A magical ‘blue lagoon’ is coming to Canada and this is what it will look like (PHOTOS)
If you’ve ever wanted to visit Iceland’s iconic hot springs, this one’s for you! A huge geothermal lagoon inspired by Nordic pools is coming to Canada, and new photos have been released showing just how magical it will be.
GéoLAGON is a plan for three projects in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, a small town on the Saint-Lawrence River in Quebec, which will focus on renewable energy. The project is from promoter Louis Massicotte, former president of Parc Calypso.
The geothermal lagoon, which is inspired by Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon, is part of this project and is said to be the largest of its kind in the world, at 120,000 square feet.
New photos from geoLAGON show the Nordic-style design of the huge geothermal lagoon.
A rendering of the geoLagon lagoon.Courtesy of geoLAGON
The open-air lagoon is said to be heated all year round to a comfortable temperature of 38 degrees, meaning you can enjoy the relaxing waters day or night.
An aerial view of the lagoon and the cottages.Courtesy of geoLAGON
The project calls for the construction of four resort villages in Quebec, with locations in Charlevoix, the Eastern Townships, Lanaudière and the Laurentians.
Surrounding the lagoon will be urban-style waterfront cottages sold as duplicates to investors, who can then list them for short-term rental.
A street view of the lagoon.Courtesy of geoLAGON
According to Massicotte, the project is well on the way to being 100% energy-intensive, and will have “a significant potential surplus” of energy, which could “be put at the service of the community”.
“The whole village will produce more energy than it will consume,” he says.
A rendering of the lagoon. Courtesy of geoLAGON
The site of the first geoLAGON location is less than an hour from Quebec City and minutes from attractions like Club Med Quebec Charlevoix and the Massif de Charlevoix ski area, meaning chalet visitors will have tons of stuff to see and do.
Work on the project is expected to begin before spring 2023.