Parks and gardens
St. Lawrence River Waterfront
Verdun’s excellent geographic location includes 15 km of banks along the Wellington–de l’Église and Desmarchais–Crawford neighbourhoods and on Nun’s Island (L’Île-des-Soeurs neighbourhood). Bikes and footpaths that run along the St. Lawrence River allow visitors to carry on with their favourite activities in full view of the river. The borough’s many parks also often excellent opportunities for relaxation and picnics.
Visiting the waterfront
Verdun’s attractions include the banks along the St. Lawrence and their splendid view of the river, plus the borough’s many parks and green spaces. But that’s not all. Here are some other sites to discover.
The Verdun Auditorium
Centre of sports and cultural activity, the Verdun Auditorium and its Denis-Savard arena are located adjacent to the river and to Arthur-Therrien Park.
Lookout and Residents’ garden
This garden is laid out around the historic Nivard de Saint-Dizier house, where a lookout provides a view over the Lachine Rapids. The Honorable-George-O’Reilly Park is also situated in the vicinity.
The garden is situated at the western tip of Boulevard de LaSalle.
cirque de Verdun
The École de cirque de Verdun is one of Canada’s leading circus schools, in terms of the size of its student body, the dimension of its facilities ( 3,200 m²) and its range of equipment. Located at the intersection of Desmarchais and LaSalle in the former Guy-Gagnon Arena, by the St. Lawrence River, the school is surrounded by water and greenery. It is also surrounded by a panoramic bike path which meanders through a to a variety of parks ( Beatty, Woodland, Archie-Wilcox, Desmarchais and Monseigneur-J.-A.-Richard ).
The Art Deco structure in which Québec’s first and largest
outdoor pool was built.
6500, boul. LaSalle
Outdoor dance floor
Located near the municipal greenhouses, this venue is the site of a variety of outdoor activities, particularly during the summer.
This restaurant offers an exceptional view of the St. Lawrence River. Its full restaurant service is gaining high regard.
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Information: 514 766-2171
This location historically serves as Verdun’s greenhouse and has now become a place for family outings and relaxation. It hosts a day camp, special events by the Comité d'embellissement and a variety of evening activities for teens and for adults.
Only open in the summer.
Information: 514 765-7220
The Borough's Piers
In 2006, the Verdun Borough inaugurated the installation of two floating piers, to give residents the opportunity to make the most of the water in their surrounding area. The first pier is located behind the Natatorium, at 6500 boulevard LaSalle . This pier, over 40 metres long, has steps to make the water more accessible, and a platform for light watercraft. A second pier, somewhat smaller in size, is located on rue Brault, at the site formerly called "Quai de La Tortue". These piers are light structures on floats that are placed in the water in the spring and removed in the fall.
Verdun Lawn Bowling (boulingrin)
An age-old game for those 14 and over.
6000 boulevard LaSalle
Information: 514 768-4059
Marina open from May 1st
through October 31st
Public slip and dock rentals.
5150 boulevard LaSalle
Information: 514 765-7150