La Ronde is Eastern Canada’s largest amusement park. The facility, which opened as part of Expo ’67, today offers some 40 rides and attractions, including the Goliath, one of North America’s highest and fastest roller coasters, and Le Pays de Ribambelle, an exciting and enchanting family area.
Air Papillon is a magnificent giant butterfly that welcomes 24 passengers at a time. Imitating the flying carpet motion, it swings passengers 8 metres height, then stops and comes down successively on both sides to everyone’s greatest delight.
Grand Carrousel is unquestionably the most traditional and… romantic of all rides.
The Tchou-Tchou chugs along the rails to the great pleasure of children who, for two minutes and 27 seconds, imagine themselves the conductors of trains and wagons. Eight cars follow one another at a safe distance; each can sit two adults or three children.
Since Expo67, the Pitoune has thrilled young people and grown-ups alike. The cars can accommodate four adults or six children for a total of 1,200 persons per hour. This is the most popular family ride at La Ronde. The cars climb a first incline and run along the track between the foundation slabs, dropping and curving until they arrive at the top of a huge incline, poised for the ride’s final big splash.
La Ronde is located on Sainte-Hélène Island in the Parc Jean-Drapeau, near downtown Montréal.
Jean-Drapeau Station, 767 La Ronde bus
Papineau Station, 769 La Ronde bus