There has been talk of a Ferris wheel being installed at the bottom of Lonsdale in North Van for quite some time. Finally it is happening but only for a very limited time. It’s going to be a normal Ferris wheel from West Coast Amusements but they are going to call it The Skywheel. North Vancouver City council members may be floating the idea of a permanent Ferris wheel in the area between Pier 7 restaurant and the Burrard dry dock pier.
“This is going to sound a bit corny, but it’s going to be magical,” said Greg Holmes, executive director of the Lower Lonsdale Business Improvement Area. “Think about it: you’re staring down at a massive Christmas tree and a Christmas market on the edge of one of the most beautiful cities on the coast, with the city on your left and the mountains as the backdrop on your right. It doesn’t get more special than that.”
Will there be a wheel installed in the summer the mayor says: “I don’t know. I hope it is, I really do,” he said. “People think of a ferris wheel as a Disneyland type of thing, it’s not like that at all. It’s quite an enjoyable activity, it brings people down to the waterfront area, it helps support local businesses.”
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