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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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Winter Festival

One of the best hangout arranged by govt of Montreal in the winters. They have Zip lining, Tube sliding, Dog sledge and other activities during the winter festival. One of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hangout arranged by govt of Montreal in the winters. They have Zip lining, Tube sliding, Dog sledge and other activities during the winter festival. One of the best attraction is environment museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Love the beach and bike path.It feels like you are out of the city.I found there is something to do for every one in parc jean drapeau.Every summer I go at least 6-7 times sometimes even more .Got my gang to play beah volley :)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a huge park, and in the winter heavily covered in snow. The only thing open during our December visit was the Stewart Museum. Biosphere was closed to change exhibits, I think. But we planned a hike around the circuit, which provides lovely views of Montreal and the river and enjoyed the outdoor sculpture. If you're thinking you'll hop... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went to the park during our vacation and took the Metro. We looked for several places to site see and the place seems to be dying. The grounds are not maintained well at all. We found a large restaurant that seems to have been abandoned. The building was gorgeous but it's just sitting there collecting weeds. We also found... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great place to visit with friends and family. We love visiting it in the fall. You can visit the park via public transportation if you do not have a car. The Casino and Six Flags are near the park.

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It's a nice complex to visit where you can find the Biosphere and the Museum of the Enviroment from wich you can see the Montreal Skyline. There's also a water park or you can just walk around or ride your bike. There's an specific train line that gets you there and once in the island there are free buses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is gorgeous. You can walk above and around the place, and you will enjoy every minute of your visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visiting in autumn meant a lot of the facilities aren't open but the park is and there are lovely views of the city and the autumn colours in the trees in the park. The toilets are clean and are open until 10pm. Get theyellow line to jean Drapeau and you are in the centre of the park.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lots of fun things to do from admiring little ponds and plenty of ducks, to its little trail, biking the formula one race track, an old fortifocation and basecamp to other museums and shows festivals they host all summer. And these are just a few activities to name. Parking isn't cheap and with the construction this summer and the next... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very exciting and unusual construction. To me it is the most memorable place in Montreal, even more than Olympic village. You do not expect to see a few storey building inside the metallic sphere. Haven time to go in to the museum inside, left it for the next trip. The Kean-Drapeau park is very nice, especially its part along the... More 

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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.
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