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Montreal Families

Jean-Doré beach set to open

With the scorching temperatures this summer, families will now have another place to cool down as Jean-Doré Beach at Parc Jean-Drapeau opens on Saturday, July 11.

Again this summer, families can swim at the beach, organize a sand-castle making contest or a family picnic, enjoy a relaxing time amid nature or simply stretch out near a refreshing body of water. Also well, partners of Parc Jean-Drapeau will provide families 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 setting up its huge inflatable structures that include obstacle courses, slides and platforms, to delight people of all ages – starting on July 15.

The park 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 for both competitive training and casual swimming.

The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is complying with health and safety measures by reducing the beach’s capacity to 866 people. Visitors are 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 the number of people gathering 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 is available on its website.

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.

People must arrive dressed in swimsuits and have a life jacket because the changing rooms and the equipment-lending system 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 will also be in effect.

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 of two parents and two children. For visitors who want to enjoy a bite to eat, there are a variety of food offerings on the site, a menu that includes paninis, salads, snacks, iced treats and drinks.

A shuttle service provided by the STM (number 767) is available from the Jean-Drapeau metro 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.


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