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Review of Parc Jean-Drapeau

Parc Jean-Drapeau
Ranked #28 of 411 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
New York
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51 reviews
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“Must See”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Must see, We were luck to attend Mass, but there are no words to describe, you must see it in person

Visited July 2013
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Montreal
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19 reviews
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“A must”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Take a day and go to this island. It has a casino, a 6 Flags, an F1 race course, bicycle paths, a huge public pool, benches by the river and a great view of the city of Montreal.

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews
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“Very nice for a walk or picnic”
Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

I was here the Grand Prix. Bearing in mind that it wasn't in its usual form for the Grand Prix but it was beautiful. Lots of pretty flowers and trees, nice benches and stuff. It's something nice if you like the outdoors

Visited June 2013
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Bolton, Canada
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“Beautiful retreat in the middle of montreal”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Ile Notre Dame is one of two islands in the middle of the St Lawrence river, in the middle of Montreal. It is a large, attractive park that reminds us of the Toronto islands, except you can get to these islands by car and by subway. Two weeks of the year it is home to the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix and you can actually drive a large section of the race track during off season because it is also the ring road around the outside of the island/park. ALWAYS respect the 30km/hour speed limit becuase there are a LOT of people out enjoying the island walking, biking, birdwatchers, etc. There is also smalllake in the middle of the island that has a beach that people use in the summer, but it was too cold for that when we were there. St. Helen's island is next door and it has the subway stop (Metro station Jean-Drapeau) that accesses the two islands. St. Helen's has some heritage buildings and an old fort. It had an ice hotel on it when we were there in March but it was too crowded to get in. The east end of that island has La Ronde which is a pretty cool looking amusement park with some big rollercoasters that is apparently owned by Six Flags. It was not open yet for the season when we were there but we will defintely go back to try it. These islands were a lot of fun when we were there on a sunny day in March and I can imagine how great it would be on a hot day in the summer.

Visited March 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Great for a long walk or bike ride”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Île-St-Hélène is a beautiful (man-made) island between Montreal and Longueuil. Great biking and walking paths to explore, especially during the summer. La Ronde and the Montreal Casino are also famous attractions to not miss if you're planning a trip to this island!

Visited February 2013
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