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Parc Jean-Drapeau

Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Address: 1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
Phone Number: 514 872-6120
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Activities: Swimming, Picnicking
Description: This small man-made island, built in 1959, includes a lake and beach that...
This small man-made island, built in 1959, includes a lake and beach that make it a popular recreation destination.
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A really great cycling place

Ile Sainte-Helene is a good place to do cycling with friends or with your romantic girlfriend. By night the view on Montreal is awesome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Ile Sainte-Helene is a good place to do cycling with friends or with your romantic girlfriend. By night the view on Montreal is awesome.

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Brisbane
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262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had been to the island during Expo 67 and wanted to see what remained. Almost nothing on the original Expo site, although further over is the Casino (on adjacent island Ile Notre-Dame) and La Ronde (amusement park). The biosphere is still there as are a number of sculptures, etc but it now appears to be used occasionally for temporary... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went in October and most things were closed and the island was virtually abandoned! I think leave this one to the summer months.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful place and nature which is rare in the world. Maybe God painting the place by autumn . Suggest you all to visit place which Biosphere and Casino is placed here too

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Ile Sainte-Helene or St. Helen's Island is a unique spot in Montreal. The original island was much smaller than it is today. A British garrison fort, city swimming pools and picnic areas were all the island offered until 1967. In preparation for Expo 67, dredging equipment enlarged the island to twice its original size and connected it to Isles Rondes... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This lush green island flanks the south-eastern shore of Montreal island and provides access to the circuit Gilles Villeneuve (formula 1 race track) and a variety of bucolic outdoor open spaces where you can take a break from the summer heat of the city. Bring a picnic and get there by bicycle or public transport to avoid parking fee. Beautiful... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I supposed when I got there I managed to catch the few sunny days of Canadian summer! It was really nice. The Metro station leaves you right in the middle of the island. There was an outdoor swimming pool full with people (I regretted not having a bathing suit with me, or more time!) and the park was full with... More 

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Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place is an artificial island, made for the world fare in the 60s. Nowadays it has a museum, a public pool and several other recreational things. It even hast its own three-stops-metro-line, so you can get there really fast. I actually didn't quite understand why it was so empty since it is a really natury spot just outside of... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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64 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

So many things going on and so much to do on this island. There is no way to do it all in one day, but it's nice to even stroll around and take in the views of the city.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The island is a beautiful Park. Which we had 6 flags and the biodome. It is very interesting to walk and see the park itself. It took away 1 star because of the extremely high parking rates.

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