Montreal Dragon Boat Challenge
More than 150 teams from Quebec, Ontario, Maritimes and the USA travel to Parc Jean-Drapeau's Olympic Basin to compete in the most important dragon boat event in Montreal.
The Montreal Dragon Boat Challenge is sanctioned by Dragon Boat Canada and will serve as an official qualifying round for the eligibility process for the Canadian Championship.
Notice / Covid-19 The " Montreal Dragon Boat Challenge " event will not take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau during the summer season 2021, see missiondragonboat.com for more information.
Getting to Olympic Basin
Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!
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.
Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.
777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.
Bike / BIXI
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 cycling 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.
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 (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).
Nearby parking area:
For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.