Belmont Park, Montreal
Children in front of Belmont Park's entrance, 1948
|Location||Cartierville, Quebec, Canada|
|Opened||June 9, 1923|
|Closed||October 13, 1983|
Located on the banks of Riviere des Prairies, Belmont Park was best known for its wooden roller coaster, the Cyclone, but at one time or another had a Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel, Ferris wheel, picnic grounds, dance hall, swimming pool, roller skating rink plus numerous other rides for adults and a "Kiddieland."
Belmont Park, which had opened on June 9, 1923, closed permanently on October 13, 1983. This followed a police raid that may have been motivated by city hall's displeasure at the park, a private venture, taking away business from the then city-owned La Ronde.
In 1972, it was the object of a short film, À mort (To Death), by Pierre Falardeau. It also served as the setting for the 1957 National Film Board of Canada film Pierrot in Montreal, in which mime Guy Hoffman demonstrates the stock character Pierrot.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Belmont Park (Montreal).|
- Archival footage from French CBC site
- Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada website for Belmont Park including history and a number of photos
- A French-language Web site by Yves Gaudreau