Another beach has opened in Montreal just in time for la Fête nationale. Jean-Doré Beach, located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, reopened for the summer season on June 23 and — in addition to just chilling on the sand — there are a whole host of activities you can do there.
Obviously, swimming is the main attraction. The beach is located along Lac de l'Île Notre Dame, which is typically a calm body of water.
The lake even has a 300-metre open-water swimming course with three lanes marked off specifically for swimming — whether you're a competitive athlete or looking for casual exercise.
Besides swimming, you can also play beach volleyball, grab snacks or drinks at the restaurant or rent watercraft — from kayaks to stand-up paddleboards (SUP). New this year, you can bring your own kayak or SUP.
If you're looking for a different kind of challenge, Jean-Doré Beach is home to "Aquazilla," a 30-by-35-metre inflatable floating obstacle course — complete with slides, platforms for jumping into the water, a trampoline and more.
Jean-Doré Beach is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until August 22.
Jean-Doré Beach Opens For 2021
Price: $9 for adults, $ 4.50 for children, free for 2-year-olds and under and $22 for a family composed of 2 parents and 2 children — plus additional fees for rentals or activities
When: June 23 to August 22, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 151, circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Summer in Montreal is short — soak up as many beach days as you can.