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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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Rode our bikes out from Old City

Great ride out to the park. Lots of bike paths to get there. Bring your swimsuits and go to the Parc Olympic for a swim after your ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great ride out to the park. Lots of bike paths to get there. Bring your swimsuits and go to the Parc Olympic for a swim after your ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went essentially to photograph. The island has part of the old Olympic displays there, what looks like a very good swimming pool, good bike rides, a park to wander through and lovely panoramic views of Montreal. Car parking is of course available. At night we saw a skunk come out to feed. Just be cautious of the spray if... More 

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Woodridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parc Jean Drapeau is across the river from Old Montreal. If you like a good outside walk/hike and want to see Montreal in a different way on a beautiful quiet island, it is a great place to go. The Parc is actually two islands. One, Ile Sainte-Helene, is the one closer to the city which has the walking and forested... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wednesday discount entry fee for families (kids entrance free with adult). The pool was very crowded with lots of kids. As the pool is shallow, most children were not supervised while in the water and were most rude. Aside from that, the park was a good stop for kids in the city.

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Thank se2f
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Parc Jean-Drapeau to go and see the Biosphere, we didn't go to the pool. The view of the Biosphere from the outside was amazing. Because time was too short for us on the day we went we didn't experience the museum inside the Biosphere but for me it was an amazing photo moment for us.

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Thank Jose S
Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time at the pool! Kids were free on Wednesday. Get there early! Lots of chairs and places to sit down. Graduated entry so my infant enjoyed sitting in the shallow area.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is an amazing place to spend part of a day. The metro will take you straight there and you could easily spend several hours wandering around. The forested area is pretty cool and makes for a nice hike. There's a great view near the tower.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much goes on here, but it`s very quiet and not so hectic. Good place to think and get away from the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place where the International competition Fina: les Mondiaux de natation " in 2005 happened. This place was then entirely renovated for the Competition. Nature, close to la Ronde.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good views of the city from across the seaway. Make sure you know where you are going. My bus driver didn't know where I needed to go.

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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.