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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
Activities: Swimming, Picnicking
Description: 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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Taking the metro is an easy a convenient way to get there fast from downtown. Surprised on how it has been maintained and with the new features such as the water park, casino.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Taking the metro is an easy a convenient way to get there fast from downtown. Surprised on how it has been maintained and with the new features such as the water park, casino.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Easy train ride to see the Biosphere, La Ronde Amusement Park, Casino, Beach, Habitat 67 .... need I say more?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Get there by taking the yellow Metro line to Jean Drapeau station and a very helpful Bus Inspector immediately told us where to embark the Bus to get to the beach. It takes about 7 minutes to get to the Beach Jean Doré and Aquazilla. Entrance is $22.50 CAN for a family with 2 adults and 2 children, and $4.50... More 

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Laval, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A very original place indeed ,since it is probably the only fully man made Island in America.It has different ethnic festivals,where locals and tourists alike can see and taste and smell the cuisne and cuktures so typical of our great city.Great cheap family outing ,!Bring your own chairs and picnic paraphanalia and spend a glorious day with wonderful people from... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You like military buildings ? Swimming ? Walking ? Sight-seeing ? Music fests ? Museums ? It feels sometimes that this park has everything. Accessible through the Métro, it gives an awesome view over downtown Montréal, especially when you climb on the top of the watchtower. La Ronde is just next to it and so is the casino and Circuit... More 

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Les Cayes, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really enjoyed the time I passed there. The place is really attractive. There was the Haitian compass festival too during this week end.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you are looking for somewhere to go in Montreal this park has soo much to offer, It has a Amusement park , La Ronde, A aquatic center , and playgrounds and beaches , And it is where the biodome is too,,, ETC

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The pool had at least 6 50m lanes open for swimming on weekdays and weekends and the biggest surprise everybody swam circles! The locker rooms were not great, but clean. Bring a lock.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you want to enjoy the beach near downtown Montreal, then this is the place to go. Very nice beach with kids areas, music, food and beer... what else do you need in such a hot summer?!!! Enjoy!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

it is a nice area to visit even though i was there for the F1. The only downside is that it doesn't seem to cope with the sheer number of visitors that are attending the race weekend.

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Address: 1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-872-6120
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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.