THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT BE HELD AT THE OLD PORT OF MONTREAL THIS YEAR. WHERE IS IT NOW?
The Festival is now located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, at the foot of the Biosphère. Exit the Jean-Drapeau metro station (yellow line) and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the activities.
WHAT ARE THE FESTIVAL’S OPENING HOURS?
• Friday, June 10: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Saturday, June 11: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Evening program from 8 to 9 p.m.
• Sunday, June 12: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHAT DO THE ACTIVITIES COST?
All Festival activities, all shows and all exhibition halls in the Biosphere are free for the weekend.
WHO ARE THE FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES FOR?
The Festival activities have been designed to appeal to a wide audience. The majority of shows, presentations and workshops will be of interest to children as young as 6 or 7. Kids from 8 to 14 will have lots of choices, as the programming was developed with them and their parents in mind. But Eurêka! has something for everyone, not just families. The program includes a number of interactive presentations by researchers and personalities from various fields, sure to fascinate visitors of all ages.
WILL ACTIVITIES BE CANCELLED IF IT RAINS?
Festival activities and shows are not cancelled if it rains, except in case of force majeure. However, some activity spaces may be closed temporarily if necessary.
IS THERE PARKING NEAR THE SITE?
There are a number of paid parking lots on Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame. However, some lots may fill up at certain times of the day. If so, you might have to walk a good fifteen minutes to reach the Festival site. Allow time to find alternative parking if you want to drive to the Festival.
To get there by other means, visit « Practical Information
ARE THERE BIKE RACKS ON THE SITE?
Parc Jean-Drapeau is a vast urban park covering more than 260 hectares on Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame. With more than 25 km of roads, trails and cycling paths, the best way to explore and get around the park is definitely by bike.
There are lots of bike racks in the park.
If you don’t have a bike or don’t want to be bothered with a bike while taking part in an activity or attending an event, there is a solution: the BIXI bike rental system.
There are several BIXI stations installed during the summer, so it is easy for people to arrive by BIXI and park, or to go on a cycling adventure after arriving by metro.
IS THERE SPECIAL ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY?
The Festival takes place outdoors, in Parc Jean-Drapeau and in the Biosphere. All the presentation areas and stages are accessible for people with reduced mobility. A team of dedicated volunteers circulating through the site will be available to help you get around as needed.
Wheelchairs are available at the Athletes’ Quarters, the Beach and the Aquatic Complex. However, these chairs can be loaned to visitors only in case of emergency. They are functional and adjusted to the meet the requirements of the site.
• Information pavilion
• Picnic tables
• Reserved parking lots
• Metro station (Jean-Drapeau, yellow line)
ARE YOU ALLOWED TO BRING YOUR LUNCH ONTO THE SITE?
Absolutely. Parc Jean-Drapeau has picnic tables and rustic picnic spots with an unobstructed view of the river. Enjoy!
ARE THERE PLACES TO EAT NEAR THE SITE?
Several food trucks offering healthy, local cuisine, reflecting the Festival’s ecologically responsible values, will be on site during the Festival. On the menu: ….à venir
You can also eat at the Parc’s restaurant, Bistro-Terrace Ste-Hélène. Located in the heart of Espace 67, the restaurant offers a varied menu, including panini, hamburgers, fries, fresh salads, coffee, beer, wine and more.
Table service is available on the terrace where you can dine and sip your favourite drink in a relaxed setting.
For nature lovers who prefer to enjoy their meal in the shade of public artworks or on the shores of the St. Lawrence, use the take-out counter for quick, courteous service.