There are many sights to see in beautiful Montréal, and groups can take them in from a skyward perspective on Canada’s tallest observation wheel, La Grande Roue de Montréal. With panoramic views from its 42 cabins, the state-of-the-art wheel, set near the Saint Lawrence River, lifts passengers 197 feet over Old Montréal. Each cabin can fit up to eight people.
“The prime location of La Grande Roue de Montréal allows us to showcase all the major landmarks,” says Kathleen Plamondon, part of the company’s strategy and business development team.
Some of those landmarks include Marché Bonsecours, Notre-Dame-De-Bon-Secours, the Biosphère, and Pont Jacques-Cartier.
“The city views from our cabins make for some captivating Instagram moments,” Plamondon says.
The wheel runs year-round, with air conditioning in the summer. It’s also open on Christmas and New Year’s Day, making it one of the only attractions open—and the perfect spot to see the snow-covered sights from its temperature-controlled gondolas.
La Grande Roue de Montréal operates during the day as well as at night, when the city comes to life with multi-colored lights, and nighttime and daytime combo tickets are available. Groups can purchase tickets for a private gondola or the VIP gondola (outfitted with a glass floor and large upholstered seats for four people), family packages, or a yearly pass.
Visitors can also dine in the Bistro de la Grande Roue, which offers a diverse menu, and the Café de la Grande Roue, which serves up specialty coffee drinks, pastries, ice cream, and crêpes.
Top photo by La Grande Roue de Montréal