Montreal’s Jean-Drapeau Park (Parc Jean-Drapeau) is a large park located on the Saint Lawrence River. Formerly known as Parc des Îles, it consists of Sainte-Hélène Island (Île-Sainte-Hélène) as well as the man-made Notre-Dame Island (Île-Notre-Dame) , which hosted Expo ’67. The islands of Jean-Drapeau are very popular because of their large green spaces that provide an excellent location for many cultural and sports activities. The park hosts various events and contains various attractions. It is one Montreal’s largest parks.
Events at Jean-Drapeau Park
Every year, there are various events held at Jean-Drapeau Park. A couple of the events held at Jean-Drapeau Park include:
- The Canadian Grand Prix, which is held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Notre-Dame Island.
- The Osheaga Festival on Sainte-Hélène Island
- The Virgin Festival on Sainte-Hélène Island
- La Fête des Neiges Winter festival on Sainte-Hélène Island and on Notre-Dame Island
- La Fête des enfants de Montréal on Sainte-Hélène Island
- International Fireworks Competition at La Ronde.
- The NAPA Auto Parts 200, which is held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Notre-Dame Island.
- Heavy MTL heavy metal festival on Sainte-Hélène Island
- Various Outdoor concerts
Attractions located in Jean-Drapeu Park
Some of the attractions located in Jean-Park include:
- La Ronde, which is an amusement park that is owned by Six Flags on Sainte-Hélène Island.
- the Bioshphere on Sainte-Hélène Island
- the Montreal Casino on Notre-Dame Island
- the Jaques Villeneuve Circuit on Notre-Dame Island
- An Aquatic Complex on Sainte-Hélène Island
- A Beach on Notre-Dame Island
- the Olympic Basin on Notre-Dame Island
- the Floralies Gardens on Notre-Dame Island
Parc Jean Drapeau is one of Montréal’s great green spaces. The park is an absolute must for the summer season in Montréal. It offers an array of activities and attractions that are sure to please. Parc Jean Drapeau features sporting events, children’s festivals, and cultural events for all.
Getting to Jean-Drapeau Park
Jean-Drapeau Park is located east of downtown Montreal. You can reach the Jean-Drapeau Park by métro, car, bicycle or boat. The park is named after Jean Drapeau, the late mayor of Montreal who brought Expo 67 to Montreal.