35th edition

From 1st to 5th september 2022

Invite your friends and family to join you at the FMG party!

Any invoice for over six 5-day passes or six daily passes for the same day will automatically be entered into a contest to win access to a 12-person VIP box (including snacks and beverages), a prize worth $1,499.

The FMG has your party covered!


The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival Contest is organized by the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival Communications Department. The Contest begins on April 6th, 2022 at 2:00 pm and ends on August 15th at 11:59 pm.

To enter the Contest, you must meet the eligibility criteria set out herein and purchase six 5-day or six day passes on the same invoice at

One (1) winner will be awarded a private box for up to 12 people at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival on the evening of their choice on: September 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th, 2022, including: a light snack and beverages valued at approximately $1,499.

A random draw will be held on Tuesday, August 16th at 10:00 a.m. among purchasers of six 5-day or six day passes on the same invoice. The entrant selected as described herein will be contacted by telephone and email by a member of the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival. The winner’s name will also be posted on the FMG’s social media channels. After 48 hours, if the selected participant has not been contacted, a new draw will be held. Once the selected participant has been reached, they will be declared a winner, subject to having fulfilled all the conditions described herein and having complied with the Rules of Participation.

Subject to the conditions set out herein, the Contest is open to all persons aged 18 and over, residing in Québec or outside Québec, with the exception of employees, advertising agencies or any person directly related to the Contest and the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, such as employees, agents or representatives or any member of their immediate family.

The Contest organizers are not responsible for incomplete or incomprehensible contact information provided by participants. An email address and telephone number must be provided when purchasing six 5-day or six daily passes on the same invoice. The Contest organizers reserve the right to reject an entrant if the information requested is not correctly completed or contains a human or mechanical error.

The winner will be informed, by email and by phone, of the details of the Prize. The winner must claim the Prize according to the instructions provided by the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival within 5 business days following the draw, failing which the Prize will be null and void and, if applicable, will not be subject to a new draw and will simply not be awarded.

By participating in this Contest, the winner irrevocably authorizes the organizers and their representatives to use their name, photograph, image and/or voice to inform the media that they are the winner of the Contest, without any form of compensation.

The prize must be claimed as described in these Contest Rules and may not, at the winner’s request, be substituted for another prize or exchanged in whole or in part for cash or transferred to another person.

The Contest Organizers shall not be liable for any problems including, but not limited to, technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, online servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or any other problems resulting directly or indirectly from viruses, bugs, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof. The Contest organizers reserve the right to modify or cancel, without prior notice, the Contest.