & yoga

Access to the lake with your personal SUP, introductory courses and yoga classes on stand up paddleboards as well as a complete equipment rental service available through the Pavillon des activités nautiques.

Schedule and details


Aquazilla is a unique 30-by-35 meters inflatable structure comprised of obstacles, slides and platforms for jumping into the water, and much more.

Schedule and details

Beach Volleyball

At the Jean-Doré Beach, play beach volleyball on one of our eight courts that meet the highest international standards!

Schedule and details

Open Water Swimming

Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a 300-metre long open water swimming course surrounded by nature, ideal for both competitive training and an introduction to this sport.

Schedule and details

Open swim

The Beach, with its golden sand and clear water, is the ideal place to lounge in the sun or take part in nautical activities with family and friends!

Schedule and details


Changing rooms and lockers

Located at the Chalet de la plage, the changing rooms allow you to take a shower and put on your bathing suit. Keep your personal belongings in a bag nearby or use the lockers available for this purpose: bring your padlock.

Food offer

While you are at Parc Jean-Drapeau, take time to grab a snack with family and friends at one of the many restauration areas located by our various facilities.


Free Wi-Fi et baby changing station.


  • The personal flotation device must be worn at all times in the boat.
  • Everyone must remain seated in the boat.
  • Swimming is prohibited in the area reserved for boats.
  • Boats are prohibited inside the swimming area.
  • Disposing of waste material in the water is prohibited.

Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the Jean-Doré Beach:

Jean-Doré Beach regulations

Friday, February 24, 2023, 185 KB

  • Anyone not complying with the regulations is subject to a warning. The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau reserves the right to eject anyone that does not obey the rules or warnings.
  • The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Day camps

Several packages are offered to day camps during the summer season.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are we allowed to bring our own alcoholic drinks to the Beach?

    No, bringing your own alcoholic drinks to the Beach is prohibited. Only alcoholic drinks sold at the bar-terrace are authorized. All containers, bags and coolers will be searched at the entrance to the Beach.

  • Is it allowed to smoke at the Beach?

    Under the Tobacco Control Act, smoking is prohibited at Jean-Doré Beach. People who wish to smoke must leave the Beach area and go to the designated zones.

  • What is the procedure if it's raining at the Beach?

    The decision on whether to open or close the Beach is made very early in the morning, based on the forecasts of weather conditions to come, and the decision is definitive. If the weather is uncertain, please contact us at 514 872-0199 before you leave for the Beach.

  • What happens if weather conditions worsen as the day goes along?

    If there is a light rain, the facility will remain open, but if it is stormy and thundering, the Beach will remain closed temporarily. If weather conditions don't improve, we reserve the right to close access to the water areas and safely accompany visitors to the exit.

  • Am I entitled to a refund if the Beach needs to be evacuated?

    If weather conditions force us to close the Beach during the day for safety reasons, every customer that has bought an admission ticket for the day will be reimbursed.

Consult the FAQ

Learn more

Pavillon des activités nautiques

For information on the activities and services offered at the Pavillon des activités nautiques, contact the Jean-Doré Beach team.

Éco Tours Montréal

To book your guided tour or to obtain more details concerning the rental of watercraft, do not hesitate to contact the Éco Tours Montréal team.


Watercraft access

The main entrance to the Beach is reserved for open swim.

For watercraft only, access is via the pavillon des activités nautiques located near the P5 parking lot.

Getting to Pavillon des activités nautiques

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Pavillon des activités nautiques 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: P5

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