Parc Jean-Drapeau
Parc Jean-Drapeau
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
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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  • SpanishteacherMD
    2,134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A quiet break from the hustle and bustle of downtown Montreal
    Take the yellow line on the métro to Jean-Drapeau. Walk up out of the station and escape to a beautiful paradise just across the river from Vieux Port. In the shadow of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, take time to explore the many walking / hiking paths, the Biosphere, sport facilities. Peace and quiet can both be found here. Gorgeous picture opportunities looking back toward Vieux Port and the downtown core. The day I was here, the leaves were absolutely perfect. Just gorgeous and so much fun. I was here years ago, and it was a pleasure to come back. Just a short métro ride away on the yellow line. Very much worth the visit! Bring your walking shoes and your camera because there is a ton to see.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Ajith Kumar
    Wausau, Wisconsin6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place for people interested in learning about environment
    The place is good for a visit, but not worth the fee being charged. Dome structure is a beauty from outside both during day and night. I visited during daytime. Entered the museum and read and saw all that was in display. Good to learn about different things in the environment, about pollution, birds, renewable energy, recycling etc. you get to see the cool city skyline, and nearby areas from 5th floor from inside the dome, but the steel structure won’t let you take a unobstructed picture. It’s a nice place to visit, wish the entry ticket was $15 or below.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 December 2023
  • MMC_Lady
    London, United Kingdom158 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Geodesic Dome Dominates the Landscape - in a good way!
    Spent five days in Montreal, and on my last day before taking my flight home, I visited Parc Jean—Drapeau, It was easy to get to travelling by train. As soon as out of the station that you see the iconic biosphere - this geodesic dome fits in well with nature. It is a museum about the environment. Lush green and vast. I did not spend as long as I would have like to but it is worth a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 February 2024
  • DrCDB
    Chile1,128 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not much to see or do if you are not big into amusement parks
    Well; first of all it is very easy to get there just by taking the subway. There is a museum and an amusement park. We stroll around for a couple of minutes and come back. The museum seems good option for kids as it was full with kids of around 8-10 years all from several schools waiting to get in. I would not recommend this stop if with limited time when in Montreal.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 June 2024
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Koto6420
13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Went there with the family to visit Biosphere and walk a few trails in a nice July weather. The park is well-planned with a lot of trails, bicycle roads, big pool, restaurant, exercise spots etc.

However, our visit was ruined by numerous fences which are installed everywhere, often without any reasonable purpose i.e. you can't understand why this fence is erected since it's no construction inside or storage of things.

Many fences are also erected in such a way that they block trails without any apparent reason, meaning you don't know by looking at the map if you can walk there. If an object is fenced, such as a Lewis Tower at the top of a small hill, the fence is made as big as possible taking a lot of space which could be used otherwise.

Some places for venues, such as Picnic Electronique, are also fenced and there are no signs how to get around such a fence if you would like to get, for example, to the riverfront.

This was the most fenced park I ever remember.

Park maps that are on a display are often upside down and not that easy to read.

My advise for now: don't go there! Wait until they finish construction (if it ever happens). It's very sad that such a nice place fences visitors out.
Written 1 August 2022
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Ajith Kumar
Wausau, WI6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The place is good for a visit, but not worth the fee being charged. Dome structure is a beauty from outside both during day and night. I visited during daytime. Entered the museum and read and saw all that was in display. Good to learn about different things in the environment, about pollution, birds, renewable energy, recycling etc. you get to see the cool city skyline, and nearby areas from 5th floor from inside the dome, but the steel structure won’t let you take a unobstructed picture. It’s a nice place to visit, wish the entry ticket was $15 or below.
Written 20 December 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,051 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We were expecting a lovely walk in the park on this fall day, but were disappointed by all of the construction that got in the way. In too many places our walk was disrupted by roadblocks causing us to redirect. And then we were on walk ways that were lined by concrete barriers. Not pretty.
Written 29 October 2022
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SpanishteacherMD
Ellicott City, Maryland2,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Take the yellow line on the métro to Jean-Drapeau. Walk up out of the station and escape to a beautiful paradise just across the river from Vieux Port. In the shadow of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, take time to explore the many walking / hiking paths, the Biosphere, sport facilities. Peace and quiet can both be found here. Gorgeous picture opportunities looking back toward Vieux Port and the downtown core. The day I was here, the leaves were absolutely perfect. Just gorgeous and so much fun. I was here years ago, and it was a pleasure to come back. Just a short métro ride away on the yellow line. Very much worth the visit! Bring your walking shoes and your camera because there is a ton to see.
Written 30 October 2023
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Diaz-Em
London, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Une après-midi fantastique! We had a superb time at La Ronde on Monday 17 July. There are plenty of rides to choose from for everyone. Some amazing ones like le Monstre et le Goliath. A bit of waiting at some of the most popular ones but not an issue as we could strike up a conversation with some lovely and friendly local residents. Mon fils a trouvé que les manèges étaient comparables à ceux de Thorpe Park à l’ouest de Londres, pas loin d’où on habite.
Written 22 July 2023
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MMC_Lady
London, UK158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Spent five days in Montreal, and on my last day before taking my flight home, I visited Parc Jean—Drapeau, It was easy to get to travelling by train. As soon as out of the station that you see the iconic biosphere - this geodesic dome fits in well with nature. It is a museum about the environment. Lush green and vast. I did not spend as long as I would have like to but it is worth a visit.
Written 17 February 2024
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CityHiker73
near Milwaukee, WI446 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
At the end of a busy day, it was good to be able to walk in this area. There were restaurants, but we were unable to find a place with takeout ice cream treats. Tours by trolley were available. It was fun to see the swimming pool full of happy kids.
Written 2 August 2022
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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This public park located to the east of downtown Montreal is easily accessible by metro. It is nice to walk around. It comprises 2 islands and one gets beautiful views of the surroundings, while walking though the park. Certainly worth visiting.
Written 23 November 2019
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JessyWe
Aberdeen, UK28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
For $8 you get a day pass for the beach and lake - great when the temperature is well over 30 as it was when I visited. Lounge on the sandy beach in the sun or shade or cool off with a swim in the lake. there are life guards and the lake is reasonably shallow - massively popular with local families but not over crowded. Take a picnic or buy your food and drink there. Lockers available in the changing rooms but you need to provide your own lock.
Written 26 July 2012
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MariannePen
Middle island54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I ventured over to this island while staying in Old Montreal for a little getaway from the city.

You can take a ferry over from the port to the island. You buy your tickets at the dock. The ferry ride is really nice and on the way back it took a longer route, stopping at another island, which was nice to see.

There was a music festival going on while we were there, so it was more busy than usual.

We walked the entire island and saw the Biodome & a museum that's also located on the island. I think there's a small theme park as well, but we didn't go. I would recommend bringing a bike and some water because it was a lot of walking. I think there might be a way to take a car over, but I'm not sure, the ferry that we took just brought people back and forth.

The one complaint I have was that there were thousands, if not millions, of these huge bugs all over the island. They were everywhere and would fly right into you. I don't mind the occasional bug, but these things were a little much. I'm not sure if bug spray would help but I would absolutely bring some with me if I ever went back.
Written 11 April 2015
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