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Rock climbing wall Regulations

Things to do at the Parc Rock climbing wall

Conditions for usage

Parc Jean-Drapeau's rock climbing wall is managed in collaboration with the Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l'escalade (FQME). Use of the climbing wall is based on the following conditions:

  • You must be a member of the FQME or have a valid daily membership;
  • You must obey the FQME's safety regulations in compliance with the sports safety law;
  • You must preserve the environment and respect other users, which means no removing of blocks or installing permanent anchors without the approval of the FQME, the regional club or the site's local committee;
  • You must be an organizational member of the FQME or comply with the conditions stipulated by the FQME and its partners to be allowed to oversee a climbing activity on this site.

Accepting the risks

Climbing and activities that involve heights and a natural setting entail risks which can cause material or other losses, injuries or death. By going on to the site, you accept the inherent risks and responsibilities that may occur while you are conducting your activities.

Any assistance or advice you receive does not personally exempt you from assessing the potential risks to which you could be exposed. You are responsible for your actions and decisions, including the use of individual protective equipment.

Before venturing on to the wall, you need to realize that climbing and activities which involve heights and a natural setting are done on rough terrain, in remote, limited-access areas. If you are in need, it may happen that communication, rescue operations and medical assistance that have been set up and administrated might take longer than usual to be carried out. For any emergency, please immediately contact the Parc's security department at 514 872-9999.


For your safety, please make sure you...

  • Select a route that is compatible with your technical ability;
  • Obtain proper knowledge by taking a course given by a qualified person;
  • Have safe equipment;
  • Are in good health and in good physical and psychological condition;
  • Have favourable weather conditions.

Learn more

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

Getting to Rock climbing wall

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Rock climbing wall 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:
P13

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

September 3 to June 23
Monday to Friday 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