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Parc Jean-Drapeau
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Location Montreal, Quebec
Type Park
Built 1963-1967
Opened 1967
Expanded 1990
Owner City of Montreal
Former Names Parc Des Iles
Website http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com

Parc Jean-Drapeau (formerly called Parc des Îles) is situated South of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, right in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. It comprises two islands, Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame.

HistoryEdit

Each year Île Notre-Dame hosts the Grand Prix of Montreal which takes place on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Montreal Casino, the Beach, the Olympic Basin, the Floralies Gardens and the pavillon of Canada are also located on this island. Île Sainte-Hélène hosts "La Ronde" amusement park belonging to Six Flags as well as the Complexe aquatique de l'île Sainte-Hélène (Aquatic Complex), public pools built for the FINA championships in 2005. The site was largely built for and hosted the 1967 World's Fair.

The park was renamed in honour of Jean Drapeau, the late mayor of Montreal and initiator of the Expo 67 exposition themed "Man and his World" or, in French, "Terre des Hommes".

It is the site of the studio of Radio-Classique Montréal as well as the site of many outdoor concerts. The likes of mega-bands Radiohead, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden and Nickelback have performed in the park. The Vans Warped Tour and the Osheaga Festival is also located there almost every year. The metal festival Heavy MTL will also be held there annually.

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