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Plage du 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

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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The only real beach in Montreal!

It's summer time and you're having the blues of the seashore? that's the closest you'll get in the earth of Montreal! A beach on the St-Lawrence River...)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
Laurence A
Montreal, Canada
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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice park area to have picnics and a wonderful man made beach ! make sure to get here early and reserve your picnic spots Families arrive early and spend the day enjoying sand and sun very centrally located so can be accessed by car or metro !enjoy you day at this beautiful Park !

3 Thank steven v
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expensive to get in. But if you go online, you can get a two for one special. The beach is overcrowded. Lots of children and teeny-boppers. You are better off just walking in the park where it is free and having a picnic there.

Thank EllaElla79
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stupidly overpriced. Parking and entrance fee $50!!!! Unbelievable! Not worth the money. First time and last in 20 years

1 Thank Leonid S
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Some sand, some water - save yourself from the parking prices and the ticket entrance fees and go to Oka instead. The place gets incredibly crowded on hot days - think of it more like a pool.

1 Thank JohnCasp
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It's summer time and you're having the blues of the seashore? that's the closest you'll get in the earth of Montreal! A beach on the St-Lawrence River...)

Thank Laurence A
Montreal, Canada
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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 PantaRei46
Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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
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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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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 

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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

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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.