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La Guinguette

Things to do at the Parc

An outdoor refreshment area
at Parc Jean-Drapeau

Like a summer seaside resort, Parc Jean-Drapeau's La Guinguette invites citizens to reclaim the banks of the Saint Lawrence River in a new and colourful facility: dining tables, long chairs, a stage to accommodate outdoor shows and lighting that creates a fabulous evening ambiance.

Visitors can enjoy the many amenities which have been set up nearby: ping-pong tables, temporary swings alongside the river and green spaces for having a picnic, all in a charming water-side setting, with an incredible view of the vista of downtown Montréal.

With the vegan restaurant set up at La Guinguette, you can treat yourself to some unique food fare at Parc Jean-Drapeau, an offering that includes burgers, tapas, churros and waffles.

This people-friendly place is the perfect meeting spot for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts and families.

  • The river shuttle dock area will be turned into a public space as of June 19.


Parc Jean-Drapeau's La Guinguette is developing a program which features recreation, food and cultural activities that are inclusive as well as entertaining.

More to come...


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


The schedule will be announced shortly...


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

A sustainable and responsible outdoors

To promote a healthy co-existence between the natural areas and the activities conducted at Parc Jean-Drapeau, the Parc urges users to respect the seven outdoor ethics principles recommended by Leave No Trace Canada.

Learn more

To obtain more details regarding the activity, available services or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact our staff.

Getting to Guinguette

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the activity 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 areas: P7, P9, P10

Parking passes are available for the P7. The annual parking pass can be purchased online.

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