Parc Jean-Drapeau

A Montreal Parks Profile

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••• Parc Jean-Drapeau is Montreal's most versatile park. It's certainly its most eccentric. Bruce Yuanyue Bi / Getty Images

Parc Jean-Drapeau: A Montreal Parks Profile
Parc Jean-Drapeau is, hands down, Montreal's most versatile park, green space with enough attractions on its two handcrafted islands to occupy visitors for days. Larger than Mount Royal Park, Parc Jean-Drapeau is a total of 286 hectares (707 acres) in size, the sum of two islands: the man-made Île Notre-Dame, an island built from dirt unearthed from the construction of Montreal's subway system large enough to cover 64 city blocks, and the pre-existing Île Sainte-Hélène, a natural island expanded around the same time Île Notre-Dame was created.

Both islands served as the Expo '67 site.

 

Parc Jean-Drapeau Activities

 

Location: several addresses are linked to Parc Jean-Drapeau. Consult this map for details.
Neighborhood: Downtown/Ville-Marie
Get There: Jean-Drapeau Metro
Parking: parking rates vary and are hiked up considerably during events like the Canadian Grand PrixOsheaga, the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, and IleSoniq.

Monthly ($95) and annual ($360) parking rates available for sections P2, P4 and P7. La Ronde parking is $22 ($26 during the Montreal International Fireworks Competition).
Bathrooms: yes
Vending machines: yes, usually near the bathrooms
More INFO: (514) 872-6120
Parc Jean-Drapeau Website