We were saddened to hear that the free public boardwalk set up under the Jacques Cartier Bridge last summer, otherwise known as the Village Éphémère, would not be returning this year, but it seems the project will in fact make its triumphant comeback, and with a new name.
After a successful crowd-sourcing campaign and some help from the city, Village au Pied-du-Courant will set up shop on Notre Dame just east of Parthenais to once again create a hippy-chic boardwalk village along Montreal's iconic waterfront.
Just another way this city truly embraces summer to the fullest, and much like its predecessor before it, Village au Pied-du-Courant will feature all the good stuff we love the most like art installations, food trucks, cafes, live music, film screenings, chill terrasses, and most importantly, a licensed bar.
The project is being piloted by Pépinière & Co., the same masterminds behind Les Jardins Gamelin, so we know Village au Pied-du-Courant will no doubt be just another one of many Montreal hot spots we'll be frequenting all summer long.
Village au Pied-du-Courant will be hosting its grand opening on Friday, June 26 and will be open Thursday through Sunday until about mid September.