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Schedule and activities at the Pavillon des activités nautiques

The Pavillon des activités nautiques is getting a fresh new look!

Société du parc Jean-Drapeau Building and development projects

A historic, multi-purpose facility, the building is currently being used as a reception centre for watercraft activities at Jean-Doré Beach (open-water swimming and light watercraft rentals) and it requires an upgrading that will benefit the entire summer community.

A bit of history

1965 Creation of île Notre-Dame
1967 Construction of the "information and guidance centre" for Expo 67
1976 to 1988 Conversion of the building into a sailing school for the Olympic Games' period
1988 Demolition of the pavilion
1989 and 1990 Construction of the Parc's beach (which is what the current Pavillon des activités nautiques was known as)
2023 and 2024 Renovation of the pavilion

Rehabilitation work

Restoration of the Pavillon des activités nautiques has to be done to improve the conformity, sustainability and accessibility of the building, thereby ensuring an enhanced visitor experience by:

  • a more comfortable reception hall
  • changing rooms that are universally accessible
  • a more people-friendly multi-purpose hall
  • a renovated terrace overlooking the lake at Jean-Doré Beach

Features and components of the sector

Redevelopment of the park-beach will result in maintaining the spirit of the area, which celebrates the experience of the Laurentians landscape and highlights spacious grasslands crisscrossed by wide trails. Bringing exposure to the landscape will enable a discovery of the falls and preserve the area's natural charm.


November 2023 to december 2024
  • Restoration of the building's envelope to enhance the building's longevity.
  • Best possible development of the entrance hall, changing rooms, multi-purpose hall and administration offices to provide proper service space for visitors as well as event organizers.
  • Integration of indigenous works by Wendake crafts people into the inside of the building.
  • Universal accessibility and integrating the development into the heritage context.

Budget $6.7 million
Status In progress

Due to modernization work, access to the Pavillon des activités nautiques or the Beach via parking lot P5 will not be possible during the 2024 summer season.

The activities will be maintained but accessible only from the main entrance to the Beach where users will also have to pay admission fees.

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


Getting to Pavillon des activités nautiques

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

Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station on the Line 4 — Yellow 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!

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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.

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STM shuttle

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

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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.

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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 area: P5

Rates and parking areas

Taxibus service

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

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  • Subway
  • STM
  • River
  • Bike
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Taxibus