Are you tired of training under the neon lights of your sports centre? Are you looking for a more dynamic and enjoyable space for your swimming training? Parc Jean-Drapeau offers an open water swimming course in the heart of nature, just a few minutes from downtown Montreal.
Whether you are an athlete or an occasional swimmer, the 300-meter-long course of Jean-Dore Beach is ideal for both competitive and recreational training.
The open water swimming course forms a triangle in which all three sides are 100 meters long and are delimited by buoys:
Open water swimming takes place on the lake at Jean-Doré Beach, so it's important that swimmers are able to do the crawl swim over a 300-metre stretch and are comfortable swimming in deep water. Also, we recommend that swimmers have a swimming buoy in open water. And, since the water can sometimes be cold at the beginning or at the end of the season, you should bring a wetsuit because there are no wetsuit rentals on site.
The 2020 summer season is already over...
Thank you to everyone, young and old, who came to swim and have fun at the Beach. See you next year!
|Regular||$38.25 / h|
|Non Profit Organization||$25 / h|
|National and Provincial Centres||$12.50 / h|
|14 years and over||$5 / h|
Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the Beach Jean-Doré.
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.
The decision on whether to open or close the Beach is made very early in the morning, based on the forecasts of weather conditions to come, and the decision is definitive. If the weather is uncertain, please contact us at 514 872-0199 before you leave for the Beach.
If there is a light rain, the facility will remain open, but if it is stormy and thundering, the Beach will remain closed temporarily. If weather conditions don't improve, we reserve the right to close access to the water areas and safely accompany visitors to the exit.
If weather conditions force us to close the Beach during the day for safety reasons, every customer that has bought an admission ticket for the day will be reimbursed.
To obtain more details or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact us.
To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Pavillon des activités nautiques 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.|