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Built for Expo '67 on Île Ste-Hélène, La Ronde remains the largest amusement park in Quebec. There are 40 rides, and the spectacular Ferris wheel can be seen across the St. Lawrence river in Montreal proper. La Ronde is also the site for the annual SAQ Mondial Fireworks Competition, the largest in the world. It attracts more than 1.2 million visitors a year, all within a four month period!
Located at the eastern edge of the Plateau Mont-Royal, La Fontaine Park consists of about 40 hectares (100 acres) in all. It serves as site for one of the official rites of spring, with people flocking to it the moment they sense warmer weather approaching. You can relax under the trees, picnic, sunbathe, bike, or play tennis. There is an outdoor theater in the summer, and in the winter the pond becomes a skating rink. Several monuments adorn the park, including one commemorating the sacrifice of French-Canadians who died during the course of the World Wars.
Parc Lafontaine (Park) is not only privy to beautiful scenery, but it also contains two of Montreal's famous historic monuments. One such monument is the Dollard-des-Ormeaux statue, which is a bronze and granite figure standing at about 40 feet high. The monument also depicts France's colonial journey in Quebec, Dollard one of its prime colonialists in the Montreal area. The exact story of his travels is speculated upon. After his arrival in Montreal, once known as Ville-Marie, Dollard and his men made their way up the Ottawa river to Long Sault, exact reasoning unknown. - Williamina Deneault
One of the most well established private galleries in Montreal, this prestigious space specializes in contemporary Canadian art, especially in the Inuit communities from the north. Pieces range from traditional soapstone carvings to surprisingly complex and occasionally harrowing depictions of animals and other figures. Elca caters to a very upscale clientele.
Located in the beautiful Jeanne-Mance Park (Parc Jeanne-Mance), this wading pool and mini-water park is the perfect way for the kids to cool down on a hot summer's day. With the beautiful greenery of the park and Mont Royal in the background, this water park is a great way to experience the park as well. The kids will love the small water fountains and will be safe and sound as they splash in the wading pool as lifeguards keep watch. Be sure to call before hand to check if the pool is open, as it does depend on the weather. There are lockers and change rooms available to the public. - Williamina Deneault
The Bank of Montreal is a building that was formerly occupied by a branch of the Bank of Montreal. This historic sandstone building was constructed in 1894 and features Queen Anne style of architecture with its Flemish motifs and shaped gables. The site was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990.