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Lane Swimming

Things to do at the Parc Aquatic Complex

Along with being a lot of fun, swimming is a sport which enables you to do some full physical training and is beneficial for both the mind and body.

Because of swimming's wide popularity, there are now four swimming lanes set up in the recreational pool at the Aquatic Complex. The general public is invited to come over and train any time of the day, and every day throughout the summer season. And, from Monday through Friday, the swimming lanes are accessible very early in the morning, even before open-swimming time.

Whether it's for fine-tuning your swimming techniques, part of a personal training regimen or simply for the fun of it, the recreational pool at the Aquatic Complex is a source of satisfaction for swimmers and people interested in their health and well-being.

Brief lane swimming guide

  1. Maximum of 12 people per lane.
  2. Select the swimming lane that relates to your calibre (slow, medium or fast).
  3. Always swim on the right-hand side of the lane.
  4. Pass on the left-hand side.
    Lightly tap the foot of the swimmer ahead of you to indicate you want to pass. This swimmer must maintain his or her pace, without speeding up, and move to the right. If the passing occurs at the end of the lane, the person passing has priority for the turn.
  5. When stopping, always leave the middle of the lane ends open to allow for turnings.
  6. Show courtesy to the other swimmers and reassess whether the lane you have selected is the proper one.

Prevention and safety

The Parc Jean-Drapeau team provides its clientele with a pleasant and safe swimming experience. Because the collaboration of everyone is essential, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the various rules and regulations in force our facilities.

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Lane swimming at the Aquatic Complex will be offered during the next summer season. See you soon!

May 2023
  • Lane swimming:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Morning:6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Evening:4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Closed
June 2023
  • Lane swimming:6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Morning:6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Evening:4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
July 2023
  • Lane swimming:6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Closed
August 2023
  • Lane swimming:6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed
September 2023
  • Lane swimming:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed
October 2023
  • Closed
November 2023
  • Closed
December 2023
  • Closed

Upcoming Events

There is currently no event

2023 Rates


Lane swimming $6.70

Season passport

14 years and over $90
Replacing a lost season passport $10
  • Rates include taxes.
  • Rates shown are per person.
  • Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
  • The lane swimming rates does not include access to open swim.
  • There are no ticket refunds or exchanges, except in the case of the closure of the Aquatic Complex by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.

Virtual tour

Other activities

In addition to lane swimming, you can practice a wide array of water-related activities at the Aquatic Complex:

Open swimming

Parc Jean-Drapeau has one of the finest outdoor aquatic complexes in Canada! The gradual-slope recreational pool is perfect for swimming and playing in the water.

Open swimming schedule

Water games

Accessible to all, the water play area enables everyone to get refreshed in an enjoyable, pleasant and safe manner.

Free with an open swim admission

Family Sundays

Children can cool off and expend some of their boundless energy during the Family Sundays event at the Aquatic Complex, when youngsters can go on a floating inflatable structure which turns into a fun-filled obstacle course.

The activity is over for the season

Free with an open swim admission

Diving boards

During this time span, the springboards are accessible by swimmers who want to practise diving techniques and have fun.

The activity is over for the season

Free with an open swim admission

Aqua Zumba

To stay physically fit and promote a healthy lifestyle, aqua aerobic classes are offered free of charge every Friday throughout the summer. The classes are conducted in the recreation pool.

The activity is over for the season

Free with an open swim admission


Changing rooms and lockers

Located at the Aquatic Complex, 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.


Free Wi-Fi et baby changing station.

Customers with functional limitations


Upon presentation of the Companion Leisure Card (CAL) or the Access 2 Card, a free entrance is offered to the attendant.

Accessible facilities

A nearby parking lot with places reserved for clientele with reduced mobility provides safe and easy access to the Aquatic Complex reception area. And, there is an elevator on the premises to get to other floors where the locker rooms, adapted washroom facilities and the pools are.

Universal accessibility


Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the Aquatic Complex:

Aquatic Complex regulations

Friday, February 24, 2023, 174 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

  • Is it possible to get lane swimming tickets on the online store?

    It is currently not possible to buy lane swimming tickets on the online store, you must get them on your next visit to the Aquatic Complex. However, the lane swimming season passport is available online.

Consult the FAQ

Customer Service

To obtain more details or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact us.


Getting to Aquatic Complex

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Aquatic Complex at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

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!

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.

STM shuttle

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

  • 767 (summer season only)
  • 768 (summer season only)
  • 777 (every day of the year)
    • Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
    • Casino de Montréal
    • Since June 19, 2023, the 777 bus line is extended to downtown Montreal.

To find out about STM shuttle routes and schedules, click here.


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.


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: P9, P10

Taxibus service

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


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
  • Subway
  • STM
  • River
  • Bike
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Taxibus