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"The International Loto-Qu?bec Fireworks..." La Ronde Amusement Park Tip by vibi68

La Ronde Amusement Park, Montreal: 17 reviews and 16 photos

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by vibi68

This is not to be missed; for the past 22 years Montreal's theme park La Ronde, has been the theater of magnificient firework competitions. The past editions have presented countries competing with the most vibrant pyrotechnical spectacles, such as France, China, Canada, U.S.A, Germany, Spain and many more others. You can buy tickets to enjoy them from the actual park's stage and be sure not to miss any of the ground fireworks, the prices of seats vary from around $35.00 to $50.00 and include entrance to the park itself and to most of its rides. If not, you can see the fireworks from any point of view along the St-Laurent's shore on a distance of about 5km, some places even further depending on the situation. A great place to view them is on the Jacques-Cartier bridge itself, which is closed to circulation from 21h00 for the occasion, as fireworks start at 22h00, from June 17th to July 29th on Saturdays OR Sundays, and on Saturdays and Wednesdays (from July 12th), wether it rains or not, the show goes on for about 30 minutes. Don't forget to tune your radios to Rythme FM 105.7 to enjoy the simultanious pyromusical program... it is a rendez-vous!
For their 23rd year of production the 2006 International Loto-Qu?bec fireworks' competition program goes as followed:
Sat. June 17th - Switzerland's 3rd time
Sun. June 25th - Italy's 10th time
Sun. July 2nd - Argentina's 2st time
Sat. July 8th - South Africa's 1st time
Wed. July 12th - Portugal's 1st time
Sat. July 15th - Canada's 6th time
Wed. July 19th - U.S.A.'s 1st time
Sat. July 22nd - France's 3rd time
Wed. July 26th - Australia's 3rd time
Sat. July 29th - La Ronde' closing fireworks' 23nd time
* note that the amount of participations is for different pyrotechnical co. and not countries themselves.

Address: 22, Chemin McDonald, Ste-Helene's Island
Directions: Exit Jacques-Cartier bridge close to the south end of the bridge, or take the metro and get off at Jean Drapeau station, on the yellow line, then the no.167 La Ronde's bus will take you from the station to the park's gates within a few minutes.
othercontact: 1-800-361-4595
Phone: (514) 790-1245 to buy tickets

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  • Updated Jan 18, 2006
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