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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
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Parc Jean-Drapeau, which is comprised of the two islands, Sainte-Helene and...

Parc Jean-Drapeau, which is comprised of the two islands, Sainte-Helene and Notre-Dame, is in a state of constant effervescence. With an array of recreational and event-related attractions, it's a one-of-a-kind place in Canada. Renowned for its diverse cultural and sports programming, it is the perfect place for family, couples and friends getaways, only 5 minutes from downtown Montreal! Accessible par public transportation (Jean Drapeau station), by bike or by car.

Heir of Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympic Games, Parc Jean-Drapeau continues to inspire our 1.7 million 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 on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, FINA Masters Championships, dragon boat races, Olympic pool, etc.).

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Great location for Snowfest

Stopped in for a week- end of Snowfest. Great festival at a terrific location. Lots to do and a great layout for all events.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Waterloo, Canada

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Waterloo, Canada
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a week- end of Snowfest. Great festival at a terrific location. Lots to do and a great layout for all events.

Thank NormLWat
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23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just in summer but a great place for families and children, also when Formula 1 begins and for most of the shows

Thank Julyed
Boone, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at the Fete des Neiges and wandering through the park in the snow. Great views of the city from the top of the hill.

Thank Jennifer L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the Winter Festival. The planners did an excellent job. We enjoyed watching the dog sled rides and making maple candy in the snow. We ate at the cafe there and had good service. The parc even had good, free wifi.

Thank Geralyn K
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting architecture but expensive admission fee. Parking is expensive too but the park is expansive and beautiful.

Thank sally88
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very beautiful park to go to. We had a nice time there. The view is amazing. I really had a nice time with my family there.

Thank Deco H
Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the day at Parc Jean-Drapeau for this wonderful winter festival. It was opening day, and there were a lot of people. Lines for pretty much everything. The event is spread out throughout the park so you don't realize the crowds until you have to wait online for an activity. The mascots walk around and interact with the people. Lots... More 

Thank HelenAKord
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best places that I visited in Montreal, it doesn't matter if it is during night or day the view is beautiful, you can even use the subway to arrive at this place.

Thank Norma V
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177 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really a beautiful park esp at dawn. The colors of the sunrise hitting the dome. The ferris wheel in the distance. It is worth getting up for.

Thank Charmingnl
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a really beautiful park over several islands and encompassing the Expo '67 site and the Montreal Casino. On the other side of the river at the port there is a large bike share station where you can rent a bike which is really the best way to see to park. You can get over by following the bike... 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.