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Bike link and Route verte

Things to do at the Parc

The bike link is a safe, well-maintained marked trail of about 14 kms, reserved for bicycles. The bike path links Montréal, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Île des Soeurs and the South Shore municipalities: it is one of the rare spots where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

The bike link is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte, and it provides a wide vista of unique and spectacular views of the city's downtown area and the majestic Saint Lawrence River.

The bike link segment at Parc Jean-Drapeau is a place where nature, public art and heritage venues converge. There are many facilities along the bike link on the Saint-Hélène and Notre-Dame islands, such as an Information center, washrooms, picnic spots and even a service area.

216,203 crossings were recorded in 2018.


The bike link is closed during the winter season and will be open when conditions allow. See you soon!

December 2022
  • 6 a.m. to 10 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!

Saint-Lambert Locks

Despite the temporary closure of the Saint-Lambert locks footbridge for work, a bypass road is accessible to cyclists and allows transit between the South Shore and Montreal.

Bridge Status at the Saint-Lambert locks
(Montreal South Shore / Victoria Bridge)

Sainte-Catherine Locks

Please note that transit is not possible when a ship is passing through the Sainte-Catherine locks and since there may be a fairly long wait when a ship goes through the locks, we invite you to consult the following link to better plan your bike trip.

Bridge Status at the Sainte-Catherine locks
(Montreal South Shore / Sainte-Catherine Bridge and RécréoParc)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the bike link open in summer season only?

    The bike link is generally opened and maintained from April 15 to November 15. If favorable weather conditions allow for a longer opening period, the dates will be adjusted accordingly in the calendar.

Consult the FAQ

Learn more

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


Vélo Québec

Download a detailed map of Greater Montreal in PDF format and make your travels easier.

Route verte

Consult the interactive map of the Route Verte to familiarize yourself with the network of bike paths in Québec.

Trans Canada Trail

Discover the interactive map of the Trans Canada Trail and set off on an adventure on the longest cycling network in the world.

Getting to Bike link

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Bike Link 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: P2, P4, P5

Parking passes are available for the P2 and P4.

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