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Jean-Doré Beach Regulations

Things to do at the Parc Jean-Doré Beach

Jean-Doré Beach

  1. The maximum capacity of the Beach confines is 3,000 people.
  2. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied and monitored at all times by a person aged 16 or over, wearing his/her swim suit, in the swimming area, based on the ratio below:
    0-24 months 1 adult / 1 child
    25 months to 7 years 1 adult / 3 children
  3. A proper bathing suit must be worn (babies must wear a swim diaper).
  4. Spitting, urinating or blowing your nose in the beach is prohibited.
  5. Safety belts and personal flotation devices are recommended for people who don't know how to swim.
  6. Only safety belts (dorsal ball or hippo belt) and personal flotation devices (PFD) are permitted.
  7. Civil and safe conduct is required at all times in the Beach confines.
  8. Diving head-first and climbing on the shoulders of another person is prohibited.
  9. Flippers, snorkels, inflatable games or other flotation objects are prohibited.
  10. Filtration backwash areas must remain free of swimmers at all times.
  11. Users must stay within the marked-off swimming areas.
  12. Balls and Frisbees are only allowed in the green-space areas.
  13. Beach chairs and umbrellas are only allowed on the grassy sector.
  14. No rolling stock (bicycle, skateboard, skates) is permitted in the Beach confines.
  15. The smoking ban applies in every area.
  16. The use of barbecues on the site is prohibited.
  17. No alcoholic drinks may be brought into the confines of the Beach.
  18. Glass containers are prohibited; plastic bottles are permitted.
  19. No music device, except for walkmans, is allowed within the Beach confines.
  20. Pets, including those kept on a leash, are not allowed.
  21. Canoeing and fishing in the swimming area are prohibited.

Open water swimming

  1. Open water swimming is reserved for people aged 14 and over.
  2. A lifeguard on duty must be notified before you go into the open water area.
  3. The traffic flow must be obeyed at all times.
  4. Hanging on to the buoys is not permitted.
  5. Any incident leading to material or physical damage must immediately be reported to SPJD staff, which will take charge of applying the appropriate measures.

Customer Service

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

Getting to Jean-Doré Beach

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Jean-Doré Beach 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 2020 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 (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Nearby parking area:
P4

Rates and other 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

June 25 to September 6
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