Pedestrians and cyclists

Bicycle Path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure

pietons-et-cyclistes-1The ice control structure is 2,043 m long and extends west to east between Île des Sœurs and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

The ice control structure is open to pedestrians and cyclists from April to October and connects the Île des Sœurs bicycle path network to the path on the seaway dike.

The new dedicated path is 3 m wide and have a surface made of lightweight and durable material. An LED street light system will considerably improve lighting quality while decreasing energy consumption.

Opening Hours

Note that you can access the bicycle path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure as per the rules and opening dates and times of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, which manages the network. If you have any questions about this schedule, please contact the administration of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau.

Jacques Cartier Bridge Multipurpose Path and Sidewalk


The Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path is open.

The multipurpose path and sidewalk crosses the St. Lawrence River and the seaway at Île Sainte-Hélène over a distance of 2,725 m. The Corporation keeps the multipurpose path and sidewalk open for as long as possible until weather conditions make them unsafe to use.

To answer the growing demand for a safe bicycle crossing that is open year-round, and after analyzing the feasibility of keeping the path open over the winter, the Corporation will launch a pilot project this year to explore unconventional solutions that are adapted to the realities of the multipurpose path.

Engineering work should be conducted in 2017 so that we can test a section of the bridge in winter 2018.

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to advise pedestrians that the Jacques-Cartier sidewalk is now opened between the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion and Montreal.

However, the sidewalk will remain temporarily closed between the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion and Longueuil, until July, for work to reinforce the bridge approaches. Pedestrians wishing to travel to Longueuil will be able to do so by passing through the pedestrian tunnel of the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion and then using the multipurpose path.