Located behind the Verdun Auditorium, the beach has excellent public transit access, with the De l’Église metro station nearby as well as two bus lines (routes 37 and 12). It is also accessible by bike along the waterfront bicycle path. The beach access is free of charge.
The beach is universally accessible from the entrance to the site to the swimming zone.
- The urban beach is open as of July 2, 2020.
- You must comply with all health directives and current physical distancing rules.
- Site access will be limited to 80 people at a time, and there will be a rotation every 45 minutes. The borough will adjust its capacity throughout the summer in accordance with public health directives issued by the Direction régionale de Santé publique de Montréal.
- In order to comply with health and safety measures, swimmers must come to the beach with their bathing suits on and equipped with life jackets for their kids if they need them.
- Residents can call 514-280-0789 to find out if swimming is allowed. The borough is being very cautious about water quality to ensure the health and safety of swimmers. Swimming may be prohibited during violent storms or as a preventive measure before and after rainfall. Swimming may also be prohibited for 24 to 72 hours if stormwater or sewage system drainage is overloaded. The duration will depend on the severity of the situation.
- When there is no lifeguard in the swimming area, swimming is not recommended and is at your own risk due to high water levels and heavy currents.