Talk about a dynamic contrast! On one side of the Saint Lawrence River, you’ve got La Ronde, the famous amusement park that welcomes thousands of visitors each year in their search for an adrenaline rush.
Across the water, from the city centre to the furthest edges of the island, hundreds of people are taking part in wild, out-of-the-ordinary activities that Montréal has down to a science. Adventure and escape games like A/Maze, Échappe-Toi Montréal,or Peur Dépôt put visitors face-to-face with their own demons, or in exceptional situations where mystery and disorientation are at the heart of the action.
Taking inspiration from the mythologies and legends of many cultures, from Pan’s Labyrinth to the darkest of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, these games force visitors to make their way out of extreme situations by solving puzzles and, in many cases, by confronting their fears.
Montréal thus continues to reinvent its dynamic and multicultural image, with new activities added every year to please young and old alike. Last summer’s big addition was a zipline at the Old Port that sent visitors flying from a dizzying 80-foot height! Now that’s a unique way to see the city! While A/Maze draws a family audience with activities like its treasure hunt, Peur Dépôt is focused on a 15-and-over crowd that can handle more powerful emotions. Like other events of this type, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart!