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Beach Volleyball

Things to do at the Parc Jean-Doré Beach

For users of Jean-Doré Beach, Parc Jean-Drapeau has eight beach volleyball courts available; the facilities boast an outstanding sandy surface and meet the highest international standards.

The sand is cleaned daily, at the same time as that of the Jean-Doré Beach, and the volleyball nets are always kept nicely taut. The courts, aligned in a north-south direction, are located between Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and a line of trees which provide a bit of shade at the end of the day.

Whether it's for 2-on-2 or 4-on-4 matches, come and work out and have some fun in the sun: What could be better than a friendly volleyball match and taking a dip in the water to freshen up between games!

  • Please note there is no rental of volleyballs on the site.

Schedule

The 2023 summer season is already over. See you next year!

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Upcoming Events

Quebec Open Water Championship

June 30, 2024

A competition where swimmers will compete in different events to win medals. The sporting event also serves as a selection for the Jeux du Québec. Details →

2023 Rates

The beach volleyball courts are accessible to anyone paying for their admission to Jean-Doré Beach.

Other activities

In addition to volleyball, you can practice a wide array of water-related activities at the Jean-Doré Beach:


Aquazilla

Aquazilla is a unique 30-by-35 meters inflatable structure comprised of obstacles, slides and platforms for jumping into the water, and much more.

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Canoes, kayaks & pedal boats

At Parc Jean-Drapeau, you can leisurely navigate between the Beach's swimming area and the Casino de Montréal, or you can discover the central part of Île Notre-Dame and the perimeter of the Floralies Gardens by taking the big loop around the lagoons.

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SUP: lessons & yoga

Access to the lake with your personal SUP, introductory courses and yoga classes on stand up paddleboards as well as a complete equipment rental service available through the Pavillon des activités nautiques.

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Open Water Swimming

Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a 300-metre long open water swimming course surrounded by nature, ideal for both competitive training and an introduction to this sport.

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Open swim

The Beach, with its golden sand and clear water, is the ideal place to lounge in the sun or take part in nautical activities with family and friends!

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Services

Changing rooms and lockers

Located at the Chalet de la plage, the changing rooms allow you to take a shower and put on your bathing suit. Keep your personal belongings in a bag nearby or use the lockers available for this purpose: bring your padlock.


Food offer

While you are at Parc Jean-Drapeau, take time to grab a snack with family and friends at one of the many restauration areas located by our various facilities.


Others

Free Wi-Fi et baby changing station.

Customers with functional limitations

Attendant

Upon presentation of the Companion Leisure Card (CAL) or the Access 2 Card, a free entrance is offered to the attendant.

Accessible facilities

At Jean-Doré Beach, a sidewalk circles the facilities and makes it easier for customers with reduced mobility to circulate between the parking lot, the entrance, the changing rooms, etc.

Universal accessibility

Regulations

Before visiting, please consult the regulations for the Jean-Doré Beach:

Jean-Doré Beach regulations

Friday, February 24, 2023, 185 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are we allowed to bring our own alcoholic drinks to the Beach?

    No, bringing your own alcoholic drinks to the Beach is prohibited. Only alcoholic drinks sold at the bar-terrace are authorized. All containers, bags and coolers will be searched at the entrance to the Beach.

  • Is it allowed to smoke at the Beach?

    Under the Tobacco Control Act, smoking is prohibited at Jean-Doré Beach. People who wish to smoke must leave the Beach area and go to the designated zones.

  • Are dogs allowed at the Parc?

    Dogs are permitted at the Parc in green spaces and on the trails provided they are kept on a leash. They are not allowed in the following Parc facilities and events:

    • Jean-Doré Beach
    • Aquatic Complex
    • Athletes' Quarters
    • Events: check with the promoter of the event if you have questions in this regard.
  • What is the procedure if it's raining at the Beach?

    The decision on whether to open or close the Beach is made very early in the morning, based on the forecasts of weather conditions to come, and the decision is definitive. If the weather is uncertain, please contact us at 514 872-0199 before you leave for the Beach.

  • What happens if weather conditions worsen as the day goes along?

    If there is a light rain, the facility will remain open, but if it is stormy and thundering, the Beach will remain closed temporarily. If weather conditions don't improve, we reserve the right to close access to the water areas and safely accompany visitors to the exit.

  • Am I entitled to a refund if the Beach needs to be evacuated?

    If weather conditions force us to close the Beach during the day for safety reasons, every customer that has bought an admission ticket for the day will be reimbursed.

Consult the FAQ

Customer Service

To obtain more details or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Mobility

Getting to Jean-Doré Beach

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Jean-Doré Beach at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

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

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

  • 767 (summer season only)
  • 768 (summer season only)
  • 777 (every day of the year)
    • Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
    • Casino de Montréal
    • Since June 19, 2023, the 777 bus line is extended to downtown Montreal.

To find out about STM shuttle routes and schedules, click here.

Bike

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.

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 area: P4

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare.

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

Find out more about how it works and the STM transport fare accepted in taxibus service.

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