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Parc Jean-Drapeau

1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
+1 514-872-6120
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Nice Park

Parc Jean Drapeau is a nice and big park located right next to the Montreal Harbourfront, its a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Chaitanya S
Whitby, Canada
Great place to walk

Beautiful place to walk and picnic with Family or romantic. Very calm and relaxing to spend a day... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Anchanette N
Flat Rock
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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 outdoor activities including kilometres of cycling paths, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, public art, colourful gardens and walking trails that provide an amazing view of downtown Montréal. The park is also home to partners like the Casino de Montréal, La Ronde, Stewart Museum, the Biosphere and environment museum. Heir of Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympic Games, Parc Jean-Drapeau continues to inspire million of 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, dragon boat races, etc.). Due to the development of a new and modern natural amphitheatre, construction works are currently underway in the southern sector of St. Helens’ Island restricting access to certain activity and mobility around the park. The use of public transportation to get to the Parc Jean-Drapeau is strongly suggested. Visit our website to plan your visit and learn more about how to get to each attraction.
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1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, Canada
Parc Jean-Drapeau
+1 514-872-6120
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Parc Jean Drapeau is a nice and big park located right next to the Montreal Harbourfront, its a great place to drive around and view the Montreal skyline, the Jacques Cartier Bridge and the Biosphere.

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Beautiful place to walk and picnic with Family or romantic. Very calm and relaxing to spend a day with falimy and friends.

Thank Anchanette N
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I love this place! I like it more during the summer while you have a lot of events running in this area like Picnik electronik or food events. You can`t miss this when visiting Montreal!

Thank Karlanewtonp
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place, we walked around and crossed the bridge walking, although bicycle can be a really good idea. Not too much to do there, but nice to walk around

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

What you see on the main picture! Nothing more, nothing less. You can see this big ball from the bridge crossing over to Montreal City. We stopped by, took pictures & walked over to the river side facing the city. You have to pay for...More

Thank PrzGrl123
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This building was built for an expo years ago. The ball used to be covered with glass until an accident broke them and now it's just the frame that we see but it's still pretty cool.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Arriving at Jean Drapeau on the island by subway was a very short journey from the mainland. The last posters outside the Biosphere was the USA's Pavilion at the 1967 Expo. It is now an Ecological Centre which both adults and children can enjoy and...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Went to see the public art and walk the race track. Very disappointed. The park is hard to navigate and the website does not accurately show the location of the art. The circuit was closed. There is nowhere to buy food. The park is primarily...More

Thank limegr33n
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Went to see G N R concert on 19th. Was not prepared for the walk from the island to the concert. It had to be 2 miles. We had Zone 1 tickets which was not far from stage, but General Admission, so no seats. Long...More

Thank maryann b
PJDMTL, Service à la clientèle at Parc Jean-Drapeau, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We have received your comment and we are sensitive to the situation. The events have been move to this area of the Parc due to the new amphitheater construction work at the usual event site...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Went to see GNR Aug 19th! The venue was great!! Lots of people. We had VIP so there were no wait lines for bathrooms or drinks. The staff were very friendly and aware of all the details for the event. Only downfall is that you...More

3  Thank BunBre
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,
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19 May 2015|
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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