The New Champlain Bridge wasn’t the only new addition to the city’s waterline this weekend as Verdun’s long-awaited urban beach opened to the public.
The highly-anticipated city-side beach was originally slated to open for Montreal’s 37th anniversary.
After years of fumbling with federal and provincial authorizations to complete the project, the borough of Verdun finally announced the beach was ready to open.
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The urban beach, located in Arthur-Therrien Park, just off of Gaétan-Laberge Boulevard near Hickson Street, includes full sand, hammocks, a brick pathway, access to the bike path, and kayak rentals.
All is well that ends well as Montrealers were treated to an absolutely gorgeous weekend to spend at the new beach.
Instagram was buzzing with photos of people splashing around inside the St-Lawrence River. If you didn’t get a chance to check out Verdun’s new beach, let these pics tide you over until you do.
Verdun Beach is open every day until September 2.