Vibe to 150 years with us!

The future of the Parc

Société du parc Jean-Drapeau

In 2030, Parc Jean-Drapeau is the city's most emblematic park, as well as a sought-after international destination. It is recognized for the diversity and uniqueness of the individual and collective experiences it offers in relation to nature, landscapes, history, culture and sports. It is a laboratory for best practices in sustainable development, a celebration of its heritage, and a source of great pride for Montreal society and Quebec as a whole. It is a committed leader, focused on excellence and innovation, a federator of strategic partnerships and an active member of its community.

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This vision for the future, guided by Parc Jean-Drapeau's 2020-2030 Conservation, Design and Development Management Plan, is the result of in-depth work that has enabled us to look to the future, rethink the Parc's overall offer and seize all its assets.

Throughout the development of this Plan, the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD) placed great emphasis on consultation, involving representatives of civil society, Montreal municipal services, the Parc's Board of Directors and staff, insular partners, event organizers, sports federations and academics, all of whom were concerned about the Parc's future.

A Parc bigger than
the great outdoors

Over the next 10 years, the Parc and its partners are committed to bringing its rich cultural, natural and built heritage to the general public through the deployment of major rehabilitation and redevelopment projects for its spaces, infrastructures and buildings, as well as the protection of all its heritage for future generations.

Four major projects are at the heart of this endeavor:

  • Rehabilitation of the Pavillon Hélène-de-Champlain
  • Rehabilitation of the Place des Nations and Lac des Cygnes
  • Rehabilitation of the canal gardens
  • An immersive and innovative mobility experience

This transformation is in keeping with the immense potential of this large public urban park, and expresses SPJD's commitment to making a sustained contribution to the enhancement of its site, its facilities and its natural, cultural and built heritage.

Follow the progress of these projects.

A promising future

As it celebrates its 150th anniversary, Parc Jean-Drapeau is at a crucial point in its history, reinventing itself to meet the needs of our society and the expectations of Montrealers. Relying on open governance that stimulates commitment and collaboration, Montreal's largest island park is mobilizing to implement a series of actions aimed at achieving its ecological transition, enhancing its rich heritage, and creating vibrant, enriching experiences for its users.

Innovate to stand out, make an organizational shift, listen to citizens and offer distinctive experiences to users from here and abroad: these are the challenges we're taking up to make Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame one of the most emblematic parks on the international scene.

Parc Jean-Drapeau will become an indispensable place in Montréal through open and participative governance, a one-of-a-kind experience for citizens and a diversity of landscape that reflects the aspirations of Montrealers and the transitional needs of our society. How could it be otherwise for a great urban park in the 21st century?

Explore the Management Plan

The various chapters will provide an understanding of how the Plan development process unfolded, the issues and challenges that need to be met, the Parc's history and evolution, and the principles that will be the cornerstones for the management, involvement and the means to implement the organizational and spatial changes.

Full document

You can download a full copy of the Management Plan, which will allow you to check it offline and read through it without any interruption.

Management Plan 193 MB
(French only)


Consult the abridged version of the Management Plan to learn about the major orientations and to get all the details about the development, as well as the design and conservation plan.

Summary 21 MB
(French only)


Feel free to check the lexicon to familiarize yourself with some of the specialized words or expressions that are used in the Management Plan context.

Lexicon 336 KB
(French only)

Credits and acknowledgments

The production of Parc Jean-Drapeau's 2020-2030 Conservation, Design and Development Management Plan has ben made possible through the tireless efforts of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD) board of directors, the assistance of the SPJD management committee and the diligent work by the Parc Jean-Drapeau teams, architectural consultants, and consultants in the field of biology, sustainable development, lighting and engineering.

We extend a special thanks to the Montréal population and Parc Jean-Drapeau users who, during the public consultation conducted by the OCPM, generously contributed to this ambitious project designed to make Parc Jean-Drapeau a shared common asset, an exceptional place and an incomparable great urban park.

We cordially thank our various collaborators and everyone who engaged in this process.