- The maximum capacity of the Beach confines is 3,000 people.
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
- A proper bathing suit must be worn (babies must wear a swim diaper).
- Spitting, urinating or blowing your nose in the beach is prohibited.
- Safety belts and personal flotation devices are recommended for people who don't know how to swim.
- Only safety belts (dorsal ball or hippo belt) and personal flotation devices (PFD) are permitted.
- Civil and safe conduct is required at all times in the Beach confines.
- Diving head-first and climbing on the shoulders of another person is prohibited.
- Flippers, snorkels, inflatable games or other flotation objects are prohibited.
- Filtration backwash areas must remain free of swimmers at all times.
- Users must stay within the marked-off swimming areas.
- Balls and Frisbees are only allowed in the green-space areas.
- Beach chairs and umbrellas are only allowed on the grassy sector.
- No rolling stock (bicycle, skateboard, skates) is permitted in the Beach confines.
- The smoking ban applies in every area.
- The use of barbecues on the site is prohibited.
- No alcoholic drinks may be brought into the confines of the Beach.
- Glass containers are prohibited; plastic bottles are permitted.
- No music device, except for walkmans, is allowed within the Beach confines.
- Pets, including those kept on a leash, are not allowed.
- Canoeing and fishing in the swimming area are prohibited.
Open water swimming
- Open water swimming is reserved for people aged 14 and over.
- A lifeguard on duty must be notified before you go into the open water area.
- The traffic flow must be obeyed at all times.
- Hanging on to the buoys is not permitted.
- Any incident leading to material or physical damage must immediately be reported to SPJD staff, which will take charge of applying the appropriate measures.
Getting to Jean-Doré Beach
Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located 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.
777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.
Bike / BIXI
From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.
From the South Shore: take the Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.
BIXI : 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).
Covid-19 - In order to comply with the instructions of the City of Montréal in connection with public health directives, no parking is currently accessible to the general public.
For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.