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Beautiful area

Unfortunately we visited on Remembrance Day and the Biosphere was closed. However, the parc during... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
vickitoria07
Get out of the city and go to the park

This is fun for all ages and levels of interest. You get to drive/walk/bike along the famous race... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
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A jewel nestling in the St. Lawrence River, Parc Jean-Drapeau is without doubt one of Montreal most precious assets and a one-of-a-kind place in Canada. Discover this riche urban park spread amongst Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame islands and enjoy...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we visited on Remembrance Day and the Biosphere was closed. However, the parc during mid November was simply beautiful. Where I'm from, we don't have that many pretty trees or scenery! It was a nice and quiet area to simply relax or do photoshoots....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a nice park to walk around and walk down to the waterfront to get a different view of the city. The dome is really cool as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bluejeanfood
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is fun for all ages and levels of interest. You get to drive/walk/bike along the famous race track, lay out at the lake and/or go for a swim, or you can visit the casino and "play" that way all in the same day. Bring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cheryle k k
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We went for a nice walk with the dog. Had our packed lunch right by the canal with good view back at the city. Parc is big, nice and clean.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank judy12016
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Where to start... We went here a couple time during our recent trip to Montreal. We parked here and biked in to old town. The bike path that runs along the shore of the island is perfect. The St. Lawrence River flowing beside you and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thero_Kenman
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

An easy transit ride from downtown (after an easy walk from Old Montreal) with lots of green space and room to roam. Don't miss the environmental museum at the Biosphere. Rowers can contact the club d'aviron de Montréal for workouts on the 2k Olympic course....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Exciting day turned into one detour after next. Let alone the whole city is one big detour, you get to the park, it's construction on top of construction. I understand they're trying to upgrpade it, and I know that when its done, the park will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sunny G
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Took the metro across and perhaps that was the most exciting part of the trip. The parc is under "re-construction" work and coupled with barriers & mess from the previous few days music festival it was not what we were expecting. Nice to head down...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ShaunL
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Lovely park on the St Helen's island which is easy to reach by metro - or taxi depending where you are! There are some nice views and if you are lucky you can spot some wildlife -squirrels and beavers !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlfonsoLondon
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

If your young child is considering a rewarding career in construction, this is an absolute must see.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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,
...More
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Response from Martine V | Property representative |
Hi! I would say that visitors stay about 3 hours at the Parc if they visit a Museum (Stewart and Biosphere), have a picnic and do some cycling on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. You should check the website parcjeandrapeau as... More
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rickb
Montreal, Canada
GP update on lodging and eating. (5 Replies)
I just did a bit of probing around pertaining to the Grand Prix situation. I can report that on Expedia they still have a Grand Prix special but that shows only on expedia.ca, not expedia.com. The prices are really overinflated but rooms are still available. From what I spotted the best deal is at $380! Yes that is for the Sandman Longueuil, that is an almost ideal location as it is a 3 minutes walk to the métro (subway) station and then only one stop to Parc Jean-Drapeau where the race...More
June 06, 2011|
Response fromgros c|
No one I know goes out on st Laurent anymore. It is so passé.
ChrisDoesNYC
Georgia
Input on my itinerary (2 Replies)
Hi! Writing once again to request your help in planning my trip to Montreal. Husband and I are coming sans kids in July. Unfortunately, we don't have long in your city as we're arriving aound noon on Friday and leaving Sunday morning. I'm sure I've planned a whirlwind, but is this doable? 1) Arrive noon--accommodations in the Plateau. Spend the afternoon shopping, exploring the Plateau and Latin Quarter. 2) Dinner as yet to be determined. 3) Climb Mont-Royal for view of city. Is...More
July 06, 2009|
Response fromTristou|
Hmm... It is indeed safe to climb the mountain at night, although it's not really lit up, so stick to the Chemin Olmstead instead of going off on the trails. If you had to choose between the islands and the olympic stadium, I'd say the islands. There's not an incredible amount of stuff left over from Expo 67, but there is enough, and it's on a more human scale with more interesting things to see than the olympic stadium. I particularly like the area around the Casino with its hanging...More
Roseann R
New Orleans, Louisiana
Biking question, please (4 Replies)
We are arriving August 13, departing on the 19th, staying on Rue St. Pierre in Old Montreal. We'd like to do some biking to stay active (in addition to walking). I see Ca Rouele for bike rentals. I'm thinking of riding the Lachine Canal at least to the Atwater mache one day, stopping for a picnic as every guide book suggests. I'm also interested in visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau on the 18 for the Napoleonic Picnic at the Musee Stewart. Can I get there by bike, and is it even feasible to want to...More
June 26, 2018|
Response fromRoseann R|
We have something similar to the bixi bikes here, too. Same thing, point to point. That is why I was looking at the rental shop; didn't want to worry about time. I read that biking the pont jaques cartier was a bit dangerous due to the fast cars. Is that so? Thank you