Montreal is getting a new airport and the landing strip will be the St. Lawrence River.
Hydro-Aeroport Montreal Centre-Ville will be launched at a news conference today.
Codenamed CVP2, the aquatic airport will provide services to seaplanes, with docks on St. Helen's Island. It will operate from May 1st to October 31st.
To keep noise to a minimum, there will be no arrivals or departures between five o'clock in the evening and eight o'clock in the morning.
The facility will be home base for float planes offering scenic tours to tourists and will also be available to the owners of private float planes.