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Sleep on site and make the most of your experience!

July14th_________________________________________________________________ _____2022

Gatineau – The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (FMG) is 5 days of festivities from September 1st to 5th, 2022, with over 100 shows and activities for the whole family, including a large amusement park, dozens of colourful hot air balloons and a large fireworks display every evening! Why not make the most of your visit to the Outaouais' biggest summer event by extending your stay and discovering the many exciting activities the region has to offer?

Domaine des caravaniers

Did you know ? The FMG operates a large RV Park in the heart of La Baie Park that opens on Tuesday, August 30th. Vanlife enthusiasts and campers are welcome! Among the notable advantages of sleeping on site: celebrate the sunrise with our early morning flights, fresh coffee in hand. In addition, two performances are presented at dawn, one by Laurence Jalbert and the other by Matt Holubowski (Musical Matinee ticket required to access the show)! Important reminder: there will be a change in the price of tickets on July 31st. Now is the time to book to save over 17% on your stay! Reservations at

Loads of activities to do

On the outskirts of La Baie Park, you'll find Jacques-Cartier Street, known for its beauty and its many restaurants overlooking the Ottawa River. On foot or by bike, the bike path along the street will take you to Lac-Leamy Park, a true oasis with a magnificent beach, volleyball courts, a picnic area and water sports. Also accessible by bike, bus or car, downtown Gatineau has a wealth of restaurants and bars with a distinctly urban feel! Visit Canada's most popular museum, the Canadian Museum of History, and its newly reopened Children's Museum. Soar from Ottawa to Gatineau on the interprovincial zip line or seek out original works of art on the Cultural Trail. Or simply cross one of the bridges and you're in Canada's Capital! For more ideas, check out our blog.

FMG Line-up

Once again this year, the FMG offers an exceptional artistic line-up, including many exclusive shows. Notably, Les Trois Accords and their special guests celebrate the 10th anniversary of the cult album J'aime ta grand-mère, as well as Wyclef Jean's only festival appearance in Quebec. The program also includes Roch Voisine celebrating the 10th anniversary of Americana, Salebarbes, Koriass and Souldia, a huge Comedy Gala, Guylaine Tanguay, Annie Villeneuve, Les Louages, Claudia Bouvette and many others!

Various packages available

5-day passes are available now on the website at a cost of $49.99 + taxes and daily passes at a cost of $29.99 + taxes. In collaboration with Expérience Outaouais, you can also purchase tourist packages including accommodation and access to various major attractions. For instance, why not take a cruise on the Ottawa River with a breathtaking view of Canada's Capital? Details here.

What :

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival presented by Loto-Québec in collaboration with Desjardins

September 1st to 5th, 2022

La Baie Park, Gatineau


Source: FMG

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