The Old Port was redeveloped in the early 1990s, under the direction of architects Aurèle Cardinal and Peter Rose. It is today a recreational and historical area and draws six million tourists annually.
The historical Old Port offers Montrealers and visitors alike access to a wide variety of activities, including the Montréal Science Centre, with an IMAX Theatre, and the Montreal Clock Tower. It offers riverfront access for walking, cycling, roller-blading, quadricycle, pedalo and Segway rentals. There's also the Old Montreal Ferris Wheel, on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River. It is also located at the eastern end of the Lachine Canal, which has itself been extensively refurbished as a popular destination for cycling, roller-blading and pleasure boating. Cultural events include the Festival Montréal en lumière, Igloofest and the Matsuri Japon festival.
The Old Port was also known as one of the most famous fishing spots in Great Montreal area. A popular shore fishing position is Parc de la Cité-du-Havre, which provide a fishing spot with wide ranges of fish species. In the winter, Ice Fishing Events were held on the ice inside the old port.
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