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Long viewed as a gem by Montrealers, the Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a multitude of facilities and recreational opportunities just minutes away from downtown Montréal.
Spanning two islands in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, this outstanding park —named in honour of the man who was the mayor of Montréal for 30 years (until 1986)— played host to events that shaped the history of Montréal and Canada, such as Expo 67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, and continues to welcome international happenings, from festivals to concerts to sporting events, all year long.
An open-air amphitheatre that can host 65,000 people has been set up on île Sainte-Hélène, complete with a concourse connecting the metro station with main points of interest, including Alexander Calder’s sculpture, L’Homme, and the Biosphère.
This green oasis is a haven for sports, recreation, nature and culture, with a 25-kilometre network of multi-disciplinary trails that wind through a picturesque landscape dotted with valuable public artworks and vistas of Montréal’s cityscape.
To this, add a public beach, three heated outdoor pools, La Ronde amusement park, two museums and a casino, plus a diverse program of fun-filled activities, events and exhibitions for all ages set amidst splendid natural surroundings.
Daily, 6 a.m. to 0 a.m.
Parc Jean-Drapeau's bike link between the south shore (Saint-Lambert) and Montréal is open from mid-April to mid-November (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.). *Closed from May 31 to June 12, 2019, due to the Grand Prix du Canada.