Pedestrians and cyclists

On this page, pedestrians and cyclists can find different information about places to explore, viewpoints to discover, and the paths’ seasons of use. Signs have been put up so that you can see at a glance whether a path is open or closed.

Project: simulation of winter operations

During winter 2019-2020, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated will carry out simulated winter operations on the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path in which 25 test cyclists will participate. JCCBI aims at refining maintenance, monitoring and communications protocols in actual conditions to assess the level of service that can be provided on the path during the winter. For all the details

Update on the winter operation simulation

Winter closure

JCCBI would like to advise pedestrians and cyclists that the multipurpose path and sidewalk of the Jacques Cartier Bridge will be closed for winter 2019-2020 starting on Friday, December 20 (10:00 p.m.).

The multipurpose path and sidewalk will reopen in spring 2020 as weather conditions permit and when the surface is safe for use by cyclists and pedestrians.

Press release

Jacques Cartier Bridge Multipurpose Path Complete winter closure of the Multipurpose path

You can cross the St. Lawrence River by bike, and even take the access ramp to spend some time at Parc Jean-Drapeau, thanks to the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path. Located on the upstream side of the bridge, the 2.7-km path lets you admire a spectacular view of downtown, Mount Royal and the Old Port.

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Jacques Cartier Bridge Sidewalk Complete winter closure of the sidewalk

Located on the downstream side of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the sidewalk stretches over 2.7 km and has an incredible view of the east side of the city and the Port of Montreal. Enhance your excursion through the pedestrian crossing of the Île Sainte-Hélène pavilion, where a large mural takes you on a quick trip back in time.

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Bicycle Path on the Estacade Winter closure of the bicycle path of the Champlain Bridge Estacade

Looking for an exceptional view of the St. Lawrence River and the Champlain Bridge? During the day and evening, cyclists and pedestrians can take the 2-km bicycle path over the ice control structure from Île des Sœurs to the seaway dike bicycle path network.

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Melocheville Tunnel Sidewalk Complete winter closure of the sidewalk

Located near the Beauharnois generating station, the Melocheville Tunnel passes directly under the St. Lawrence Seaway to maintain a constant flow of vehicles—and pedestrians! In fact, the tunnel has a dedicated sidewalk that lets you safely walk the 1.4 km under the river.

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