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Parc Jean-Drapeau

1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
+1 514-872-6120
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Great location for a race weekend.Went to the Grand prix and enjoyed the park, location and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
variety of activity available

We went to Jean Drapeau Park to pick up credentials for the F1 race. You can easily access the... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Kristine E
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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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1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
Parc Jean-Drapeau
+1 514-872-6120
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location for a race weekend.Went to the Grand prix and enjoyed the park, location and atmosphere. It was a nice experience to be so close to the city and enjoy a park like the suburbs and the sky line in the background. Took the...More

Thank KevinH6591
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We went to Jean Drapeau Park to pick up credentials for the F1 race. You can easily access the island park using the yellow Metro line, although there is parking available on the island. We walked around the biosphere and examined a photography exhibit (Canada...More

1  Thank Kristine E
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This park has the best F1 track due to the ambiance, easy to get to and great seat locations. Tip: if you are attending future races, walk over the bridge toward downtown and get a taxi after you pass the bridge, to avoid the lines...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Check opening days and times as this is a seasonal activity I believe. Also - this is accessible via a scary quick turn halfway off the Jacques-Cartier Bridge... not for the feint hearted!

Thank Ozgals2010
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This island is a man-made island from the mayor Jean Drapeau. It was created at the same time they were building the Metro system in MTL. All the soil came from the Metro station. The Island has the Casino and you still see some of...More

2  Thank 442joseph
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I took the metro and had intended to visit the F1 circuit -but it was closed to visitors. I did walk around quite a bit. The Olympic rowing lake was great and being well used by what looked like bus loads of school kids, but...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Whether it was just too early in the year...but the place seemed deserted and extremely run down. Shocked that the Grand Prix is only 2 weeks away and the place was a mess.... gardens needed so much attention, and general public areas looked sad.

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Parc Jean-Drapeau is on the site of Expo 67. It is a great place to ride bikes, although the Bixi (city rental) bikes have to be checked in every half hour. That made it tough to take a long bike ride. There's an aquatic center...More

1  Thank MaryAnne M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

this is a great place to get to go and see great shows and you also can go there and have a picnic be by the St Lawrence River go White water rafting see some old Pavillons that are still there from Expo 67

1  Thank ronpare8
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Did you know that the Montreal Casino used to be the French Pavilion at the 1967 world Expo? The audio tour from Portrait Sonore about the Expo 67 site, includes buildings which are still there as well as photos of those that were dismantled. The...More

1  Thank Julie C
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,
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19 May 2015|
Response from Martine V | Property representative |
Hi! I would say that visitors stay about 3 hours at the Parc if they visit a Museum (Stewart and Biosphere), have a picnic and do some cycling on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. You should check the website parcjeandrapeau as... More
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