A huge “blue lagoon” should be built in Canada and it would be the largest in the world

A relaxing bath, anyone? Plans have been announced for a huge geothermal lagoon in Quebec that will be the largest of its kind in the world.

The lagoon is part of a $300 million plan for three projects in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, a small town on the St. Lawrence River, that will leverage renewable energy.

The project, called GéoLAGON, is from promoter Louis Massicotte, who is also the former president of Parc Calypso.

The lagoon is inspired by the famous Blue Lagoon in Iceland, so if you’ve always had “visiting a geothermal lagoon” on your to-do list, you might be able to cross it off without even leaving the country!

The open-air lagoon would be 120,000 square feet, making it the largest in the world, and would be heated for 12 months of the year to a comfortable 38 degrees, according to a press release.

It will be located in a forest area like a small artificial lake, and visitors will be able to enjoy its heated waters under the sky, day and night.

The plan would also see the creation of 150 solar-powered Airbnb-style double residences in what will be called Soleils Village and 150 similar solar-powered double lagoon-side chalets in Lagon Village.

Construction of the lagoon is the second phase of the plan and would only begin after the sale of the Soleils Village units, subject to permits. The third phase of the plan would see the Lagon Village units built.

The site will be approximately 45 minutes from Quebec and close to the entrance to the Massif de Charlevoix ski area and the new Club Med Quebec Charlevoix, which opened in December and is the first Club Med in Canada, meaning that visitors will have tons of nearby attractions to enjoy.

Work is expected to start in winter 2023.

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