Mon dieu! New Westminster is on track to get a taste of Paris with the prospect of a new urban beach along its waterfront.
A city council report identified the project as a high priority, according to CBC News. The initiative is part of the city's continuous redevelopment of its riverfront, called Pier Park.
“The first time I ever saw an urban beach was in Paris, France,” Coun. Lorrie Williams told Royal City Record. “It was wildly popular.”
The project would also include a public fitness space, a pathway, and landscaping, according to the newspaper.
While residents and tourists can look forward to sand castles and beach volleyball, they won't be able to take a dip in the Fraser River, reports Global News. Access is restricted because of safety issues and the speed of the river, according to the Royal City Record.
Beach bums could be suntanning as soon as this summer, reports Curbed Vancouver.
Wendy Doyle, who lives in New West, told CBC News that she'd definitely take advantage of the beach.
"I will and so will my little dog Grace," she said. "She's a rescue dog from California. She's a beach dog. She'll be soaking up the sun."
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