Plage Dore

Address: Canada

Latitude: 56.1303660

Longitude: -106.3467710

Time Zone: Heure Normale du Centre

Categories: Activities

Tags: Outdoors, Family

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Plage Dore is somewhat unique in that it's a man-made beach along a man-made lake on a man-made island, the Ile Notre-Dame. However, the lake's more than 1.3 million square feet afford plenty of opportunities for swimming, beach volleyball and low-key activities in the water. You can also rent boats or rest at nearby shops and restaurants. Because the water is only about 5 feet deep, there is no diving allowed, and more rigorous watersports such as skiing are prohibited. However, the pluses are that the water is generally cleaner than the surrounding river water, and the atmosphere is quieter and more low-key.

You can easily access the Plage Dore from downtown Montreal via the Montreal Metro if you exit at the Jean-Drapeau station. Admission during the day is CAN $8 per adult, $7 per senior and $4 for children ages 6 to 13. After 4 p.m., prices are reduced to $5 per adult and $2.75 per child ages 6 to 13. Children 5 and under are free all day. A lifeguard is on duty from June to August, when the beach is open. The Plage Dore is located quite close to the Jardin des Floralies, so you can tour the blooms if you get bored of beach activity.

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