Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada

Closed Canadian Parks

QUEBEC


Hull


NO PART OF THE FOLLOWING
ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS
MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT
PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR ©


Luna Park
(Turn of the 20th Century ? - 1928 ?)


    This was small park was started by H. F. Blackwell near the outskirts of Hull (now part of Gatineau) on the road to Aylmer. It had a dance hall, roller skating, animal displays, a picnic area and a rollercoaster. This was designed & built by Keenan, Addison, & Pearce and called The "Deep Dip". It opened May 22, 1925 but closed three seasons later, which is likely when the park closed, as well.

    One source mentions a "Scenic Railway". It's not clear if this was another coaster or not. However, since the term "Scenic Railway" is an older one from around the turn of the century, it is likely the park had two coasters during its run.

    One factor in the closing of this park may have been the cost of opening Bellevue.html in Trois Rivieres. Conflicts with city officials saw that park last only one season in 1926. Perhaps costs associated with that park were too much and Blackwell couldn't cope if revenues from Luna were not enough to recoup his losses.



    Thanks to Tim Covell of Ottawa, Ontario and to Debora Bertrand for providing additional information.




Return to the
Closed Canadian Parks Index


CEC Main Page