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Review of Jean-Dore Beach

Jean-Dore Beach
Ranked #118 of 419 things to do in Montreal
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Owner description: Treat yourself to a day at this sandy beach with a water quality rated A right in the city at Parc Jean-Drapeau! While you are there, rent water sports equipment (canoes, kayaks, pedal boats or SUP) at the Water Sports Pavilion or challenge your friends and family members on the Aquazilla : a unique 30-by-35 meters inflatable structure comprised of obstacles, slides and platforms for jumping into the water, and much more! BEACH SCHEDULE* June 21 to August 27, 2017 : Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 2-4, 2017 : Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - The beach is closed on Wednesday July 19, 2017 - The beach is closed on Saturday August 19, 2017 - The beach opens at noon on August 26, 2017. * The schedule can be affected by weather conditions. The Parc Jean-Drapeau also offers many outdoor activities like kilometres of cycling paths including the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, public art, colourful gardens and walking trails that provide an amazing view of downtown Montreal. In addition to having the Casino de Montreal, La Ronde, Stewart Museum and Biosphere all located on site, it hosts major cultural and sport events like OSHEAGA and GPF1 Canada. Construction works are currently underway restricting access to certain activity. Visit our website for more details. The use of public transportation to get to the Parc Jean-Drapeau is strongly suggested.
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This place is amazing for friends and family outings. Lots of place to explore, lakes park and museums and great views of old Montreal...Please take a 3 hrs and explore this island...and if u get it in summer the beach and amusement park looked like it would be a lot of fun

Thank GCLB
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

The park is okay but nothing special and it wasn't well maintained, We had a map but there really wasn't any signage with any sort of information and no one to help out. We rode our bikes and until we met a security officer we weren't sure where we could and could not ride. Some spots are so clearly overgrown that you think it might be forbidden to go there, but it's not. What we were told is that the sections of the park are owned by several different people and government levels and each one maintains what they want..

Thank Frap
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Beautiful park. Breathtaking city views. Lots of people around. You get to see the grand prix race track. I recommend visiting. Pretty special!

1  Thank Ted T
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We were there for Canadian Canoe/Kayak championships. Paid $55.00 for week of parking which was very limited for handicap vehicles. The place is dirty, needs cleaning as the facilities looks like the exterior of some buildings hasn't seen water in a couple of years. There were cobwebs, which have so many dead leaves in them that it lead one to believe that no one had cleaned it in a couple of years, some windows/doors had plywood coverings which was also very old.
The washrooms in both men and women that the water in the women's had to be mopped every couple of hours.
The Olympic basin itself is so full of weeds, that boats were coming in with seaweed on them.
The rocks along the side of the water are almost all in the water and the edges are falling into the water. Sound system doesn't work well and score board is broken...
If the province of Quebec or city of Montreal is supposed to look after this facility, they aren't doing their job. Garbage pick up was also sadly lacking.

1  Thank bvilover77
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Beautiful park!! Amazing weekend!!!!!!! This is an amazing venue for a music festival! Access to and from the park is simple and the metro rates are great.

1  Thank missjiller
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