Canoes, kayaks & pedal boats

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.

Procedure:

  • 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.

Covid-19

Information

Follow the recommendations of the Quebec public health and contact medical resources if you have symptoms related to Covid-19.

Since September 1st 2021

Vaccination Passport

  • Individual boat: the vaccination passport is not required
  • Boat - two people or more: the vaccination passport is required for persons 13 years of age and over.

More information

Last update : September 2, 2021

Schedule

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

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2021 Rates

Personal kayak - lake access

Daily $7
Season passport $40

Rentals

Regular Beach Discount *
Canoe $23 / h $16.10 / h
Pedal boat single $23 / h $16.10 / h
Pedal boat double $34.49 / h $24.14 / h
Kayak single $23 / h $16.10 / h
Kayak double $34.49 / h $24.14 / h
Personal flotation device (PFD)3 hours $12  

Guided tours

1 hour 30 minutes - Reservation required

3-13 years $40.24
14 years and over $51.74
  • * Beach Discount: discount offered to beach ticket holders.
  • No refund.
  • 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.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau: active transportation or subway!

Discounts and promotions

  • Tout le monde à l'eau!

    The package includes four activities to do during the summer season, including a kayak trip where you will discover the lagoons of Parc Jean-Drapeau accompanied by an expert.

    Save 40% on the cost of activities!

Other activities

You can practice a wide array of water-related activities at the Jean-Doré Beach:


Services

Covid-19: Reduced services

Changing rooms

The changing rooms are now open, you can take a shower and put on your bathing suit.

Limited number of lockers

Lockers in the changing rooms remain inaccessible. Lockers located outside are in limited quantity (bring your lock), it is best to keep your personal belongings in a bag nearby.


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.


Others

Free Wi-Fi et baby changing station.

Regulations

  • 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, May 14, 2021, 166 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.

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.

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.

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: P5

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.

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  • Walking
  • Parking