The Park

The Park Jean-Drapeau, long regarded as a hidden treasure by Montrealers, offers a wide range of services and recreational activities just minutes from the city centre.

This outstanding park, which spans two islands in the middle of the St. Lawrence River and is named after the man who served as mayor of Montréal for 30 years (until 1986), has hosted events that have shaped the history of Montréal and Canada, such as Expo 67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, and continues to welcome international happenings, such as festivals, concerts, and sporting events, all year long.

Make your Summer 2022 unforgettable in the Montréal's one-of-a-kind place in Canada.

A bit of History

The 1967 World's Fair, with its Man and His World theme, the 1976 Summer Olympics, the opening of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the hosting of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, and the first festival on the parterre of île Sainte-Hélène are among Jean Drapeau's rich heritage.

Be part of the majestic Park Jean Drapeau and its rich heritage!

Over 50 million people visited the 1967 International and Universal Exposition, which had the theme Man and His World.

The geodesic dome was created by architect, designer, inventor, and philosopher Richard Buckminster Fuller for the United States Pavilion at Expo 67.

Jean-Drapeau's Beach was made a reality by the City of Montréal and Mayor Jean Doré, in partnership with a team from the Botanical Gardens: a swimming place in an urban setting designed by landscape architect Frederick Todd 60 years ago.

The International Olympic Committee announced on May 12, 1970 that Montréal would host the 1976 Summer Olympics. The 1976 Summer Olympics were held from July 17 to August 1. 92 nations competed in this great sporting event.


On île Sainte-Hélène, a 65,000-seat open-air amphitheatre has been built, complete with a concourse connecting the metro station to major attractions such as Alexander Calder's sculpture L'Homme and the Biosphère.

With a 25-kilometer network of multi-disciplinary trails winding through a picturesque landscape dotted with valuable public artworks and vistas of Montréal's cityscape, this green oasis is a haven for sports, recreation, nature, and culture.

Add to that a public beach, three heated outdoor pools, La Ronde amusement park, two museums, and Le Casino de Montréal, as well as a diverse program of fun-filled activities, events, and exhibitions for people of all ages, all set in beautiful natural surroundings.

Some of our diverse activities & adventures:


Formula 1 / Grand Prix du Canada

The Canadian segment of the Formula 1 World Championship, which has been held in Montréal since 1978, is a must-see international event that marks the start of the summer season in Montréal.

Schedule: June 17, 18 and 19, 2022

The Oscheaga Festival

Osheaga, Canada's largest art and music festival, takes place over three days of outdoor concerts and excitement, with over 100 well-known and emerging artists providing an unforgettable musical experience.

Schedule: July 29-31, 2022. Noon to 11 p.m.


The Biosphère: Environment Museum

The exhibitions and artistic installations at the Biosphère, a museum entirely dedicated to the links between society and the environment, will broaden your perspectives on the environment. Awaken the slumbering ecocitizen within you!

  • Panoramic belvedere
  • Illuminated structure at night
  • Living wall, an indoor garden and green roofs.

All Summer. From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Casino de Montréal

The Casino de Montréal is a popular destination for those who enjoy games of chance. Come enjoy a safe, enjoyable time at one of the world's largest casinos, with a game selection that is virtually unrivalled in North America.

All Summer. From 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.


Nice park for some quality time

Located in St. Helena's Island, Jean Drapeau is a big park where you can fell a great sense quietude. It is accessible by metro from Montréal. The park is very big and normally not very crowded, though that could change on weekend. There are a number of places and installments to e explore, among which Biosphère is the most iconic one.

Reza Sattarzadeh

Large Park!

Love this park! You have a nice view of the river and Montréal. Plenty of washrooms. You can reach the park very easily by metro. No entrance fee, spacious & clean. Great for a run or walk!!

Karin Van B

Beautiful Park!

Was in town for the Pokémon Go Safari event at Park Jean-Drapeau and I have to say how amazing it is to have a beautiful park like this so close to the downtown area. It's got a nice walking track, beautifully landscaped and a nice looking beach. The giant totem pole is really cool to see as well. I would love to visit again on a normal day without so many people to really enjoy the sights and see the racetrack.


Family Time!

We spent two days on the Park. The first day we visited the Biosphère and the swimming pool. There was limited places to eat. We found a takeaway but honestly it was the longest wait ever. The kids had a great day and enjoyed both activities. The following day we headed over to La Ronde. Again, the kids had a ball. The Park was easy to get to view Metro.



Société du parc Jean-Drapeau

1, circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Montréal (Québec)

Canada H3C 1A9

(514) 872-6120