Good news: Verdun’s urban beach is now open to the public.
Bad news: we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic.
As such, Verdun’s one-year-old beach has adopted some pretty strict health precautions to limit the potential spread of the disease.
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Beachgoers will be permitted access to the site in waves (no pun intended) at a maximum of 80 people every 45 minutes and everyone is to show up to the beach already wearing their bathing suits.
Locals are asked to call 514 280-0789 to find out if the water is swimmable every day before diving in.
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The beach’s bathrooms will be open but guests will not be permitted to use the shower services.
The free urban beach, located in Arthur-Therrien Park, behind the Verdun Auditorium, is open every day from 10 am to 7 pm but is subject to close without warning during bad weather.