Weekdays 1:30 pm Saturday and Sunday 12:00 AM (Noon)
The activities, entertainment, shows and taxes are included in the entrance fee. Rides and parking are additional.
No. Those 65 years and over pay the regular adult entry.
No. If a person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a Kéroul guide, the guide is entitled to free admission.
Cars $ 7,00 / day Recreational Vehicles (No facilities) $ 20,00 / day (The first 4 days) $ 15,00 / day (From the 5th day) Note: Entry into the site not included. Parking ticket is valid for the entire day with return privileges. Opening time of the Recreational vehicles’s Park on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at noon) Bus Free entrance on the site for the driver and free parking lot
If a person wishes to leave the site and return during the same day, they must have a valid hand stamp given by one of the employees at the entry to avoid paying a 2nd time.
There is possibility of return with a valid parking ticket for the day.
1 coupon: $1.50
14 coupons: $20.00
28 coupons: $30.00
Coupons requested by rides : 3 or 4 coupons
1 one (1) day bracelet: $25.00
1 nine (9) days bracelet: $45.00
No. No animals are allowed on the site except guide dog.
Yes. However, surfaces reserved for chairs are clearly marked. No chair is allowed in front of The Loto-Quebec Stage. The areas intended for chairs are arranged behind of the walkway.
There is a specially arranged platform for wheel chairs beside the control booth in front of the passageway. Each person in a wheel chair is entitled to 1 escort Please note that wheel chairs that are borrowed from the Jean Coutu Service Center are identified and are not allowed on the platform.
There is no reserved seating. However, a giant screen on The Loto-Quebec Stage is installed for everyone to see the nightly shows clearly.
How do we get to the International Balloon Festival from Quebec, Montreal, the West Island and the United States?
To obtain the directions, visit the Getting to the Festival section of the Website.
The Balloons are distributed throughout 8 various parks in the city and each will fly, weather conditions permitting, from the same park throughout the 2013 International Balloon Festival.
The morning Hot Air Balloon flights start at 6:00 am in the 8 parks of the city and evening flights take place at 6:00 pm on the fair grounds, both are weather permitting.
At the pedestrian entrance, cash, debit cards and credit cards (VISA and Mastercard) are accepted. At the other entrances, only cash and credit cards (VISA and Mastercard) are accepted. Laurentian Bank ATMs will be placed at your disposal to make banking accessible.
Different shows take place at various times throughout the day. Major shows take place every evening at 8:00 pm on The Loto-Québec Stage.
Activities are offered throughout the day, and for all ages.
Yes, it is possible to take a flight in a Balloon. For any questions, please visit our website.
Of course! Snacks are allowed. Shaded picnic areas have been set up throughout the grounds. On the other hand, alcohol, glass and portable barbecues are prohibited.
The parking lots are located on the event site. Moreover, the International Balloon Festival offers guests a shuttle service from the parking to the site.
Route: The shuttle service passes through the centre of parking lot B, in the asphalted zone. It drops off visitors at the asphalted entrance.
Hours of service
Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm*
* Please note that the shuttle can start later if the parking lot is not sufficiently filled, and can finish earlier if the shuttle cannot move among the crowd leaving the site.
Mores Shares = More Experience
By presenting Les Nuits Magiques, a Laurentian Bank Experience, on August 11, 12, 14 and 15 at 8:45 PM, the festival invites visitors to take part in the Laurentian Bank Experience, a first in the world of hot-air balloons.
A not-to-be-missed event for the whole family, imagined by Paul Thouin, the show focuses on the theme of mankind's dream of flying and will be completely interactive.
Yes. Racks for bicycles are installed outside the site very close to the pedestrian entrance as bicycles are prohibited inside the site.
Snacks are allowed, but alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited. The International Balloon Festival offers a beverage tent where it is possible to get beer and spirits.
No. It is strictly prohibited to solicit in any way, regardless of cause or subject. Salesmen are prohibited except, obviously, authorized salesmen.
In the event of an evening flight cancellation due to weather conditions, a ticket for one day, valid any time, will be given free of charge to visitors with a one day ticket only, on the condition of leaving the site before the beginning of the major show presented that evening at 8:00 pm.
Are there any hotels near the International Balloon Festival and which are offering special rates in conjunction with the organization?
Yes, in this respect, you can consult the Tourism attraction section.
Anyone loosing an object must inform an employee at a Laurentian Bank Information Kiosks to find out if the object in question was found and brought to lost and found. Please note that the International Balloon Festival is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Where may parents who drop off their kids meet up with them after the festival to safely drive back home?
New in 2013
A drop-off area will be set up at the corner of Frontenac and Vaudreuil Streets, in the Trahan Park, in order for parents who drop off their kids to safely meet up with them after the festival without circulating on Gouin Street. The drop-off area will be accessible by Gouin/Lafontaine or Gouin/Frontenac. The meeting point will be identified with signage.