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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 water activities pavilion 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 (water activities pavilion) 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

You can now use your own equipment at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The lake and lagoons are accessible to anyone who pay their right of access to the Jean-Doré Beach lake.

It's easy:

  • Show up at the Pavillon d'activités nautiques (parking area P5)
  • Have your daily ticket or season passport validated
  • Clean your equipment (protecting the ecosystems)
  • Have fun!

Users must follow the Beach's regulations.

Covid-19

Follow the recommendations of the Quebec public health and contact medical resources if you have symptoms related to Covid-19.

Last update : June 2, 2021

Schedule

The Pavillon des activités nautiques will be open at 11 a.m., on June 23, 2021. See you soon!

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2021 Rates

Personal SUP - lake access

Daily $7
Season passport $40

Rentals

Equipped SUP - 1 hour $25
Equipped SUP - additionnal hour $10
10 rentals of 1 hour session $200
Wetsuit $7

Lessons

Reservation required

Introduction to SUP $52,25
Introduction to SUP Yoga $56.90
Introduction to SUP Fitness $56.90
SUP Yoga Jala Flo $34.84
SUP Yoga Sunset Yin $34.84
Session SUP Yoga Jala Flo - 4 lessons $116,12
Session SUP Yoga Sunset Yin - 4 lessons $116,12
  • Prerequisites are required for some lessons.
  • Rates include taxes.
  • 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.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau: active transportation or subway!

Other activities

You can practice a wide array of water-related activities at the Jean-Doré Beach:


Services

Codiv-19: Reduced services

Changing rooms are closed

Take a shower and put on your bathing suit before your trip to Jean-Doré Beach.

Limited number of lockers

Bring your lock or keep your personal belongings in a bag nearby.


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.

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

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  • 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.

Getting to Pavillon des activités nautiques

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Pavillon des activités nautiques 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

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.

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 area: P5

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

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

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.

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  • Parking