On the heels of the Olympic Basin’s reopening, the next facility to do so is Jean-Doré Beach, whose official opening will occur on Saturday, July 11. The time has come to safely enjoy the summer season with family and friends at this veritable island of refreshing coolness, in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau, which is just a few steps from home.
An exciting beach, with a wide range of water activities
Again this summer, the Parc will be the perfect spot for everyone, whether it’s to loll in the sun, organize a sand-castle making contest or a family picnic, enjoy a relaxing time amid nature or simply to stretch out near a refreshing body of water.
The Parc’s partners are back again this year to provide beachgoers with a host of activities to do on the water:
- Écorécréo is renting out canoes, kayaks and pedal boats so you can discover the Jean-Doré Beach lakes and lagoons.
- Aquazilla is again setting up its huge inflatable structures that include obstacle courses, slides and platforms, to delight people of all ages – starting on July 15.
Whether you’re an athlete or a casual swimmer, the Parc is also laying out, in the lake sector of the Beach, a 300-metre course for open-water swimming. With three well-marked lanes, the set-up is ideal, both for competitive training and an introduction to the sport, while allowing swimmers to enjoy this body of water at a whole other level. Please note that, to maintain the recommended 10-metre physical distancing between swimmers, the capacity of each course is limited to 30 people/beach time.
New measures – health and safety at the Parc
The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau has been getting ready to welcome visitors with specific action plans to comply with health and safety measures. The Beach’s capacity has been reduced to 866 people, in compliance with the physical distancing recommendations by the INSPQ, Québec’s public health department.
How do I register at Jean-Doré beach?
Visitors are now required to reserve a beach time in the morning or afternoon, and they must be there at the appointed time, since the arrival times have been slightly staggered to ease gatherings at the entrance. A one-hour interval between the two time periods is scheduled, so that the site can be thoroughly disinfected. The online reservation system will be operative as of Wednesday, July 8 on the Parc Jean-Drapeau web site.
Beach-time reservation AM Group PM Group 1. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 1. 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2. 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Swimmers must come to the Beach with their swimsuit already on and they must have their personal flotation device beforehand, if needed, because the changing rooms and the equipment-lending system on site will not be available. Many stations to wash and disinfect your hands have been set up on site and quotas on the number of visitors allowed in the washrooms at the same time are also in effect.
Price-grid, concessions and how to get there
Jean-Doré Beach is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until September 7. Admission fees for a beach time are $8 per adult, $4 per child (aged 3 to 13 years old), free for children 2 and under and $20 for a family composed of two parents and two children.
For visitors who want to enjoy a bite to eat, Jean-Doré Beach also has a variety of food offerings on the site, a menu that includes paninis, salads, snacks, iced treats and beverages for all.
A shuttle service provided by the STM (number 767) is available from the Jean-Drapeau subway station. You can also easily get to the Beach by bike, using Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Visitors can get to the Beach from the South entrance, near the P4 parking lot.
About Parc Jean-Drapeau
Just a few steps from home, Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a wealth of green spaces and attractions along the Saint Lawrence River, making it a one-of-a-kind place in Canada. Easily accessible by the subway, use of public transportation to get to the Parc is strongly recommended to make your trip an even more enjoyable experience.
For all information about Parc Jean-Drapeau’s events and activities, please go to
parcjeandrapeau.com or follow us on social media @parcjeandrapeau.