Here is a list of questions and answers most frequently asked by visitors at Parc Jean-Drapeau. If you have any additional questions or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service.
Yes, cigarette smoking is permitted at Parc Jean-Drapeau, except for certain areas.
Under the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act1, smoking is prohibited in Parc facilities, and it is also prohibited within a nine-metre perimeter around the doors and windows of any building.
Smoking is also prohibited within a nine-metre perimeter of outdoor areas operated as children's playgrounds, which includes the overall area of Jean-Doré Beach.
Many areas with ashtrays have been set up at the Parc. Out of respect for nature and Parc users, please do not leave your cigarette butts on the ground.
The rules pertaining to cannabis differ from those regarding the consumption of tobacco.
In the province of Québec, smoking or vaping cannabis in public areas, both indoors and outdoors, is prohibited. This consumption ban comprises the entire Parc Jean-Drapeau territory, including the public road.
Please note this legislation apples to the Parc at all times, even during the events organized by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau such as the Fêtes des neiges or Week-ends du monde, as well as any other event.
If you see any non-compliance with the regulations, please contact Parc Jean-Drapeau’s security department at 514 872-9999. The security department will take charge of communicating with the emergency services or the police, if required.
Dogs are permitted at the Parc in green spaces and on the trails provided they are kept on a leash. They are not allowed in the following Parc facilities and events:
Jean-Doré Beach, Aquatic Complex,
Athletes' Quarters, Tour de Lévis, La Toundra, Pavillon de la Jamaïque, Week-ends du monde,
Piknic Électronik, Osheaga Music Festival and Arts, ÎleSoniq et Heavy Montréal.
And certain other smaller events
Check with the promoter of the event if you have questions in this regard.
Île Sainte-Hélène is accessible every day from 6 a.m. until midnight. Île Notre-Dame is accessible every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Parc Jean-Drapeau allows fishing on some of its banks overlooking the Saint Lawrence River. Please note people that fish are subject to the Ministère de la chasse et de la pêche (region 8) regulations, and thus they must hold a valid permit.
And fishing is prohibited in the lakes, ponds and canals situated inside the Parc.
268 hectares comprising the two islands.
During the summer season, you can make withdrawals at the ATM machines in the following locations:
Usually, at the places where you pay, an Internac service is available. But the snack bar and river shuttle do not have this service.
The use of drones by individuals is strictly forbidden on the parc Jean-Drapeau site. For any professional drone request, please contact the Société Parc Jean-Drapeau's Center of Operations at 514 872-9999.
If you lost an item while visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau, please fill out the form.
Camping overnight at Parc Jean-Drapeau is prohibited.
Yes, the speed limit throughout Parc Jean-Drapeau is 30 km/h, even on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.
In compliance with the City of Montréal by-law, motorcycle traffic is prohibited at all times on all Île Notre-Dame roadways.
However, it is permitted on Île Sainte-Hélène, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., if the entry and exit is done by the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.
Yes, our parking areas can accommodate a "camper van or any recreational vehicule" but the it cannot remain there overnight.
No, the golf carts you see on the grounds are for the use of Parc Jean-Drapeau employees.
Use of propane BBQ's is permitted in the picnic areas only. Use of charcoal BBQ's is prohibited.
With Customer Service in the Contact us sections.
In summer, at one of the information centres: near the Cosmos walkway on Île Notre-Dame or near the subway station on Île Sainte-Hélène.
Yes, the race track is shared by cyclists, pedestrians, inline skates enthusiasts and motorists.
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.
The 767 shuttle bus in the summer season only. Routes and schedules.
Yes, please consult the Boat Rentals page.
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.
All dogs are allowed at the Parc, except at the Beach, the Aquatic Complex and the Athletes' Quarters, provided they are kept on a leash.
Yes, please consult the Venues page.