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Picnic

Things to do at the Parc

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Take a break from your hiking trek, guided tour or after your sports activity at Parc Jean-Drapeau to have a meal or snack in the great outdoors.

Whether it's a picnic lunch on the grounds near the Jean-Doré Beach lake or at one of the many tables tucked away in the gardens, the Parc is a fantasy spot for any outing, either by yourself or with a companion.

Parc Jean-Drapeau is teeming with places that will astound you by the diversity of their flora, vantage points overlooking the lakes or river, and their overall tranquility. Head off on an adventure of discovery of the two islands that compose the Parc and find your next peaceful oasis.

Alcoholic beverages

You are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages with a meal while seated at a picnic table.

Barbecue

The use of a propane BBQ is permitted solely on the picnic tables. Charcoal cooking devices are not permitted.

Picnic tables

More than 150 picnic tables are available at the Parc, including 30 which are wheelchair adapted. They can be found in the Floralies Gardens, Espace 67, near the Aquatic Complex and the Biosphère.

La Roseraie

Profiter du nouveau mobilier urbain aménagé à la Roseraie, le jardin du Hélène-de-Champlain, afin de pique-niquer en famille ou entre amis dans un lieu hors du commun. Afin de bonifier l’expérience, plusieurs jeux classiques et activités sont offerts gratuitement les samedis et dimanches de la saison estivale.

Schedule

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

6 a.m. to 11 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.

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Restrooms

Parc Jean-Drapeau users have access to many safe and clean washrooms outside the sports, museum and entertainment facilities. The restroom facilities are located in key areas of Parc Jean-Drapeau, near activities and events, and some of these facilities are accessible year-round.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can we have a barbecue at the Parc?

    The use of a propane BBQ is permitted solely on the picnic tables. Charcoal cooking devices are not permitted.

  • Are you allowed to consume alcohol at the Parc?

    Yes, you can drink alcoholic beverages with a meal while seated at a picnic table.

  • Is smoking or vaping permitted at the Parc?

    Yes, cigarette smoking is permitted at Parc Jean-Drapeau, except for certain areas.

    Under the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act1, smoking is prohibited in Parc facilities, and it is also prohibited within a nine-metre perimeter around the doors and windows of any building.

    Smoking is also prohibited within a nine-metre perimeter of outdoor areas operated as children's playgrounds, which includes the overall area of Jean-Doré Beach.

    Many areas with ashtrays have been set up at the Parc. Out of respect for nature and Parc users, please do not leave your cigarette butts on the ground.

  • Is smoking or vaping cannabis permitted at the Parc?

    The rules pertaining to cannabis differ from those regarding the consumption of tobacco.

    In the province of Québec, smoking or vaping cannabis in public areas, both indoors and outdoors, is prohibited. This consumption ban comprises the entire Parc Jean-Drapeau territory, including the public road.

    Please note this legislation apples to the Parc at all times, even during the events.

    If you see any non-compliance with the regulations, please contact Parc Jean-Drapeau's security department at 514 872-9999. The security department will take charge of communicating with the emergency services or the police, if required.

    Cannabis Regulation - Montréal

  • Are dogs allowed at the Parc?

    Dogs are permitted at the Parc in green spaces and on the trails provided they are kept on a leash. They are not allowed in the following Parc facilities and events:

    • Jean-Doré Beach
    • Aquatic Complex
    • Athletes' Quarters
    • Events: check with the promoter of the event if you have questions in this regard.

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To obtain more details or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact our staff.

Mobility

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.

Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station on the Line 4 — Yellow 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!

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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.

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STM shuttle

Three STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

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Bike

The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike: simply take the bike paths of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Concorde Bridge or the Bike link.

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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, P4, P5, P7, P9, P10, P13, P15

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Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare.

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    Station
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    shuttle
  • River
    shuttle
  • Bike
  • Walking
  • Parking
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