General information

Thursday and Friday, August 29 and 30, from 4 to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1, from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Monday, September 2, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At parc de la Baie, Gatineau

There are 3 entrances :

  • 988 rue Saint-Louis, Gatineau, Quebec, J8T 2S4
  • 3 Rue Saint-Antoine, Gatineau, Quebec, J8T 3L4
  • 95 rue de la Baie, Gatineau, Québec, J8T 3H4

165, rue Saint-Antoine
Gatineau (Québec) Canada J8T 3M6

Office hours:

Monday to Friday: 
From 8:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
From June 1 to August 26: 
From 8:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 4 p.m.

By phone, 819-243-2330 / 1-800 668-8383, by fax, 819-243-2324 or by email, fmg@montgolfieresgatineau.com.

Yes. You can download it ​​​here.

Calls for applications to perform at the Festival are closed for this year.


To find out more about RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) wristbands, go to our FAQ on wristbands here.

Yes. You can buy your wristband at either of the three Festival entrances at the parc de la Baie site. Informations coming soon. 

If you place your order by 11:59 p.m. on August 6, you will receive your order by mail before August 20. Once you have received your wristband and/or front of stage pass, register them online before you arrive at the event.

If you place your order after 11:59 p.m. on August 6, bring your invoice (electronic or paper copy) and photo ID to the entrances to pick up your order.

Yes. You have to wear your RFID wristband at all times during the Festival. It is neither refundable nor exchangeable. Damaged or fake wristbands are not accepted.

Access rides is valid for children and adults who wish to enjoy our amusement park. The rides access does not include the entrance to the Festival.

No, rides access does not integrate RFID chip. The rides access does not include the entrance to the Festival.

Parking and shuttles

Yes. You can park for $13 at 988 rue Saint-Louis. Or consider using the shuttle service and save a few dollars by leaving your car at home.

Yes. From August 29 to September 2, the Festival, in collaboration with the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO), is offering a free shuttle service from two Gatineau sectors (Hull and Gatineau). 

The regular bus route will serve Masson-Angers, Aylmer, Buckingham and Ottawa at the regular rate.

Festival visitors with a valid wristband ride regular STO buses for free during the Festival.

The shuttle service can accommodate persons with reduced mobility. Check the STO site for information on its paratransit service.

Check the STO site for details

The Festival encourages its visitors to use eco-friendly transportation to parc de la Baie: walk, bike or bus! http://www.planibus.sto.ca/


Yes. There are two bicycle parking areas for the Festival: 3 rue Saint-Antoine and 988 rue Saint-Louis. Both are close to the bike path. Be sure to bring your lock.

At the Festival

You can set up a chair on the grounds of (but not directly in front of) the stages after 4 p.m. on Thursday or Friday, and after 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday or Monday. The Festival is not responsible for chairs or blankets left unattended.

Yes. There are a limited number of spots available directly in front of the stage for the evening shows.

Yes. You can dine at VIP Lounge. 
This VIP experience includes a lovely terrace with a view over the Lift-Off Area, a gourmet meal prepared by Le St-Estèphe and a bar service offered by Le Cellier. From Thursday to Sunday, your evening will be further enhanced by live entertainment provided by a singer or a DJ.!

VIP Lounge guarantees a unique and memorable experience. It opens at 4 p.m., and meals are served starting at 6 p.m. from Thursday to Sunday.

For additional information about VIP: here.

We tolerate cigarettes except in the designated no-smoking areas. Smokers are asked to use the ashtrays and benches provided for them.

In accordance with the municipal by-law on the consumption of cannabis in public areas, we tolerate cannabis except in the designated no-smoking areas. Smokers are asked to use the ashtrays and benches provided for them.

Yes. There are three Desjardins ATMs on the Festival site.

Pets are not permitted at the Festival, but guide dogs for the visually impaired are permitted.

Yes. You can bring your own food onto the Festival grounds, but metal utensils and glass containers are not permitted. As well, you cannot bring alcohol onto the Festival grounds.

Definitely. The Festival, in partnership with RECYC-QUÉBEC, provides four water stations, two free bicycle parking areas, and a STO shuttle service.

The Festival is committed to a cleaner planet. Approximately 50 volunteers make up a green team that reminds people at the Festival to act in accordance with its eco-friendly policy:

— sorting waste in the more than 200 recycling and composting bins.

— filling reusable water bottles at our water stations.

— biking to the Festival and parking in our free bicycle parking areas. Be sure to bring your lock.

— using the special parking with charging stations (120 volts) for hybrid and electric cars.

The Festival received an award at the Gala d’excellence en environnement de l’Outaouais, and the first Grand Vivat award for eco-friendly events in Quebec.

There are approximately 30 disability parking spots in the Festival parking lot for Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec sticker holders.

There are washrooms around the site for persons with reduced mobility. There are also areas along the fence of the Casino Lac-Leamy Stage that persons with reduced mobility can use if they wish after 4 p.m. Please note that space is limited.

The Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker (TLCS) provides free access to companions of persons aged 12 and older who have a disability or mental illness and require assistance on outings. It takes a period of approximately three weeks to receive your accompaniment sticker. For additional information about the TLCS, go to www.vatl.org


Of course. The Michel Quesnel Infant Care Station is available for free throughout the Festival. This area is set up with everything you might need to change diapers or feed your infant. It is air conditioned, has a microwave oven, water, cots and rocking chairs…

Go to the lost and found children trailer. Informations coming soon. 

Children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult to enter or leave the Festival site. They are admitted for free, and therefore have no wristband.

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