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Jacques Cartier Bridge Multipurpose Path

The multipurpose path’s special qualities

At 2.7 km long, the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path has unique characteristics: it is located on an urban bridge, has atypical geometry, and is exposed to particular weather conditions. With its steep slopes (4.2%), limited width (2.5 m) and tight turns, the multipurpose path is a big challenge to anyone who takes it. But for those who do venture on the path, the reward is a breathtaking view of downtown Montreal and the Old Port! 

ISHP pedestrian crossing

Half-way between Montreal and the South Shore, the Île Sainte-Hélène pavilion (ISHP) has a pedestrian crossing that connects the east side (sidewalk) and west side (multipurpose path) of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. In this tunnel, two murals by Montreal artist Rafael Sottolichio take users on a journey back in time and show images of the city when it was humming to the sound of massive development projects. This tunnel is also a point of interest in the Stories and Bridges technical and historical tour.

Photo album

The bicycle maintenance station equipped with an air pump and multiple tools.

View of the clock tower in the Old Port of Montreal’s from the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path