The waterfall site has been closed for restoration, but a Tourisme Percé spokesperson confirmed to MTL Blog that it should reopen in June. However, there is no set reopening date at the time of writing.
With the ongoing work in the park, Percé aims to "enhance the visitor experience for [residents] and visitors, to make the site safer and improve access to it, while preserving the integrity and beauty of this exceptional jewel," according to information shared with MTL Blog.
In 2021, the city "plans to review the signage, secure the staircase, renovate a sanitary block, ensure a presence on the site, control and charge for access to the site and ensure that sanitary measures are respected."
Access to the park is free for Percé residents. The entrance fee for non-residents aged 13 and older is $7 as of June 21.
Get all the details below.
"Emerald River" in Percé, Quebec
Price: $7 for non-residents aged 13 and older
When: Opening scheduled for June 2021
Address: Chemin de la Carrière, Barachois, QC
Why You Need To Go: To take a dip (at your own risk) in the famous emerald-green waters.
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MTLàTABLE is back with set menus at your favourite eateries!
MTLàTABLE is back this year, and around 100 Montreal restaurants are participating in the city-wide food festival between June and October. You can get three-course meals at some of the city's best eateries starting at $20.
MTLàTABLE has revamped its format for 2021 complete with table d'hôte menus, fresh local produce and prizes you can win for simply dining out.
You can filter your preferences by neighbourhood, price, cuisine and more.
Contests & weekly draws
Each meal you buy at the festival's participating restaurants makes you eligible to win one of five weekly draw prizes like a $50 SAQ gift card and a $75 pre-paid VISA card to spend at the participating restaurants.
There are also eight 'Food & Fun Packages' to be won throughout the event, which include two nights in a Montreal hotel.
All you have to do is scan a restaurant's QR code every time you visit to earn a 'fork' and participate in the weekly draw.
Quebec-grown produce & food products
This year's edition of the festival will also focus on fresh seasonal harvests in Quebec, with recipes tailored to in-season produce.
In June and July, restaurants will serve dishes with beets from the Montérégie region, strawberries from Île d’Orléans and raspberries from the Eastern Townships, as well as broccoli from the Capitale-Nationale region, zucchini from the Laurentians and other green vegetables from Quebec.
In August, field tomatoes, leeks, blueberries, and green beans from across the province — from Bas-Saint-Laurent to Lanaudière — will adorn restaurant plates across Montreal.
In September and October, the fall harvest begins, and restaurants will serve soups and stews that include Quebec carrots, morels, oyster mushrooms, eggplants and acorn squash.
Autumn brings the return of apples to Quebec orchards, and restaurants will make use of locally-grown apples on their dishes toward the end of the festival.
The organization is urging Montrealers and Lavalois.es to "[remain] vigilant when near the water" — and to learn CPR.
"Survival can hinge on how quickly CPR is performed as the survival rate of a person who goes into cardiac arrest decreases by up to 10% for every minute without treatment," Urgences-santé wrote in a press release.
It also said its "medical dispatchers can instruct callers on how to perform a cardiac massage until the responders' arrival."
Urgences-santé further recommends that swimming parties appoint a "dedicated watcher."
In a summer 2020 interview with MTL Blog, a spokesperson for the Société de Sauvetage also advised Quebecers to wear life jackets when in the water, research potential dangers at every swimming location, swim with other people and limit alcohol consumption.
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