Shores of the St. Lawrence River
Shores of the St. Lawrence River. Verdun enjoys an ideal geographic location, with 15 km of shoreline stretching from the neighbourhoods of Wellington–de l’Église to Desmarchais–Crawford, and including L'Île-des-Sœurs.
The riverside bike path and hiking trails let visitors make the most of this proximity to the water, whether to practice their favourite activities or take a few moments to unwind or enjoy a picnic in one of several parks.
Places to visit along the shore
The St. Lawrence River and Verdun’s many parks and green spaces are not the only shoreline attractions in the borough. Here’s a shortlist of other places to discover.
Lookout and public garden
A family bike ride. Garden around the Maison historique Nivard-De Saint-Dizier, where a lookout affords a commanding view of the Lachine Rapids. Not far from there, at the western end of Boulevard LaSalle, lies Parc de l’Honorable-George-O’Reilly.
Quai 5160 - Maison de la culture de Verdun
In the heart of Verdun, along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, lies the Quai 5160 - Maison de la culture de Verdun. The arts centre is housed in the old Guy-Gagnon building at 5160 Boulevard LaSalle, corner of Avenue Desmarchais. As a cultural venue with a community focus, the Quai 5160 - Maison de la culture de Verdun invites residents to discover artistic works across a range of disciplines, including music, song, dance, theatre, visual arts, and circus arts.
Located near the corner of Avenue Desmarchais and Boulevard LaSalle, a short distance from the St. Lawrence River, the Quai 5160 is bordered by water, green spaces, an accessible and panoramic bike path circling the building, as well as several parks (Parc Beatty, Parc Woodland, Parc Archie-Wilcox, Parc Desmarchais and Parc Monseigneur-J.-A.-Richard).
École de cirque de Verdun
The École de cirque de Verdun is among Canada’s leading circus schools, in terms of enrollment, size (3,200 m2) and the inventory of equipment available. Located next to the Quai 5160 - Maison de la culture de Verdun.
5190 Boulevard LaSalle
Web site: www.e-cirqueverdun.com
The gangway at the marina. The marina is open from May 1 to October 31.
Public boat launch and dock rental spaces
5150 Boulevard LaSalle
The Natatorium. An Art Deco building where the first and largest outdoor pool in Québec was constructed.
6500 Boulevard LaSalle
Outdoor dance floor
Outdoor dance floor. Located near the Serres municipales (7000 Boulevard LaSalle), this facility offers a variety of outdoor activities, mostly in summer.
Docks of the borough
One of the docks in the borough of Verdun. In 2006, the Verdun borough inaugurated two floating docks to provide improved access to the water. The first dock is located behind the Natatorium (6500 Boulevard LaSalle). At 40 metres in length, it features ladders and a platform for light watercraft. The second, a smaller dock, lies at the foot of Rue Brault, in a location formerly known as the “Quai de La Tortue”. These light structures on pontoons are lowered into the water in spring and placed in storage in the fall.
Serres municipales. This building once housed Verdun’s municipal greenhouses. It is now a place where families can have fun and relax. It also houses a day camp for kids and plays host to evening activities for teens and adults.
7000 Boulevard LaSalle
Open in summer only