Spanning two islands, Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame, in the middle of the St. Lawrence River between Montréal and the South Shore, the Parc Jean-Drapeau is home to a multitude of facilities and recreational opportunities that host a variety of festivals and events all year long.
Île Sainte-Hélène is home to the ever-popular La Ronde amusement park and two museums: the Biosphere’s Environment Museum and the Stewart Museum. A network of multi-disciplinary paths wind their way through this lush natural park, accentuated by some dozen public artworks along the way. The island welcomes large outdoor concerts in the summer as well as major events in the winter, including the Fête des neiges.
Meanwhile, Île Notre-Dame is a favourite destination for cycling or in-line skating enthusiasts thanks to its 25-km network of paved trails. It’s also the meeting place for car racing fans who come in droves to attend the F1 Grand Prix du Canada on the Gilles-Villeneuve track. The superb Floralies gardens in all their splendour hold a special treat for horticulturalists, nature lovers and passers-by.