Île Ste-Hélène

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Montreal, QC H3C 1A9- Map It
Phone: (514) 872-6120

AAA Editor Notes

Île Ste-Hélène (St. Helen's Island) is in the middle of the St. Lawrence River and reached via the Jacques-Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge from the Cité du Havre (M: Jean-Drapeau). It can also be reached by the Navettes Maritimes du Saint-Laurent (Maritime Shuttles of the St. Lawrence), which departs from Montréal and Longueuil. Together with Île Notre-Dame, the two islands make up Jean-Drapeau Park (Parc Jean-Drapeau). Visitors can walk or bike (rentals are available at the Métro station) past sculptures and buildings from Expo 67, a rose garden and historic sites such as an 1822 powder magazine and a military cemetery. In the center of the island is St. Helen's Island Park (Parc de l'Isle Ste.-Hélène), a landscaped area with picnic facilities; on the east end is the amusement park La Ronde. Note: A major construction project in the southern part of the island will continue through 2018 and includes work on the subway station concourse and the construction of an amphitheatre and accompanying event village. Picnicking is permitted.
Free. Parking mid-Apr. to mid-Nov. $6.50 for 1 hour, $13 for 2 hours, $17 per day Mon.-Thurs., $19 per day Fri.-Sun., $22-$26 for special events and fireworks. Parking rest of year $3.25 for 1 hour, $6.25 for 2 hours, $8.50 per day. Parking for La Ronde is $22 year-round, $26 for fireworks.
Hours: Island accessible daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Allow 4 hours minimum.