Up, Up and Away in their Wonderful Balloons at the Montgolfieres Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 2012

Balloons galore is not all you will get at the International Balloon Festival or the Montgolfieres.  There are tons of activities daily.  Enough so that you can spend several days there.  Plus some fantastic musical acts performing outdoors, so something for all ages and tastes.

The major attraction at the Montgolfieres is definitely the balloons.  Besides the traditional shapes, of all colours, that we are all familiar with there will be special shaped balloons.  This year there will be balloons shaped as Elvis, an astronaut, a bee, Spider-Man, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, and a fire hydrant.

This year some big musical acts will be performing on the Loto-Quebec Stage this year.  Simple Plan, The Wanted, B.o.B., Les Cowboys Fringants, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mika, T-Pain , and Cobra Starship.  The cool thing is that the shows are free with the price of your admission.

To top it off there are all kinds of carnival style rides, delicious food, a special haunted house, inflatable games, terraces to relax on, a Tim Hortons coffee house, arts and crafts to be purchased, a Saint Jean tourism information booth, and a Canadian Forces Exhibition.

Additional Information:

-Website:  www.ballooncanada.com

-Ticket Prices:  9 Day Passport – Adult (13+):  $59.00

Child (3-12):  $20.00

1 Day Ticket – Adult (13+):  Weekdays:  $20.00  Weekends:  $25.00

Child (3-12):  $8.00

Infant (0-2):  Free

Family (2 Adults and 2 Children):  $50.00 or $60.00 on Saturdays

-Balloon Flight Prices:  Morning:  $170.00

Evening:  $210.00

-Parking Lot:  Car – $7.00

RV – $20.00/day for first 4 days and then $15.00/day after

-Opening Hours:  Monday-Friday:  1:30 – End of show

Saturday-Sunday:  12:00 p.m. – End of show