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Parc Jean-Drapeau

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Address: 1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Biodome experience

Biodome was the main attraction for us here. However, there was closed since it was a holiday. Outside of the biodome had an art exhibition which was pretty good. It would be a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Montreal
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Parking fees $6.50/h everywhere in the parc. The parc has been deserted by Montrealers. You may go by metro, but it's remote from all points of the parc. Families with kids have no choice to come by car, but no longer possible because of the exorbitant cost of parking.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

There is a great vision for this area and I am confident it will be a great attraction in the coming years. For now, it's simply a nice place to walk and get away from the hustle-bustle of Montreal. I will say, however, that it provides a great view of the Montreal skyline and plenty of photo opportunities. We did... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Biodome was the main attraction for us here. However, there was closed since it was a holiday. Outside of the biodome had an art exhibition which was pretty good. It would be a great place to take children to and to walk and explore especially in the summer time. Great site for pictures as well.

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Thank Ninjaruner
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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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 13 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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47 reviews
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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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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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Parc Jean-Drapeau
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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