In Quebec, over a hundred hot air balloons from North America are invited. 2 cities share the spotlights:
L’International de montgolfières de Saint-Jean de Richelieu is a 125 balloons gathering. The program: Merry go-rounds, concerts, etc. This festival was founded in 1984 thanks to a study which had highlighted the optimum conditions for a major ballooning event.
Le Festival de Montgolfières de Gatineau with 150 balloons! In 1988, the first edition was born. The event was created for tourism and family in the city. Canadian, European and American pilots share their passion for ballooning. A special effort is made for special shapes.
Reference Pilâtre de Rozier Organisation – Collector 2011