Saint Lawrence Not Frozen

Between Verdun and Nun’s Island. In a regular winter there might be a strip of water where it runs fast closer to Nun’s Island. And it could be tempting to try walking across in a long deep freeze type of winter.


2 responses to “Saint Lawrence Not Frozen

  1. My mother used to tell me about crossing over to Nuns Island in winter with her friends – of course back then it really was just an island with some nuns living on it.

  2. Yea, for sure. The stat that always blows my mind is that around 1960 the population of Verdun was proudly displayed on signs as you entered as being 90,000 (Verdun was the third largest city in Quebec before most of the cities on Laval merged). And that was when like 6 people lived on Nun’s island. Today the population is around 68,000 with close to 18,000 on Nun’s Island so Verdun itself has been almost halved in population since the 60’s. Weird.

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