Residents of Charlevoix have the habit of seeing a large number of tourists marching through their area during the summer season, but they are still amazed at the amount of people that are there this year in the context of the disease coronavirus.
“We did not expect such a traffic, that’s interesting”, said the mayor of Baie-Saint-Paul, Jean Fortin, on Saturday, in an interview with TVA News.
The City has also had to put in place several measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in the community and among tourists.
Several hand-washing stations have been installed along the main artery of the municipality, the rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, where there are several galleries item Of the marking on the ground also indicates the direction in which people must travel in the street, which is pedestrianised on the weekends for the summer. The visitors are thus invited to keep a distance of two metres from each other.
The train de Charlevoix is back in service
After having announced the cancellation of its season 2020, the Train de Charlevoix has finally resumed the service due to the high traffic in the area.
“The region is full. The customer-tourist is in search of a tourist offer”, explained the director general of the Train of Charlevoix, Nancy Belley.
The journey, however, has been revised and only the section between Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie is open.
Of course, due to the new coronavirus, the health measures have been adjusted to comply with the regulations in force.