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 Great 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.

From Montréal:

From the South Shore:

Covid-19

Information

Follow the recommendations of the Quebec public health and contact medical resources if you have symptoms related to Covid-19.

Since September 1st 2021

Vaccination Passport not required

In order to participate in the activity, the vaccination passport is not required for persons 13 years of age and over.

More information

Last update : September 2, 2021

Schedule

Monday, September 20, 2021

6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Rates

Free
  • 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.

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 2021 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

Several sectors of Parc Jean-Drapeau are part of the Great Trail and the Route verte. The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

Furthermore, a network of multiuse trails run along île Sainte-Hélène, providing a link-up to the various access routes to the facilities, installations and services.

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.

Nearby parking areas: P2, P4, P5

Parking passes are available for the P2 and P4. The annual parking pass can be purchased online.

Rates and 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

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

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.

  • Subway
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  • Bike
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  • Walking
  • Parking