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Parc Jean-Drapeau

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Address: 1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-872-6120
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

A jewel nestling in the St. Lawrence River, Parc Jean-Drapeau is without...

A jewel nestling in the St. Lawrence River, Parc Jean-Drapeau is without doubt one of Montreal most precious assets and a one-of-a-kind place in Canada.

Discover this riche urban park spread amongst Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame islands and enjoy outdoor activities including kilometres of cycling paths, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, public art, colourful gardens and walking trails that provide an amazing view of downtown Montréal. The park is also home to partners like the Casino de Montréal, La Ronde, Stewart Museum, the Biosphere and environment museum.

Heir of Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympic Games, Parc Jean-Drapeau continues to inspire million of visitors annually by the quality of its facilities including its rental venues and diversified programming, both cultural (Osheaga, Heavy Montreal, Piknic Electronik, winter festival, etc.) and sports (F1 Canadian Grand Prix, dragon boat races, etc.).

Due to the development of a new and modern natural amphitheatre, construction works are currently underway in the southern sector of St. Helens’ Island restricting access to certain activity and mobility around the park. The use of public transportation to get to the Parc Jean-Drapeau is strongly suggested. Visit our website to plan your visit and learn more about how to get to each attraction.

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The site of the 1967 world expo transform in a parc that was the host of the world floralies the island is the host of the grand prix on the Jaques Villeneuve track, have a vast... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a nice time doing some hiking and walking around, but that was pretty much it. I visited in early April, so many outdoor attractions weren't open for the season yet. I was also disappointed that the day I visited, the Biosphere was closed. Probably would have been a better visit if we got to actually see the energy museum... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site of the 1967 world expo transform in a parc that was the host of the world floralies the island is the host of the grand prix on the Jaques Villeneuve track, have a vast island parc

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Brisbane, Australia
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to have a look at the attractions on the island. It was nice park but wasn't special. I'm not sure if this was because it was winter. It felt a little bit grubby. I would like to see this in summer to see if it would be better.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

One of the best hangout arranged by govt of Montreal in the winters. They have Zip lining, Tube sliding, Dog sledge and other activities during the winter festival. One of the best attraction is environment museum.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love the beach and bike path.It feels like you are out of the city.I found there is something to do for every one in parc jean drapeau.Every summer I go at least 6-7 times sometimes even more .Got my gang to play beah volley :)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a huge park, and in the winter heavily covered in snow. The only thing open during our December visit was the Stewart Museum. Biosphere was closed to change exhibits, I think. But we planned a hike around the circuit, which provides lovely views of Montreal and the river and enjoyed the outdoor sculpture. If you're thinking you'll hop... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went to the park during our vacation and took the Metro. We looked for several places to site see and the place seems to be dying. The grounds are not maintained well at all. We found a large restaurant that seems to have been abandoned. The building was gorgeous but it's just sitting there collecting weeds. We also found... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place to visit with friends and family. We love visiting it in the fall. You can visit the park via public transportation if you do not have a car. The Casino and Six Flags are near the park.

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

It's a nice complex to visit where you can find the Biosphere and the Museum of the Enviroment from wich you can see the Montreal Skyline. There's also a water park or you can just walk around or ride your bike. There's an specific train line that gets you there and once in the island there are free buses.

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Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is gorgeous. You can walk above and around the place, and you will enjoy every minute of your visit.

Thank Hameed K

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The islands of Saint-Helene and Notre-Dame together make up the anchored fabric of Parc Jean-Drapeau. The mostly man-made grounds were built to be the site of the 1967 World's Fair, and the chiefly car-free space still retains its inherited carnival character. A wonderland of foliage and flora awaits at the Jardins des Floralies, with its expanse of pond-marked wetlands making it perfect for hiking, nature walks, and exploration. Old exhibitions still straddle the newest entertainment complexes, including the high-flying roller coasters of La Ronde Amusement Park and the brightly-lit Casino de Montréal. From the springtime on, families crowd the sandy beaches with candy-striped umbrellas, and rowers take to the Olympic Basin, where the spherical American Pavilion and the high brick Tour de Lévis provide an atypical backdrop. A short metro trip carries visitors and locals to this vacationing spot, providing leisure and activity outside of the inner city.
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