The Olympic Basin extends over 2.2 kilometres in length; it is 110 metres wide and 2.5 metres deep. The Basin's unique installations and it's calm waters make it the pride of every rowing enthusiast.
The Basin's construction required the first major makeover of Île Notre-Dame. A part of the island was completely redeveloped so that buildings and related equipment and facilities could be built; these included:
Since 2018, the Olympic Basin has served as the venue for the Para Canoe National Training Centre, whose administrative offices are now housed in the Athletes' Quarters.
If you have symptoms related to Covid-19, please stay home and get in touch with the available medical resources.
Wearing a mask or a face covering is mandatory inside the facilities (buildings and restrooms) and when social distancing is not possible.
Saturday, August 15, 2020 Opened: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Auhust 22, 2020 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A 5 km, 10 km or 21.1 km run around the Olympic Basin where runners can practice their favorite sport and share their passion in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The "We Run Montreal" event is sanctioned by the Fédération québécoise d'athlétisme.
The Parc Jean-Drapeau is an ideal place to gather with your team or staff members in a natural setting and do team building activities.
(French only), Monday, April 6, 2020, 209 KBFact sheet - Olympic Basin and Athletes' quarters
(French only), Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 4 MB
Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the Olympic Basin.
Here are a few photos of the Olympic Basin, just to give you an overview of the facilities.
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To obtain more details regarding the Olympic Basin, available services or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact our staff.
To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Olympic Basin at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.
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!
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 2020 summer season.
Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.
Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.
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 (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).
Nearby parking area:
You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).
|June 25 to September 6|
|Monday to Sunday||6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.|