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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. 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)

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)


The skaters trail is closed for the rest of the season. See you next year!

January 2023
  • Trail:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Services:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Trail:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Services:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Trail:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Closed
February 2023
  • Trail:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Services:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Trail:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Services:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Trail:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
March 2023
  • Trail:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Services:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Trail:10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Services:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Closed


  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau: active transportation or subway!



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

Rental of skates and sharpening service are available on site.

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.

Learn more

Warming Refuge

The indoor area of the Aquatic Complex will be open to provide winter sports enthusiasts with a place to warm up and have something to eat.


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

Schedule, geolocation and more

Information Center

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

Schedule and details


A sustainable and responsible outdoors

Discover the outdoor ethics principles that allow healthy co-existence between the natural areas and activities.

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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.


Skaters' trail regulations

(French only), Friday, December 16, 2022, 20 KB

  • 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.


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.

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!

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

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

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 areas: P9, P10

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).


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


You need to reserve 30 minutes beforehand whenever you want to use this service : 514 273-6331 or online form

Taxibus stops

Métro Jean-Drapeau, Athletes' Quarters, La Ronde, Espace Paddock, Pavillon du Canada, Pavillon des Services and Pavillon de la Tunisie.

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

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