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Parc Jean-Drapeau Running Route Map




About Parc Jean-Drapeau Running Route


Parc Jean-Drapeau

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Biodome Montreal

Biodome Montreal

Casino Montreal

Casino Montreal

Montreal Half Marathon - Francois Jarry

Montreal Half Marathon


Situated on Île Sainte-Hélène, named after Samuel de Champlain’s wife, the 4.3 km route runs through a portion of Parc Jean-Drapeau. Each April, the park hosts thousands of runners who take part in the Montreal Half Marathon. In 1967, The island was home to the EXPO 67 aka the 1967 World’s Fair and has many notable sites: the La Ronde amusement park, Montreal Biosphere (which features a geodesic dome designed by Buckmister Fuller).

The route also has picturesque views of the St. Lawrence River and Montreal’s downtown skyline. If you want a bit of a longer route, Île Sainte-Hélène connects to Île Notre-Dame which features the F1 racing track, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and Casino Montreal.

While there are no hotels on the island, the route is accesbile by staying in Old Port or Downtown and then taking the Yellow Line Metro or a running over the Jacques Cartier Bridge to the park.

See our list of recommended Montreal hotels for runners.



Top-Ranked Montreal Hotels for Runners


Hôtel Alt Montréal Fitness Center

#1 Hôtel Alt Montréal

Located only 120 meters from the Old Port/Lachine Canal running trail, Hôtel Alt Montréal offers a great location at a very affordable price. In the midst of winter or muggy summer day, the Hôtel Alt offers two top-quality treadmills for those who prefer to stay inside.

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Omni Hotel Montreal Treadmills

#2 Omni Mont-Royal Hotel

Only steps away from the Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal, Omni Mont-Royal offers a great value with an excellent fitness center. If the snow and ice of winter has set in or you're not a fan of hitting the trails, the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel offers three top-quality treadmills.

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott

#3 SpringHill Suites by Marriott

With a great location in the Old Port, dining, entertainment and the running path along the Lachine Canal are only steps away from the property. The SpringHill Suite's fitness center is a bit more cramped than the top 2 but does feature a pair of treadmills.

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Hotel ActivRank Closest Running Route Distance to Route Property Type Treadmill Reservation Link
Hôtel Alt Montréal 1 Old Port/Lachine Canal 120 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Omni Mont-Royal Hotel 2 Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal 700 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
SpringHill Suites by Marriott 3 Old Port/Lachine Canal 220 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal 4 Old Port/Lachine Canal 110 meters Hotel No Check Price & Availability
Le Petit Hotel Montreal 5 Old Port/Lachine Canal 130 meters Hotel No Check Price & Availability
Sofitel 6 Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal 650 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Best Western Ville-Marie 7 Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal 650 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Hôtel Le Cantlie Suites 8 Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal 700 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Hotel Nelligan 9 Old Port/Lachine Canal 100 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Hotel Place D'Armes 10 Old Port/Lachine Canal 500 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability


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