Good news and bad news for the tourist attractions

Des bonnes et des mauvaises nouvelles pour les attractions touristiques

The announcement by the government of Quebec of a new stage of déconfinement of the tourism industry has been welcomed by some in the eastern Townships and Centre-du-Québec, but other actors, such as the water Park, Bromont, do not understand why they have not had the green light.

On Thursday, the government has not given the green light to the water Park in Bromont, the mountain of experiences and at the Village québécois d’antan de Drummondville, which will have to wait.

On the side of the water slides in Bromont, if the owner is Charles Désourdy, is said to be a little disappointed, he retains the hope of being able to resume its activities soon. His seasonal employees are back at work to prepare the site. According to him, he could get the green light to a reopening of the July 3.

At the Village québécois d’antan in Drummondville, we do not understand why it remains closed so that the botanical gardens can reopen to the public.

In the meantime, it is business on the ground to put in place sanitary measures required in view of a recovery that we hope to be here three weeks.

Joy at the Granby Zoo

In the announcement of the phase 2, Québec has indicated that the Granby Zoo can reopen. It is, of course, the star attraction in the eastern Townships with its approximately 600 000 visitors during the summer period.

It is from June to September the Zoo is hauling in 75 to 80 % of its annual revenue. The leaders are of course happy and plan to reopen to the public on Saturday 20 June.

People will, however, need to book their tickets in advance, online, so that we can manage the attendance daily on the site and ensure that the rules of distanciation and health will be followed.

As for the trails, night-lit Foresta Lumina in Coaticook, the reopening will be on June 24. The leaders claim to be able to receive about 20 % of the usual clientele for each of the performances.

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