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Hypothermic Half Marathon

Things to do at the Parc

The hypothermic half-marathon is a 21.1-kilometre winter run that is simultaneously held in many North American cities. Not only is the event designed to promote the sport and healthy lifestyles, it also serves as a fundraiser for various causes.

The Montréal edition of the event is put on by the Running Room organization and the funds raised will go to the Tristan WilliaMS Foundation, in support of people with multiple sclerosis. Anyone wishing to take part in the run but lack a bit of training can sign up as a walker.

The event also provides a great opportunity to discover or rediscover Parc Jean-Drapeau, since the course will take you along various sectors of the park. On Île Sainte-Hélène, the route will bring you near the Aquatic Complex and also around the Espace 67. The Cosmos bridge will enable runners to cross the Saint Lawrence River and continue their run on Île Notre-Dame, where they'll go along the Olympic Basin, take Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and get a good look at the Floralies Gardens, the site of many magnificent public art works.


Schedule

February 16 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Learn more

To obtain more details concerning the race or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact the Hypothermic Half Marathon staff.

Getting to Aquatic Complex

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the event 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

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.

Nearby parking areas: P9, P10

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

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