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Skaters' trail

Things to do at the Parc Winter activities

Skating is a great way to exercise, take in some fresh air and have an enjoyable time during the winter season.

At Parc Jean-Drapeau, an ice trail has been laid out so that fans of this activity can do their thing — and it's mere minutes from downtown Montréal. Offering a view of the river, this magical ice path is refrigerated and regularly maintained, thereby ensuring a memorable experience, especially after a small snowfall.

Come and spend some time open skating, by yourself or with your family, and get a glimpse of the setting sun, as it sinks behind the city's skyscrapers.

Dimensions: 3 by 426 metres (10 by 1,400 feet)

Natural ice rink

Annexed to the skaters' trail, the natural skating rink offers a large rectangular ice surface that will enhance the experience on the site. Although the natural ice rink won't be refrigerated, the ice will be maintained throughout the winter, despite the occasional whims of Mother Nature.

Dimensions: 36 by 18 metres (120 by 60 feet)

Slide and groove

This winter get ready to indulge in an immersive new experience at the Parc with its Slide and Groove Nights! The captivating beats of the DJs will enliven the skaters' path right up to the main walkway, transforming the park into a real nighttime playground, where dancing and sliding meld together under a starry sky.

The activity is over for the season

Tips and advice

Jean-Philippe Eyelom, a certified instructor who likes to teach and share his passion for skating, will be on the skaters' trail to offer tips and advices to those interested.

The activity is over for the season


Download the map to make the most of your visit at the parc Jean-Drapeau during your winter activities.

Map of winter facilities 1 MB
(French only)


Sunday, May 19, 2024


The ice rinks are closed for the rest of the season. See you next year!

January 2024
  • Ice rinks:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Rental:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ice rinks:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Rental:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Ice rinks:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
February 2024
  • Ice rinks:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Rental:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ice rinks:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Rental:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Ice rinks:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Closed
March 2024
  • Closed

Ice condition

Ice maintenance is done before 10 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. The skaters' trail and the natural ice rink will be maintained alternately in order to avoid a complete closure.

Skaters' trail

Condition Poor
Maintenance Not available

Updated on March 10, 2024 at 10:10 a.m.

Natural ice rink

Condition Poor
Maintenance Not available

Updated on March 10, 2024 at 10:10 a.m.





Several lockers are available to store your personal belongings during your favorite activity.

  • near the skaters' trail
  • near the natural ice rink

Bring your lock!

Equipment rental

Our partner Patin Patin offers a wide range of products and accessories for most of the activities taking place at the Parc.

Schedule and rates


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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Warming Refuge

This year, several warming areas located near the activities will be accessible every day:

  • Tent near the ice rinks: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Le Ste-Hélène Bistro-Terrasse: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Outdoor fire pit of the picnic shelter: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Playground's chalet: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Pavillon de la Tunisie: 6 a.m. to 20 p.m.

The Aquatic Complex will also be accessible on weekends and public holidays.


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.

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Learn more

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

150 ans du Parc

This year, Parc Jean-Drapeau is celebrating 150 years of spectacularly human history!

To celebrate this historic moment, the Parc is getting ready to unfurl a festive and diverse program to reflect our rich, exciting history. To everyone's delight, a series of special events and activities will be offered throughout the year, all in an unparalleled setting!


Getting to Skaters' trail

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Skaters' trail at 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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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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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 areas: P9, P10

Rates and parking areas

Taxibus service

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

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