MONTREAL, April 6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting this June, Montrealers and visitors to the city can soar to a unique vantage point between the city and the river on Montreal's Observation Wheel. Designed especially for our city, this new attraction, already under construction on Île Bonsecours in the Old Port, will generate significant tourism and economic benefits for the metropolitan region.
Take a spin through the details
- La Grande Roue de Montréal: the private company that designed and will operate this new major attraction
- The highest observation wheel in Canada and third highest in the United States and Canada
- Rising 60 meters above ground, with a view stretching 28 km
- In operation year round, whatever the weather, from 10 am to 11 pm
- 42 temperature-controlled gondolas that can seat 8 comfortably during three revolutions for a total of 15 minutes
To watch the Wheel take shape in real time at the Old Port of Montreal, visit www.lagranderouedemontreal.com
"The Old Port is a unique, must-see destination for visitors. With this new observation wheel, created through a major private sector investment on this federal site, we are once again at the forefront creating unique activities that complement Montreal's tourism offer." – Basil Cavis, Vice President, Old Port of Montreal
"Montreal boasts a breathtaking panorama. It has one of the most beautiful observation wheel sites in the world, with the city rising between Mt. Royal and the St. Lawrence River." – Jeff Jorgensen, President, La Grande Roue de Montréal.
"Whether it's sipping hot chocolate on a cold winter night 60 metres above ground or enjoying a glass of wine on a beautiful summer day, Montrealers who love their city and tourists eager to discover it will have a memorable experience on Montreal's Observation Wheel." – Jean Bérubé, Director, La Grande Roue de Montréal
Given its positive impact on the city, Montreal's Observation Wheel project has received support from Tourism Montreal, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, and the Société de Développement Commercial (SDC) du Vieux-Montréal.
About the Old Port of Montreal
For more than 25 years, the Old Port of Montreal has offered a variety of participatory, cultural and leisure activities as well as opportunities for scientific exploration at the Montreal Science Centre. Bordering a 2.5-kilometre stretch of the St. Lawrence River, the Old Port of Montreal is the most popular recreational and tourist site in Quebec, with six million visitors annually.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Available for download at http://tbf.me/a/BmDslb:
- Video showing the future site of wheel in 3D modeling
- Drone footage and a 360-degree view from the top of the wheel at a height of 60 metres
- 3D modeling images of the future Observation Wheel from three different angles, and the photo of a gondola
SOURCE Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal
For further information: Additional information and interviews: Jimmy Laforge, Phone: 514 283-7160, [email protected]