The Esplanade

The outdoor spaces of the Olympic Park’s Esplanade can accommodate small and large events a like. It is made up of nine surfaces of varying sizes spread across four levels.


  • Monday to Sunday: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Vans Skatepark

This international-caliber skatepark is located in the 900 section of the Esplanade, near Sherbrooke street, and is the first such permanent facility to be installed at an existing Olympic site.

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The Esplanade’s shape was inspired by aquatic wildlife. Seen from above, the organic shape of the Esplanade reflects the sea and its wildlife—which was the inspiration behind the Olympic Park itself.

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How to get here

By car
P1 underground parking located at 4545 Pierre-De-Coubertin ave. or P2 located at 4141 Pierre-De-Coubertin ave.

By active transportation
Bike access via bike paths located on Rachel street, Maisonneuve Park and Bennett street. Bike racks are available just steps from the Centre’s entrance. There’s also a Bixi station on Pierre-de- Coubertin avenue, near Pie-IX Metro station.

Public transport
A 5-minute walk from Viau metro station (green line) as well as stops for busses 34, 125 and 439.

Access for people with reduced mobility
The Esplanade is accessible to people with reduced mobility, and adapted sanitary facilities are available at the administration office entrance at 4141 Pierre-De-Coubertin ave. for anyone who uses a wheelchair.