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Rock climbing wall

Things to do at the Parc

Parc Jean-Drapeau's rock climbing wall is a little-known and unique place in Montréal where you can do rock climbing outdoors. Climbers can do bouldering or top-rope climbing, as well practise movements and techniques such as positioning your hands and feet, traversing , rappelling, etc.

The reddish brown, 100-metre long and 8-to-12 metre high rock climbing wall is the result of previous excavations that have occurred and for which the stones have been used as construction material for the various buildings at the Parc (Lévis Tower, Aquatic Complex, Hélène de Champlain, etc.).

To enhance your safety, it is recommended you have someone with you and bring along a crash pad. The rock climbing wall facility is exclusively managed by the Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l'escalade (FQME).

Technical specifications

  • Site classification: naturally built wall
  • Type of climbing: top-rope climbing and bouldering
  • Direction: West and North
  • Approach: none
    (the P13 parking lot is situated at the foot of the wall and the path to get to the top is to the left of it)
  • Facilities:
    • Picnic table
    • Top-rope climbing anchors

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(French only)

Ice climbing wall

During the winter season, part of Parc Jean-Drapeau's climbing wall will be turned into an actual wall of ice, where climbers can do various techniques and indulge in their favourite activity while enjoying the Parc's snowy and charming landscape. The rock wall is maintained and watered regularly to ensure a nice layer of ice and a safe practice of the sport.

Climbers, here's your chance to embrace the joys of winter by discovering this one-of-a-kind spot in Montréal.

Introductory course

The Liberté Nord-Sud school offers climbing lessons to people wishing to learn the sport. Climbing equipment will be provided and an FQME accredited trainer will teach you the basic movements and safety instructions.

Details, rates and booking


Thursday, February 29, 2024

6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
January 2024
  • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
February 2024
  • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
March 2024
  • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
April 2024
  • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Climbing wall winter condition

The slope is not maintained mechanically.

Condition Good

Updated on February 27, 2024 at 9:22 a.m.

At all times

Climbers are responsible for determining whether the state of the climbing wall and the weather conditions are such that climbing can be done safely.


Access is reserved and free for members of the FQME. You can obtain a yearly or daily membership.



Hot chocolate, coffee, snacks and meals are offered at the Ste-Hélène Bistro-Terrasse. At the beginning of March, a special sugar shack menu will also be available to add a sweet touch to your visit.

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Toilets, which are located nearby, are accessible at all times.

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Information Center

The Parc's staff will be at the information centre during the winter season to answer all your questions.

Schedule and details

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it possible to get a parking pass?

    Yes, it is possible to obtain a monthly or annual parking pass for the P2, P4 and P7 at the Athletes' Quarters.

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Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the rock climbing wall:

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  • Anyone not complying with the regulations is subject to a warning. The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau reserves the right to eject anyone that does not obey the rules or warnings.
  • The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

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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.

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!

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.

STM shuttle

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

  • 767 (summer season only)
  • 768 (summer season only)
  • 777 (every day of the year)
    • Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
    • Casino de Montréal
    • Since June 19, 2023, the 777 bus line is extended to downtown Montreal.

To find out about STM shuttle routes and schedules, click here.


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.


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 area: P13

Taxibus service

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


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

Find out more about how it works and the STM transport fare accepted in taxibus service.

  • Subway
  • STM
  • River
  • Bike
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Taxibus