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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
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am

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.


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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Vivid island with loads of different things to do, get there with metro and go around the island with a bus. Great for families with kids, beach clean, u have sun or shadow under... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Iztok L
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129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The St-Laurent river is so badly exploited by the city of Montreal and by the province and the country.Imagine a major city on an island in the midddle of a magificent river. Not too much has been done to exploit such a place when you can see what other water-front major cities around the world have done. I know it... More 

Thank CarpeDiemX
Bogota, Colombia
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236 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Just walk and have fun, this park has a lot to do.....rest and walk, is fun to go there they offer shows during summer and the place is refreshing.

1 Thank Yagorubio
Level Contributor
384 reviews
224 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Never in 44 years of travelling been asked to pay to go on a beach AND a very small one at that. Others on our bus looked equally bemused by the charges ( see photo )

3 Thank adam_nwuk
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Vivid island with loads of different things to do, get there with metro and go around the island with a bus. Great for families with kids, beach clean, u have sun or shadow under trees, food simple and ok, entrance fee to the plage is only $9 after 16h. Water could be cleaner, but great place to rest and enjoy... More 

Thank Iztok L
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Want to take a brake from the urban jungle? Just hit the subway towards Parc Jean-Drapeu, take the shuttle bus to the beach (plage). A bonus is a walk on legendary F1 track Circuit Gilles Villeneuves.

Thank Tommy W
County Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Full of people enjoying the weather. Beautifully green parks and well manicured gardens. Staff are going around making sure every detail is excellent.

Thank Michelle B
Seven Corners, Virginia
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516 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 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.

Thank Seth J
Blenheim, New Zealand
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245 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 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 

Thank andye10000
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Thank SJU
Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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.

Thank BEIreland

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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.