Even though Montreal is an island, we have a surprising lack of water access. There's Jean Dore Beach, but that's pretty much it. Your other options include a fake beach where you can't swim, or a beach-like swimming pool which won't be open this year.
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Luckily, Verdun is in the process of building one of the coolest and most original beach setups in the province.
The beach will feature:
A nature zone
A mini library
A sport zone
A relaxation zone
According to CTV, Verdun says that the new plans will be slightly less extravagant than initially announced. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
It just means the planners will keep the area more natural, and there will be less pavement and concrete.