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Things to do at the Parc Jean-Doré Beach

During the summer season, Écorécréo is set up at the Jean-Doré Beach water activities Pavilion and provide clientele with a range of watercraft rentals, including:

  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Pedal boats

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 at the Beach.


Guided tours

Covid-19 - Guided tours of Jean-Doré Beach lake and in the lagoons will not take place during the summer season 2020.

Schedule 2020

The 2020 summer season is already over...

Thank you to everyone, young and old, who came to swim and have fun at the Beach. See you next year!

2020 Rates

Regular Beach Discount *
Canoe $15 / h $12 / h
Pedal boat single $15 / h $12 / h
Pedal boat double $25 / h $20 / h
Kayak single $15 / h $12 / h
Kayak double $25 / h $20 / h
  • No refund.
  • Taxes not included.
  • * Beach Discount: discount offered to beach ticket holders.
  • Only credit or debit card payments are accepted.
  • Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.

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 also consult the regulations for the Beach Jean-Doré.

  • 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.

Group reservation

Covid-19 - Due to reduced accommodation capacity of the Jean-Doré Beach, it will not be possible to make Day Camps reservations during the 2020 season.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use my own canoe, kayak or pedal boat?

    For safety purposes, users must use the water crafts provided by the concessionaires on site.

  • 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.

List of questions and answers most frequently asked by visitors.

Learn more

To obtain more details regarding the watercrafts, available services or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact the Éco Tours Montréal staff.

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 2020 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

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

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 (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Nearby parking area:
P5

Rates and other 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

June 25 to September 6
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