Montreal will soon be home to Canada's largest ferris wheel

Apr 7 2017, 12:01 pm

Montreal’s 375th anniversary is shaping up to be pretty legendary.

It was recently announced that in addition to a historical spring market, open air museum, and giant marionette dolls, the city will soon be home to Canada’s largest observation wheel.

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The Great Wheel of Montreal is scheduled to open in June 2017. The wheel will stand 60 meters tall, making it one of the largest in North America, and offers Montrealers a 360 degree view of the city.

There will also be a bistro, bar, and cafe at the base of the ferris wheel, which will be set up in Old Port.

According to the official website, the observation wheel will be made up of 42 cabins that contain 8 seats each, two television monitors, and a centre table.

The Great Wheel of Montreal will cost roughly $25 million to construct. Meanwhile, tickets will cost $25 and consist of a 15-minute ride.

Get ready for some serious summer fun!

La Grande de Roue de Montreal

When: June 2017, 10 am-11 pm daily
Where: Ile Bonsecours, Old Port

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