Belmont Park is located northwest of Montréal, in Cartierville. It was a very popular amusement park between 1923 and 1983. For several decades it was an iconic attraction for Montrealers.
Belmont Park began as a simple rural park, but gradually developed into a modern amusement park. It attracted crowds looking for exciting thrills, thanks to its dozens of rides, such as its famous roller coaster, the Cyclone. Its haunted house, its Ferris wheel, and its huge merry-go-round gave pleasure to more than a generation of children.
Founded by four businessmen, Belmont Park was long owned by the father of the former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In 1967, the Montréal World’s Fair (Expo 67) and the opening of the theme park, La Ronde, set the Park on a downward path. Subsequently, an accident where two children were injured on one of the rides, and a number of illicit night-time activities had a negative impact on both the use and the popularity of the park. Finally, after 60 glorious years, the park closed its doors on September 6, 1983.
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