Message from the Minister of Tourism

35th edition

From September 1st to 5th 2022

Always rising to the occasion!

The Government of Québec is pleased to be associated with the 35th Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, a large-scale event that promotes the Outaouais region and adds to Québec’s charm. We can certainly say that we are all fired up to rise to the occasion!

This colourful event promises to enthrall visitors by showcasing the most beautiful giants of the sky. They can also take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet passionate pilots and appreciate the unique nature of these airships. A number of performers will also take to the stage, offering festival-goers a chance to enjoy themselves and discover new talent.

In addition to boosting the local economy and contributing to Quebec’s reputation as a prime summer destination, this festive event highlights the considerable skills of our tourism and event industry. I invite participants to avail themselves of their stay to explore the area and experience the Outaouais in a completely new way.

Happy Festival!

The Minister of Tourism
and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière and Bas-Saint-Laurent regions,

Caroline Proulx