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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Parc Jean-Drapeau, which is comprised of the two islands, Sainte-Helene and...

Parc Jean-Drapeau, which is comprised of the two islands, Sainte-Helene and Notre-Dame, is in a state of constant effervescence. With an array of recreational and event-related attractions, it's a one-of-a-kind place in Canada. Renowned for its diverse cultural and sports programming, it is the perfect place for family, couples and friends getaways, only 5 minutes from downtown Montreal! Accessible par public transportation (Jean Drapeau station), by bike or by car.

Heir of Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympic Games, Parc Jean-Drapeau continues to inspire our 1.7 million visitors annually by the quality of its facilities including its rental venues and diversified programming, both cultural (Osheaga, Heavy Montreal, Piknic Electronik, winter festival, etc.) and sports (F1 Canadian Grand Prix on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, FINA Masters Championships, dragon boat races, Olympic pool, etc.).

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An Oasis Outside of the City

My husband and I wanted to see the Biosphere from the 1967 Expo so we went to the Parc. Since we didn't have a car, we rode the subway. Just take a green or orange line train to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nprus
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I wanted to see the Biosphere from the 1967 Expo so we went to the Parc. Since we didn't have a car, we rode the subway. Just take a green or orange line train to the transfer station at Berri-UQAM and get on the Yellow Line. Get off at the first stop for Parc Jean Drapeau. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to visit even if its snowing a lot! You can walk there and see the biosphere! It's a great place to know!

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for a walk on warm summer day - like we had. Even better to grab a bike and cycle round the island

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was great atmosphere, easy to find, we took the subway then walked a ways. . Grandstand one is great, for three day's is expensive and for the cost they charge I think that it should be covered, is the only stand with backs on the seat, (but you pay for this) and the toilets could be addressed, as in more..... More 

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the beach at Parc Jean-Drapeau in July 2016, and the air was so filled with moths, it literally changed the sky a different color. There were thousands of moths everywhere and on everything. The staff there said this is something that occurs a few weeks a year and that they pass through in swarms during part of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great transportation, lots of signs (in English - yay!) lots of parkland, and a very well laid out venue. Easy to get around - even with the crowds.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the F1 and found that it is a great place to visit just for the relaxing atmosphere of the surroundings. Water charnels, plants of all kind, quiet and peaceful, an easy walk in a very clean park from where you can see Montreal front another angle. And the F1 setting is super too of course!

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction really seems to cater to locals, which is nice for them, but not so great for tourists. It is difficult to know how to get around. There are not many things to "see", but more things to "do" like a beach (must pay to enter) and water activities. The walking areas were nothing special. The Biosphere was the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited during the F1 Grand Prix and really enjoyed the park. Things were laid out nicely and as convenient as a large venue can be. Organization of the event was much better than anticipated, which really helped with the flow. Park itself was pretty and scenic, but doubtful if worth a visit if not going for the event itself...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we were here for the F1 GP, we did notice the park. It is really well designed and would be great on non Grand Prix days.

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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.