Verdun has announced the opening date for their long-awaited urban beach, which was originally slated to open for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
Better late than never.
After years of fumbling with federal and provincial authorizations to complete the project, the Saint Lawrence River-side beach will open to the public from June 22 to September 2.
The urban beach will be located in Arthur-Therrien Park, just off of Gaétan-Laberge Boulevard near Hickson Street.
The beach’s latest works consisted of correcting the depths of the river to the soon-to-be swimming area as well as water quality testing.
The shoreline will be accessible to people in wheelchairs with paths woven through a grassy, landscaped space.
Beachside activities will include a sandy area, hammocks, a brick pathway, access to the bike path, and kayak rentals.
Renderings of the $5 million beach can be found below and we’ll be sure to update you with real photos in the coming weeks when the beach is full of refreshed Montrealers.