To start your journey, make your way to Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Espace 67 right outside the yellow line metro station “Jean-Drapeau.”
Please note that your ticket purchase designates your starting time (10:00 AM or 12:00 PM). You WILL NOT be able to check in before your assigned time.
Here are some different transportation methods to help you come and go from Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal: For an overview of all the ways to get to Parc Jean-Drapeu please click here .
The closest airport to Parc Jean-Drapeau is Montréal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport - 24 KM away 975 Roméo-Vachon Boulevard North, Dorval, Quebec, H4Y 1H1
Air Transit - Flying direct from Montréal’s Trudeau International Airport to over 141 destinations world wide, it’s never been easier to get to Montréal for Pokémon GO Safari Zone than with Air Canada. Air Canada is pleased to offer Trainers attending Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal exclusive discounts on flights to and from Montréal. To book, head over to www.aircanada.com and use code CG9YFJ61.
The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) provides train and bus routes to Parc Jean-Drapeau through the city and the airport. Additional information and route planning can be found by clicking here. From the Metro Yellow Line, exit at station “Jean-Drapeau”
Quebec’s Exo rail network can be used for traveling from the Montréal suburbs. Details on riding Exo and a map of nearby Exo stations can be found by clicking here.
Grab a cab and get dropped off at Parc Jean-Drapeau on the corner of Rue des Seagulls and Chemin du Tour de l’isle. Follow event signage.
Bicycles may not be ridden along the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal course, but they are a great way to reach Parc Jean-Drapeau. Visit Route Verte to plan your trip. For more information on Montréal’s bike share program, Bixi, click here.
Limited, paid parking is available on Île Sainte-Hélène at Stationnement P-10 / P-9 located along Chemin du Tour de l'isle behind the Biosphere or on Île Notre Dame at Stationnement P-2 located along Chemin du Chenal le Moyne. For a full list of available parking and fees please click here. Due to limited parking, Trainers are encouraged to utilize public transportation or rideshare to reach Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Convenient, Accessible paid parking is available on Île Sainte Hélène at Stationnement P-9 located along Chemin du Tour de l'isle behind the Biosphere or on Île Notre Dame at Stationnement P-2 located along Chemin du Chenal le Moyne. For a full list of available parking and fees, please click here.
The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) provides accessibility services on many of their routes and stations. To find out more, please click here.
A jewel nestled in the St. Lawrence River, Parc Jean-Drapeau is without doubt one of Montréal’s most precious assets and a one-of-a-kind place in Canada. Discover this rich urban park spread amongst Île Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame and enjoy outdoor activities including kilometres of cycling paths, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, public art, colourful gardens and walking trails that provide an amazing view of downtown Montréal. The park is also home to partners like the Casino de Montréal, La Ronde, Stewart Museum, the Biosphere and environment museum. Heir of Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympic Games, Parc Jean-Drapeau continues to inspire millions of visitors annually by the quality of its facilities including its rental venues and diversified programming, both cultural (Osheaga, Heavy Montréal, Piknic Electronik, winter festival, etc.) and sports (F1 Canadian Grand Prix, dragon boat races, etc.). The use of public transportation to get to Parc Jean-Drapeau is strongly suggested. Visit our website to plan your visit and learn more about how to get to each attraction.
The park is home to the annual Formula 1 race. The perimeter of the park is lined by the F1 track Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve that is frequented daily by local cyclists. That said, attendees should be cautious when crossing the F1 track and follow the directions given by crossing guards.
Saint Lawrence River
The park is located on an island surrounded by the Saint Lawrence River. Attendees should stay on the designated paths and avoid walking near the river and canals. No gameplay will be in these areas.
Please note that your ticket purchase designates your starting time (10:00 AM or 12:00 PM). You WILL NOT be able to check in before your assigned time.
- Trainers can register to purchase tickets on a first-come-first-served basis through the event’s online ticketing portal as soon as sales begin. There is a set amount of Trainers that can go through the purchase flow at once so if this is exceeded, there will be a digital waiting room to allow Trainers in slowly.
- Each purchaser may buy up to four tickets for a specific day. Purchasers are unable to purchase more than four tickets to the event.
- Each Trainer must also submit a valid email address. Any valid email address may be used.
- To ensure a great experience, Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal Ticket holders may only purchase tickets for one day out of the three day event.
- Trainers will be given the option of purchasing general admission or early access tickets for each day as supplies last.
- As the event approaches, ticket purchasers will receive their ticket promo codes via the email provided during the purchase. Each code can be redeemed for one ticket matching the day and time purchased during registration.
