Be aware, this small village, Village au Pied-du-Courant, will be there for a limited time only (till mid-September). Run for it! A very nice installation to celebrate the summer, which recalls Berlin a bit. Containers of all colors, furniture made from recycled wood pallets, gardens in plastic bags, a large sandbox for kids and adults, an art gallery, a bar and foodtrucks. All that with a breathtaking view of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, La Ronde and a part of the river.
This concept was born from a desire to recapture the city, and more precisely the places that have unexploited urban potential. The idea is to highlight neutral territory, to make it accessible, visible and alive to offer a new experience.
Spearheaded by the Urban Design Association of Quebec (ADUQ), the idea behind the project is to help shine a light on little-known areas in the city.
When and why?
Thursday to Sunday – sometimes Wednesdays.
We go for the happy hour and pretend we’re at the beach. We go at night to have a front seat for the fireworks or dance to the sounds of DJs.
The best way to get there is by bike or by foot. No parking available.
*Fun fact: The site is used as a snow dump during the winter months!