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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...

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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One of the most beautiful park in Montreal

If you go to Montreal you have to go see see this park it`s really beautifull park quiet and secure. There is nice nice vue on the city of Montreal and there is some lakes. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to visit! The only thing is that the ball is the most interesting. For the rest, Well its a park.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Montreal you have to go see see this park it`s really beautifull park quiet and secure. There is nice nice vue on the city of Montreal and there is some lakes. This is the right place to have a picnic with family or friends. During the summer there is a very nice swimming pool. Easy acces... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting location and beautiful setting. We had the opportunity take this in as part of a bus tour. We stopped several times to walk about and to take pictures. Interesting areas and worth taking a guided tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in November on a Monday, so all the main buildings are either shut for the season or for the day. But, we had great fun just wandering the trails and kicking the fall leaves. I bet this park is packed with people in the height of the season, and with good reason.

Thank DundeeVino
Longueuil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, it can be access by public transportation for starts. You wont need a vehicle to get there for those visiting on a budget. Why best of both worlds? This, because you get nature within the bounds of a major city. During the summer, there are bike tours, swimming on a small beach, canoeing, flower gardens, race track, quite nature... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Montreal is blessed with two, world class urban parks: Mont Royal & Parc Jean-Drapeau, or as it was known previously, St. Helene's Island. The island setting, with its trees; lawns; gardens and paths makes it seem as if Montreal is miles away-but it's just across the river. It compares favourably to Vancouver's Stanley Park, or Golden Gate in San Francisco,... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a really quiet and beautiful park to visit after we saw the Stuart Museum, go for a stroll if you have the time, its really nice and has a strangely easy access to bus and metro connections.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an average park. Mostly interesting because of the biosphere. But not especially interesting besides that.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for a pleasant stroll away from the city. Much nicer than the adjacent island and the circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Walking/bike trails, museums, amusement park, play & picnic grounds, a swimming pool are just a few of the things you can find at this Parc. Beautiful in the fall, but probably better during the summer.

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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.