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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 path 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 path 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.

Schedule

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Opened: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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  • The Bike Link is officially 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.

How to get there from Montréal:

  1. Lachine Canal bike path near the Old Port of Montréal.
  2. Pierre-Dupuy Avenue bike path.
  3. Concorde Bridge bike path.
  4. Parc Jean-Drapeau bike path.

How to get there from the South Shore:

  1. Saint-Lambert locks cycle path.
  2. Sainte-Catherine locks cycle path.
  3. Samuel De Champlain Bridge multipurpose Path.
  4. Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose Path.
  5. Bike in the subway.

Saint-Lambert Locks

6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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 (Bridge 3)

Sainte-Catherine Locks

6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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 (Bridge 5)

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.

Getting to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

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!

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 areas:
P2, P4, P5

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

June 25 to September 6
Monday to Sunday 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.

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  • Parking