(9:04 am EST) -- Visitors to Montreal this summer will enjoy a new attraction in the city's historic Old Port neighborhood when the city welcomes its new observation wheel. Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the wheel will be the highest observation wheel in Canada.

Old Port, Montreal's wheel, La Grande Roue de Montreal, will operate 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring 42 gondolas that can accommodate eight people, each revolution takes a total of 15 minutes. The attraction, which opens in June, also features bistros and cafes at the Grand Roue.

"Whether it's sipping hot chocolate on a cold winter night 60 meters above the ground or enjoying glass of wine on a beautiful summer day, Montrealers who love their city and tourists eager to discover it will have a memorable experience on Montreal's Observation Wheel," says La Grand Roue de Montreal's Director, Jean Berube.

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