- To redeem ticket promo codes:
- Open the Pokémon GO app then tap the Events menu button.
- Open the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal event page.
- Look for the link to “Redeem Promo Code” and tap it to enter the code and add your ticket. To ensure a smooth check-in experience, redeem your code by 8 September. Except for child accounts, all Trainers must redeem their own code; Trainers are unable to redeem codes for Friends.
- Child Accounts: When entering a promo code, parents can select the option to claim on behalf of a child and will need to enter their child’s Pokémon GO Trainer Nickname. (The parent’s game account email must match the email on file for the child’s game account.) This process can be repeated for multiple children.
To begin your Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal experience, simply arrive at Parc Jean-Drapeau on the date and time of your purchased ticket. Ticket holders may only attend one day of the event. Trainers who do not have a valid ticket will be unable to see or interact with Pokémon within the park.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is also a ticket holder.
If you do not have a ticket to Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal, you will not be able to see any gameplay in Parc Jean-Drapeau. However, many Pokémon featured in Parc Jean-Drapeau will be appearing all around the world on September 20th - 22nd.
The Help/Information Tents are located outside the Metro and in the Beach area. Stop by to get answers to your questions, receive PokéStop registration help, learn about the accessibility plan, return found items or look for lost items, and learn more about Pokémon GO!
Pokémon GO Safari Zone is proud to support nursing mothers during the event. An air-conditioned and private lactation area is available in the Watersports Pavilion. Please visit the nearest help desk for the exact location.
How can I make sure, as a visitor from outside Canada, that there are no issues with my mobile data connection at the event?
Attending Pokémon Go Safari Zone Montréal from outside of Canada? Make sure to check with your home carrier to set up international data roaming to ensure you don’t have any issues on event day. Alternatively, Trainers can purchase a SIM card from one of Canada’s three major cellular companies: Rogers, Telus or Bell. SIM cards are offered at stores throughout the city of Montréal.
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Think about what you bring. Pack a refillable water bottle and take advantage of convenient water refilling stations. Choose reusable bags or totes for your supplies and souvenir items to help eliminate plastic bag waste. Avoid buying one-time use items and disposing of them while in the park.
Stick to the Path
While playing, make sure to stick to designated paths and avoid any areas that are closed off. When vegetation is trampled, there is a greater chance that either weeds will grow back in its place or nothing will grow back at all. If everyone taking part in Pokémon GO Safari Zone strayed from the path, Parc Jean - Drapeau could suffer severe impacts, so help us take care of the park by sticking to dedicated paths and trails.
Pack it in, Pack it out
Our goal for Pokémon GO Safari Zone is to leave the park better than we found it. As much as possible, things you bring into the park should leave with you, too. For other trash, Pokémon GO Zone will have trash and recycling stations around Parc Jean - Drapeau for your use. Even leftover biodegradable materials, such as food scraps, should be disposed of in a trashcan. Though these items are biodegradable, they are not native to Montréal and can create an eyesore for others. A general rule of thumb is to ask yourself, “Would this be here if I wasn’t?” If the answer is no, then the best practice is to pack it out with you and dispose of it properly.
Keep Wildlife Wild
Observe wildlife from a distance and never feed them human food. Animals can become dependent on leftover food or trash and become aggressive as a result. By sticking to paths and not approaching wildlife, you avoid stressing animals or damaging their habitat.
Leave It As You Find It
If each visitor picked a flower, collected a rock, or didn’t properly dispose of waste, then the natural habitat would be depleted. Leave the parks and city as you find them to protect the habitat of plants and animals, as well as the outdoor experience of millions of visitors. Even better, with the help of fellow Trainers, we can leave Montréal better than we found it.
Garbage/refuse collection and disposal is ultimately the responsibility of everyone. Any and all refuse generated must be properly disposed of in garbage receptacles located throughout the park. Please dispose of your trash in the correct recycling and regular receptacles.
All ticket holders are allowed to re-enter the festival throughout the day. Only ticket holders will be able to participate in the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal experience and specialized elements.
Need help? Are you lost? Security guards located throughout Parc Jean-Drapeau can provide assistance. If additional assistance is needed, call 9-1-1 and the applicable assistance will be provided.
The following items are ALLOWED:
- Standard school-sized backpacks only
- Blankets, sheets, towels
- Cameras (basic point-and-shoot consumer-grade cameras)
- Sealed sunscreen lotion (no aerosol containers)
- Empty hydration packs and water bottles (plastic or aluminum). Max size 36oz.
