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Plage du Parc Jean-Drapeau

Parc Jean-Drapeau
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Address: 1, circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-872-6120
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Description: Nice golden-sand beach, clear water, 5 minutes from downtown and car...
Nice golden-sand beach, clear water, 5 minutes from downtown and car, subway, bike accessible. The the ideal spot to lounge in the sun or take part in nautical activities, beach volleyball or open water swimming with family and friends! Easily accessible by public transportation. Schedule: June 14 to August 17, 2014 Every day 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. August 22 to September 1st, 2014 Friday, Saturday and Sunday Noon to 7 p.m.
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Osheaga Music Festival

Had a great time here at Osheaga Festival which has really grown into one of the best music festivals in Canada boasting some top end artists. Be prepared for very very large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
New Brunswick
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New Brunswick
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had a great time here at Osheaga Festival which has really grown into one of the best music festivals in Canada boasting some top end artists. Be prepared for very very large crowds as more than 45,000 people attend each day. The location is really prime for concerts and their is a lot of fun to be had!

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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152 helpful votes 152 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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54 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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30 helpful votes 30 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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325 helpful votes 325 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 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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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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46 helpful votes 46 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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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.