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Plage du Parc Jean-Drapeau

Address: 1, circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada (Ville-Marie)
Phone Number: 514-872-6120
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Ranked #90 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Located at the magnificent Parc Jean-Drapeau, this artificially created beach is popular in the...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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.

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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371 reviews 371 reviews
114 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There's a genuine Formula 1 track where you can drive your car, albeit slowly. Ride your bicycles or rent a Bixi one. I attended a Picknik Elektronique there and enjoyed it very much. But mostly it's just a park to relax and enjoy quiet time outside of the city.

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Blenheim, NZ
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184 reviews 184 reviews
43 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Firstly - theres not many places in the world youget to drive your rental car around a Formula One track (albiet at 30 kph). there's heaps to do here - casino, bike rental, biosphere, an old fort and of course the theme park. We spent about 3 hours here - it was nice but not super special. Good to get... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This park has many options for individuals, couples, or families. Starting with the Aquatic Pool Complex which has three spacious pools. Rentals bike stations are available so you can bike the whole park. Beach area also available if you don't like pools. Nice bar&grill on premises. Metro yellow line brings you directly into the park area. Would recommend a whole... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There are many activities going on. Concerts, swimming pool, beach, Biosphere, Unicycle riding and more. Look for a reason to visit if you can.

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Lennox Head
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited the parc for the swimming championships with a 96yr old with limited mobility. While the main pool has decent facilities the secondary pool facilities were dismal. We had relocatables for change rooms and porta potties for toilets.

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Elgin, Texas
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304 reviews 304 reviews
172 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Carole at the Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur suggested going here and what a great suggestion it was. My nine year old granddaughter fully enjoyed the water and beach area. Although I had to pay to enter (can't swim due to swimmers ear), it was well worth the admission fee of $9 for me and $4.50 for her (13 and under).... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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