Montreal: the Old Port adapts to the COVID-19

Montréal: le Vieux-Port s’adapte à la COVID-19

MONTREAL – Even though there will be no foreign tourists in the city this summer, the Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal has decided to offer a range of fun activities by following health standards are strict. The summer season will be launched on Saturday, and the “24 Hours” has had behind the scenes access to the development site.

Jump into the void

You can still jump into the void with the zip line MTL Zipline this summer to have a breathtaking view on the bridge, Samuel De Champlain and the river Saint-Laurent. Before you make the trip, customers need to be disinfected several times, the hands, and everything they touch has been disinfected: sockets, harnesses, helmets… and even the pens to sign the discharge!

Feet in the water

The range of the Clock should be accessible from the 3 July to allow visitors to cool off directly into the water of the river. The maximum capacity of the place will be set at 750, which is a little less than usual. In anticipation of the opening of the beach, visitors can enjoy a pedal-boat (boats will be disinfected between each trip). If you prefer to walk along the river, we can do by renting a segway or a quad bike.

Street food

No problem if you feel a little peckish during your visit: the five food trucks street of the Vieux-Port will have the right to start their season Saturday, two and a half weeks before the other. Counters fixed there already offer of refreshments and ice creams.

Air route

Employees were busy Tuesday preparing for the structure of Sails in sails, an aerial adventure that features barriers to be overcome, slide and zip line for the smaller and larger. The module will be accessible as of Saturday.

There will be shops

Several shops in the Old Port will be open on Saturday, well happy to review the customer flow. The restaurant Terrasses Bonsecours will reopen from Monday, just as the relaxation spa spa Bota Bota, where only the body treatments such as massages will be allowed.


It is always impossible to know when to resume certain activities such as The ferris wheel and the SOS Maze, which involve confined spaces. The Montréal science Centre is not known when it will reopen, given that the exhibits are very interactive.

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