As of December 10, Trifluviens will have no fees to pay to access Île Saint-Quentin for the winter season.
This measure is part of a series of winter proposals that the City of Trois-Rivières wishes to give to the population in order to invite them to take the air during the winter.
“It is also a question of quality of life, not to mention that fresh air is good for mental health,” notes Mayor Jean Lamarche. It should be remembered that free access to Île Saint-Quentin is a temporary measure that is not planned for the coming years. It’s linked to programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ”
During the winter season, Île Saint-Quentin will be closed Monday to Wednesday. It will be open Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Free access to Île Saint-Quentin will be in effect until March 15.
In addition to enhancing current activities, new activities will be proposed to energize the city and the morale of the population by highlighting the potential of green spaces, municipal infrastructure and certain activities.
The constantly evolving program offers outdoor and indoor activities in free practice or in a family bubble. Whether it is access to sports facilities or to outdoor rinks, the activities have been planned in accordance with the health instructions in force.
In addition, the new Coteaux linear park will be exceptionally cleared of snow this winter to allow walking, running and cycling. Access to the site outside the Forges-du-Saint-Maurice National Historic Site will also be possible. Also, snow removal from certain parking lots and trails in parks, opening of heated pavilions, etc. are also considered.
The City also intends to add a touch of magic to the parks. On the program: lights in the trees, music, fireplace fires and entertainment to create a special and warm atmosphere.
New events and activities will also be offered from the start of 2021.