WATCH: Giant ferris wheel to rise above Old Port this summer

If you like the idea of Montreal having its very own version of the London Eye, you'll get your wish this coming June.

A giant ferris wheel, to be known as La Grande Roue de Montréal, is currently under construction on Ile Bonsecours in the Old Port.

It'll feature 42 separate, temperature-controlled gondolas which can seat a total of eight people each, and for $25, you'll be able to spin around the wheel three times in 15 minutes.

At the top of the wheel, you'll be 60 metres above the ground, and your view will stretch for 28 kilometres in all directions.

It's expected to open sometime in June, and when it does, it'll be open to the public from 10 in the morning until 11 at night.

The project is being funded by a group of private investors, at a cost of $25 million.