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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 eight 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.

Aquatic Complex regulations 166 KB

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

Monday, June 21, 2021

Lane swimming:6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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    Group 1:6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
    Group 2:8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Group 3:9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Group 4:11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Group 5:12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Group 6:2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Group 7:4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Group 8:5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Group 1:9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Group 2:11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Group 3:12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Group 4:2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Group 5:4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Group 6:5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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    Group 1:6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
    Group 2:8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Group 3:9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Group 4:11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Group 5:12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Group 6:2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Group 7:4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Group 8:5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Group 1:9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Group 2:11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Group 3:12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Group 4:2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Group 5:4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Group 6:5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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    Group 2:8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Group 3:9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Group 4:11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Group 5:12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Group 6:2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Group 7:4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Group 8:5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Group 1:9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Group 2:11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Group 3:12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Group 4:2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Group 5:4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Group 6:5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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    Group 2:8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Group 3:9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Group 4:11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Group 5:12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Group 6:2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Group 7:4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Group 8:5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Lane swimming:9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Group 1:9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Group 2:11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Group 3:12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Group 4:2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Group 5:4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Group 6:5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Open swimming schedule

2021 Rates

Lane swimming $5 / 1 h 30
  • 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.
  • Season passports are not available for the 2021 summer season.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau: active transportation or subway!


Buy your tickets online

When the weather is hot, there might not be any room at the Aquatic Complex! Before making the trip, we recommend that you purchase your tickets online to guarantee your access to the swimming lanes.

Virtual tour

Other activities

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


Services

Codiv-19: Reduced services

Changing rooms are closed

Take a shower and put on your bathing suit before your trip to Aquatic Complex.

Limited number of lockers

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

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

Aquatic Complex regulations

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 166 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.

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.

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 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

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.

  • Subway
    Station
  • Taxibus
    service
  • STM
    shuttle
  • River
    shuttle
  • Bike
    and BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking