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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

It will not be possible to use your own equipment this year due to the modernization work on the Pavillon des activités nautiques which limits access to the lake and lagoons.

This option will return in 2025.

Schedule

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Rentals:Closed

The activity will be available at 10 a.m., on June 22, 2024. See you soon!

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Last rental: 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada

June 7-9, 2024

A must-see international event, the Grand Prix du Canada takes place on Parc Jean-Drapeau's Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Plenty of thrills assured for F1 fans! Details →

Quebec Open Water Championship

June 30, 2024

A competition where swimmers will compete in different events to win medals. The sporting event also serves as a selection for the Jeux du Québec. Details →

2023 Rates

Personal kayak - lake access

Daily Not available
Season passport Not available

Rentals

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.

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

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

Services

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.


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 231 KB
(French only)

  • 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.

Mobility

Access via the main entrance to the Beach
(Parking P4)

Due to modernization work, access to the Pavillon des activités nautiques or the Beach via parking lot P5 will not be possible during the 2024 summer season.

The activities will be maintained but accessible only from the main entrance to the Beach where users will also have to pay admission fees.

Mobility

Pavillon des activités nautiques not accessible: access via the main entrance to the Beach

Details and directions

Getting to Jean-Doré Beach

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Jean-Doré Beach at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station on the Line 4 — Yellow 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!

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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.

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STM shuttle

Three STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

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Bike

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.

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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: P4

Rates and parking areas

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare.

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  • Subway
    Station
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    shuttle
  • River
    shuttle
  • Bike
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Taxibus
    service