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Bird watching

Things to do at the Parc

The complete english version will be available soon.

Set in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River, Parc Jean Drapeau is regarded as an outstanding place for birdwatching. For pure pleasure, many amateur birdwatchers travel around the Parc to identify and list the various bird species and take photos of them.

All year long visitors are invited to watch the diverse types of birds at the Parc by going along the many walking paths on Notre-Dame and Sainte-Hélène islands.

Photo credit: © Suzanne Labbé

Feeders

To make it easier for birdwatching, the Parc will be putting up feeders in the wooded areas near the Aquatic Complex, near the Pavillon de la Tunisie and at the end of parking P5 during the winter of 2021. You'll be able to observe chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers and many other species of birds. This activity is being done with the collaboration of the birdwatching organization l'association québécoise d'ornithologie QuébecOiseaux.

To learn more about the birds that can be seen at the feeders, download the following document:

Les oiseaux de mangeoires

Covid-19

If you have symptoms related to Covid-19, please stay home and get in touch with the available medical resources.

The visitors must follow health recommendations of the Public Health.

Also, wearing a mask or a face covering is mandatory inside the facilities (buildings and restrooms) and when social distancing is not possible.

Schedule

Friday, March 5, 2021

Trails:6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Rates

Free

A sustainable and responsible outdoors

To promote a healthy co-existence between the natural areas and the activities conducted at Parc Jean-Drapeau, the Parc urges users to respect the seven outdoor ethics principles recommended by Leave No Trace Canada.

Learn more

To obtain more details regarding the activity, available services or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact our staff.

Getting to au Parc Jean-Drapeau

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the 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

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

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: P2, P5, P9, P10

Parking passes are available for the P2. The annual parking pass can be purchased online.

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

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