Things to do at the Parc

Parc Jean-Drapeau is proud to be associated with Bonsound and Hublot51 to host the first edition of Contre-Courant, a series of intimate concerts performed on various bodies of water in the province of Québec, including Jean-Doré Beach.

Spectators are invited to attend the concerts while they are on their boats or watercrafts, for a unique and unforgettable experience, as they watch artists perform on a floating stage specially designed for the occasion.

Contre-Courant, which emerged from a desire to make a connection between nature, human beings and art, is an alternative streaming platform embracing an eco-responsible thought process to allow people to take back and promote natural environments while joining together in an intimate cultural experience that exists between the artist and public.



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 required

In order to participate in the event, the vaccination passport is required for persons 13 years of age and over.

Last update : September 2, 2021


September 1st 7 p.m.

Ariane Moffatt
Opener: Anachnid

September 2 7 p.m.

Safia Nolin
Opener: Kanen

September 3 7 p.m.

Lido Pimienta
Opener: Magi Merlin

September 4 7 p.m.

Dan Mangan
Opener: Clerel


To buy tickets, visit the official website.

  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau: active transportation or subway!


Check out the list of most frequently asked questions on the Contre-Courant website to find out all the pertinent details and get ready to enjoy a carefree experience.

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Plage Jean-Doré

For information on the activities and services offered at the Jean-Doré Beach, do not hesitate to contact us.


To obtain more details about the event, do not hesitate to contact the Contre-Courant team.

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.

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.


During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.


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.


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


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: P4

Parking passes are available for the 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 (ticket or OPUS card).


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


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
  • Taxibus
  • STM
  • River
  • Bike
    and BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking