While it's true that almost all of Expo 67 is fun, La Ronde is especially the fun center of the exhibition.
This man-made extension to ols ile Sainte-Hélène, in the stretch of the St-Lawrence River where the tiny islnad of ile Ronde used to be, is dedicated solely to the diversion and delight of Man, without the more ponderous undertones of Man and his world apparent in other exhibition sectors.
On 135 acres of the 1,000 acres of Expo there is entertainment galore, rides and thrills, a variety of shows, cabaret night life, adventure in good eating and shopping, abundant facilities for relaxation.
Come to La Ronde by Expo-Express, and you will get a musical welcome from live musicians. Alternatively a Trailer Train links Metro Sainte-Hélène with La Ronde, helicopter provide direct connection with Montreal airport, ferryboats link La Ronde with South Shore points, buses and taxis connect with Montreal by the Jacques-Cartier bridge and boat owners may travel direct to La Ronde's Marina.
La Ronde is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. each day. When activity in the other sectors of Expo declines, the galaxy of La Ronde will be a magnet attracting visitors whose exploration of the main pavilion areas has ended for the day, and many hundreds of visitors direct from Montreal and theSouth Shore besides.
Each of the constituent areas of La Ronde has its own storyline and each is designed to mett a particular taste in entertainment. Features of La Ronde include: Expo-Express station, Fort Edmonton-Pioneerland, Children's World, Youth Pavilion, The Montreal Aquarium and Marine Circus, Carrefour International, Rides Center, Safari, Le Village, Garden of Stars, Latherna Magika, Marina, and the modern Transportation Center.
As to transport inside La Ronde, a Minirail line spans La Ronde in scenic style. At leisurely pace, a sky ryde carries visitors by gondola from Expo-Express station above The Children's World, Fort Edmonton-Pioneerland and Dolphin Lake to the Village.
(Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd.)