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SUP: lessons & yoga

Things to do at the Parc Jean-Doré Beach

Stand-up paddleboarding, more commonly known by the acronym SUP, is a fun and accessible water sport which is growingly popular in the province of Québec because of its many lakes and rivers.

Because of the board's stability, many sports and health enthusiasts take advantage of their paddleboarding efforts to do yoga, exercises and even meditation while they're on the water.

In the Montréal area, Parc Jean-Drapeau is the ideal spot to enjoy paddleboard activities. You can head out and explore not only the placid lake waters of Jean-Doré Beach, but also in the loop of lagoons that go around the Floralies Gardens.

The Pavillon des activités nautiques has a spacious dock, where you can easily set out on your trek and safely enjoy a memorable outing amid nature.

KSF team

The KSF team is composed of avid water-sports practitioners who are also highly regarded professionals and pioneers of stand-up paddleboarding in Québec. These people are on site at the Pavillon d'activités nautiques during the summer season for a complete range of equipment rentals: board, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD), etc.


Lessons

The KSF experts also offer an array of SUP, yoga and physical training lessons, for beginners as well as more experienced individuals. Reservation required.

Go exploring with your SUP

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

Monday, April 15, 2024

Rentals and lessons: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 SUP - lake access

Daily Not available
Season passport Not available

Rentals

Equipped SUP - 1 hour $25
Equipped SUP - 1 additionnal hour $10
Rentals session - 10 × 1 hour $200
Short wetsuit $12
Personal flotation device (PFD)3 hours $12

Lessons

Reservation required

Introduction to SUP - 2 hours $56,90
Advanced SUP - 2 hours $56,90
Introduction to SUP Yoga - 2 hours $56.90
SUP Yoga Jala Flo - 1 hour 15 minute $34.84
SUP Yoga Sunset Yin - 1 hour 15 minute $34.84
Session SUP Yoga Jala Flo - 4 × 1 hour 15 minutes $116,12
Session SUP Yoga Sunset Yin - 4 × 1 hour 15 minutes $116,12
  • The deposit of an identity card is necessary for any equipment rental.
  • Prerequisites are required for some lessons.
  • Taxes not included.
  • KSF rates include taxes and 1% for the planet.
  • Rates shown are per person.
  • 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 stand up paddleboards, you can practice a wide array of water-related activities at the Jean-Doré Beach:

Canoes, kayaks & pedal boats

At Parc Jean-Drapeau, 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.

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 Pavillon des activités nautiques, 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 on the SUP.
  • SUP are prohibited inside the swimming area.
  • Swimming is prohibited in the area reserved for boats.
  • Disposing of waste material in the water is prohibited.

Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the Jean-Doré Beach:

Jean-Doré Beach regulations 185 KB

  • 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.

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.

Équipe KSF

To book your lesson or to obtain more details concerning full equipment rental, do not hesitate to contact the KSF staff.

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.

Paddleboard and watercraft 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!

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.

STM shuttle

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

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.

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

Taxibus service

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

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