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Plage du Parc Jean-Drapeau

1, circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-872-6120
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Ranked #133 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Type: Beaches
Owner description: Located at the magnificent Parc Jean-Drapeau, this artificially created beach is popular in the summer with both locals and tourists. Open from... more » Owner description: Located at the magnificent Parc Jean-Drapeau, this artificially created beach is popular in the summer with both locals and tourists. Open from mid-June to the end of August, this beach has an "A" level quality at all times. Volleyball courts and watercraft rentals are available. Come and enjoy this refreshing oasis, just a few minutes from downtown Montreal! (The beach was formerly know as "Plage du Parc des Iles") Parc Jean-Drapeau is easily accessible by public transportation. « less
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We could not enjoy the beach properly because of the swarm of moths everywhere, both dead and alive. We were swatting moths away every 3 seconds and were afraid of stepping on the sand and swimming in the water because of all the moths. Eventually we saw a swarm of them all coming at us from a tree; it was... More

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Trinidad
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This place is amazing for friends and family outings. Lots of place to explore, lakes park and museums and great views of old Montreal...Please take a 3 hrs and explore this island...and if u get it in summer the beach and amusement park looked like it would be a lot of fun

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Long Island, NY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The park is okay but nothing special and it wasn't well maintained, We had a map but there really wasn't any signage with any sort of information and no one to help out. We rode our bikes and until we met a security officer we weren't sure where we could and could not ride. Some spots are so clearly overgrown... More

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautiful park. Breathtaking city views. Lots of people around. You get to see the grand prix race track. I recommend visiting. Pretty special!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were there for Canadian Canoe/Kayak championships. Paid $55.00 for week of parking which was very limited for handicap vehicles. The place is dirty, needs cleaning as the facilities looks like the exterior of some buildings hasn't seen water in a couple of years. There were cobwebs, which have so many dead leaves in them that it lead one to... More

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Falmouth, Nova Scotia
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Beautiful park!! Amazing weekend!!!!!!! This is an amazing venue for a music festival! Access to and from the park is simple and the metro rates are great.

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Calgary
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Enjoyed a few hours at the beach in the middle of Montreal. Clean water, access to showers, pedal boats, trampolines and beach volleyball all on site to make this an active, sunny activity. Great with kids, but if you like the sun, sand and water you could enjoy a picnic on this beach no matter what your age. I heard... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

This park is confusing, the signs does not fit and there is LOTS of insects. The beach costs 8 CAD just to get in, and there is not even a decent eatery around. If you go bring a bike and picnic food

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

It was incredibly hot the week we visited Montreal and my son was looking for swimming, as our rental unit didn't have air conditioning or a pool. We drove over to the park and spent the day. Although it isn't pristine, it is refreshing water on a hot day. There was plenty of sand to build castles in. We packed... More

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Rochester Hills, MI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We thought the kids might enjoy the beach on a warm summer day in Montreal, but we were all very disappointed. First of all it was a small lake/pond and VERY crowded. Secondly it was filled with LOTS and LOTS of flies of all kinds everywhere. No amount of bug spray would stop them getting near you. The little ones... More

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