A day at the Montreal Old Port is an emphatically visceral experience. You leave your inhibitions behind and let yourself go hurtling over the Bonsecour Basin while hanging from a zipline or roaring through the river in a Saute-Moutons jet boat. With the sunshine here again, the area is gradually emerging from COVID-19 lockdown with the launch of its summer season on June 20, the Old Port of Montreal Corporation announced Thursday.\nThe weekend will mark the return of many of the activities that Montrealers have come to know and love.\nAnd with travellers everywhere facing difficulties thanks to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, the time to take a mini-staycation with a trip to the Old Port might be now.\nKids and families — or adults who are young at heart — will be able to enjoy the Tyrolienne urban MTL Zipline and Quick Jump, the Voiles en Voiles family adventure park, and quadricycle and paddle boat rentals courtesy of Écorécréo.\nIf you’re hungry after all that, the Old Port also offers a number of restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, and markets.\nThe popular Marché des Éclusiers and Terraces Bonsecours are also reopening.\nAdults will be able to enjoy the famous Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau, when is partially reopens for massage therapy on June 22.\nThey’ll also be able to take in the sun and surf at the Clock Tower Beach starting July 3 while La Grande Roue de Montreal is preparing to welcome visitors as soon as orders permit.\nView this post on Instagram Vue sur notre magnifique métropole. 😍 | What a view! 😍 . . . Crédit photo : Shalom Serraf . . . #vieuxportmtl #oldportmtl #mtl #montrealjetaime #quebecoriginal #cinqcentquatorze #mtlmoments #lgrdm #py1 #alegria A post shared by Vieux-Port de Montréal (@vieuxportmtl) on Jun 5, 2019 at 5:48am PDT\nIn accordance with government orders, all major events have been canceled until August 31, including Canada Day celebrations.\nCirque du Soleil was scheduled to premiere its new show, Under the Same Sky, at the Old Port in April but that has been postponed until spring 2021, according to a statement.\nView this post on Instagram Tous les mardis de l’été, dès 18h, venez pratiquer le yoga en plein air à la plage de l’Horloge! Lien dans la bio pour les détails✨| Every Tuesdays, at 6 P.M., enjoy an outdoor yoga experience at the Clock Tower Beach! Link in bio for details ✨ . . . . . #vieuxportmtl #oldportmtl #mtl #montrealjetaime #cinqcentquatorze #mtlmoments #clocktowerbeach #plagedelhorloge #yoga A post shared by Vieux-Port de Montréal (@vieuxportmtl) on Jul 22, 2019 at 1:06pm PDT\nThe Science Centre, which has been encouraging homebound offspring to get out there and learn about stuff for years now, is currently working on a reopening plan for the summer.\nView this post on Instagram Un soleil radieux pour le lancement de la programmation estivale du @botabotamtl! . . . . . #vieuxportmtl #oldportmtl #botabota #mtl #montrealjetaime #summer A post shared by Vieux-Port de Montréal (@vieuxportmtl) on May 29, 2018 at 3:15pm PDT\nIn preparation for the reopening, the Old Port is enacting all the usual COVID-19 safety measures including rigorous cleaning, physical distancing, and the installation of hand sanitizer stations.\nThe Old Port of Montreal welcomes seven million visitors every year, making it the most popular touristic site in Quebec.