- Pre-packaged food
- Factory sealed bottles of water or empty reusable water bottles (free water filling stations are available onsite)
- Collapsible Umbrella
The following items are PROHIBITED:
- Large backpacks (no frames or camping gear)
- Cigarettes, e-cigs or vaping devices
- Aerosol containers (including sunscreen and personal beauty products)
- Any glass containers or bottles
- Any and all professional audio recording equipment
- Any and all professional video equipment
- Camera accessories such as: selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, GoPro mounts and attachments, or other commercial equipment
- Drones or any other remote flying device
- Totems, flags, banners
- Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)
- Framed backpacks
- Glass containers
- Weapons or explosives of any kind (including firearms, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
- Water or squirt guns
- Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
- Drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Alcohol of any kind
- Professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
- Pets (except for service animals)
- Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts (including red wagons) or any personal motorized vehicles
- Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
- Preparation or cooking of food onsite
- Anything that requires being affixed to park features, such as to the trees or shrubs
- Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including pamphlets, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.
- No chairs of any kind
Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal is accessible, including accessible entrances and restrooms. For more information, patrons are directed to visit the Help/Information counters during operational hours. The Help/Information Tents are located at the Metro stop near the main entrance to the Safari Zone and in the Beach area near the Team Lounges. Services offered at the Help/Information tent include, but are not limited to: Answers to questions specific to the accessibility program Information relevant to our patrons with disabilities Information on where the power outlets for charging powered mobility devices are located within the Park Note, these services are on a first-come, first-served basis
Please note, station Jean-Drapeau is not accessible for those needing wheelchairs or mobility devices, please see the “Accessible Parking & Transportation” section for more info.
If you encounter a guest with a disability who has any access questions or needs assistance, please direct them to the Help/Information tent.
A friendly reminder to be considerate of all Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal attendees: Never ask the nature of a person’s disability. Never push a mobility device/wheelchair – but you can help clear crowds as appropriate.
Convenient accessible paid parking is available on Île Sainte Hélène at Stationnement P-9 located along Chemin du Tour de l'isle behind the Biosphere or on île Notre Dame at Stationnement P-2 located along Chemin du Chenal le Moyne. For a full list of available parking and fees please click here.
Please note that the Metro station Jean-Drapeau is not accessible for those using wheelchairs or mobility devices. It is recommended that Trainers needing wheelchair or mobility accessible transportation to utilize Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) paratransit services. More information on this service can be found by clicking here.
Alternatively, the water taxi that leaves from Montréal’s Old Port (Jacques-Cartier Pier) is fully accessible and picks up and drops off near station “Jean-Drapeau.” From there, Trainers can follow onsite signage to begin their Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal experience. For more information on the water taxi please click here.
The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) provides accessibility services on many of their routes and stations throughout the city of Montréal. To find out more please click here.
The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) provides accessibility services on many of their routes and stations. To find out more please click here.
The Park grounds are accessible, but please be aware that this is a venue with distances between attractions. The length of the experience is almost three and a half kilometers. Also, it is an outdoor festival situated in a park and across city streets. Therefore, most travel is over natural terrain and pathways. If it should rain, there will be mud in some places. Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal does not provide personal care, golf cart rides, or push services of any kind or wheelchairs for rent or loan. Guests should make arrangements in advance if a wheelchair is needed and plan to bring attendants, if needed.
Motorized vehicles, such as Segways and golf carts, are not allowed.
Accessible portable toilets are available at the end of each row of restrooms throughout the park.
For a comprehensive overview of Parc Jean-Drapeau’s accessibility features, please click here.
A patron requiring insulin is allowed to bring their medically necessary materials and medications provided all medicine has a prescription label with the patron’s name. Out of concern for the festival staff who handle the trash, patrons are expected to dispose of medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal located at the medical area, located in the Watersports Pavilion. Please do not dispose of these items in other trash bins at the event.
If additional support is required, please check-in at the medical area located in the Watersports Pavilion.
Animals and pets are not allowed within the festival grounds or attractions.
Guests with service animals will need to show documentation of service animal status to security upon entrance.
Prepackaged food and bottled water is allowed in the festival. There will also be Food Trucks and Concessions if you want to purchase food.
Food trucks and snack concessions will be located in the beach area.
Free water filling stations are located along the course in the following locations:
- Entrance to course
- Beach area
- Across from the Etats-Unis Garden
Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montréal will have food vendors that provide special dietary options. Please visit the Help/Information counter for a full list of vendors and further information.
The event will take place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. In the case of extreme weather, directions to the nearest shelters will be communicated to the attendees. Shelter locations will also be listed on the event map.
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