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Things to do at the Parc Winter activities

Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a wealth of winter activities to allow citizens to enjoy their northern environment, without having to stray too far from urban centres. Rentals are available on site for anyone without their own equipment and wanting to try out a sport or just leisurely travel around.

The Patin Patin team, our partner this winter, is on hand near the skaters' trail to offer an array of top-notch equipment and services for an incomparable experience.



Follow the recommendations of the Quebec public health and contact medical resources if you have symptoms related to Covid-19.

Vaccination Passport not required

In order to participate in the activity, the vaccination passport is not required for persons 13 years of age and over.

Last update : January 17, 2022


Friday, January 28, 2022

January 2022
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed
February 2022
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed
March 2022
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed

2022 Rates

Complete cross-country ski set $22 / 2 h
Snowshoes $10 / 2 h
Skates $12.50 / 2 h
Fatbike $25 / 1 h
Snow scooter $10 / 1 h
Utility sled $10 / 1 h
Skater support - child $5 / 2 h
Protective helmet $5 / 2 h
Skate sharpening $8
Waxing Not available
  • Rates include taxes.
  • An identification card must be provided for any rental.
  • Additional fees may be applied in the event of a theft, breakage or equipment loss.
  • The signing of a waiver regarding the skills required and the risks related to the activity is required.

Discounts and promotions

  • Free

    Rental of snowshoes and cross-country ski set is free for children aged 5 to 17 residing on the Montréal island and accompanied by an adult user of the Parc.


Our partner, Patin Patin, offers the possibility of making the payment of your equipment rental online. This allows you to reserve a time block for a specific date to guarantee your rental in the event of exceptionally busy times.

All the details

Learn more

To obtain more details concerning equipment rental, do not hesitate to contact the Patin Patin staff.


Getting to the rental center

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Patin Patin rental center 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.


During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.


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.


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.

Nearby parking areas: P9, P10, P11

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).


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


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
  • Taxibus
  • STM
  • River
  • Bike
    and BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking