Recreational vehicles

36th edition

From August 31st to September 4th 2023

Stay in the center of the Festival!

A dedicated and passionate team of volunteers will welcome you to the RV Park of the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival. Staying at the RV Park will allow you to discover or rediscover our magnificent Outaouais region and its many cultural and outdoor activities. The National Capital Region offers many facets for both city and nature lovers.

Adress : 1089, Jacques-Cartier street

Official supplier

Visit iconic sites!

  • The highest concentration of national museums in the country
  • The largest spa in North America
  • Gatineau Park’s 361 km2 of green space
  • The only interprovincial zip line in the world

Ride your bike!

  • More than 600 km of bicycle paths, including a trail that runs along the Ottawa River right outside the RV park.

To learn more about activities in the Outaouais, you can visit the Outaouais Tourism website.


1089, rue Jacques Cartier, Gatineau, Québec, J8T 2W3

GPS Coordinates : N and - W


819 243-2330


Recreational Vehicle Campground Rules

These rules were prepared for the well-being and comfort of all campers attending the Festival.

1. Campers have to register in the welcome tent at the RV Park during business hours. After hours, they can park in the parking lot overnight until the attendant arrives in the morning.

2. The rates for a stay in the RV Park do not include the paid accesses of the Festival. Campers must purchase the necessary accesses.

3. The parking sticker, provided at arrival, must be pasted on the windshield of the vehicle.

4. The occupancy permit, provided at arrival, must be clearly visible through a window of the RV at all time.

5. All sites are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Each RV must be parked as instructed by the event handlers.

6. Campers must respect the boundaries of the site assigned to them in order to avoid obstructing roads and pathways. The RV, cars (maximum of two per site) and any equipment must not protrude beyond the site boundaries. One parking permit is included with the reservation, a second one can be purchased at an additional cost.

7. Any change in site must be approved by an official of the RV Park.

8. It is strictly prohibited to reserve a spot for another camper with a car or any other equipment.

9. It is strictly prohibited to reserve a site for an automobile.

10. The vehicle must be detached from the RV if the two together exceed the length of the assigned site.

11. Two or more RVs may not be parked in a “U” shape arrangement.

12. Only cars assigned a parking sticker may enter the campsite. Visitors must leave their cars outside the RV Park, unless they purchase a 2nd parking sticker to access your lot by vehicle. Maximum of 2 stickers per lot.

13. The use of all-terrain vehicles on the Festival grounds is strictly prohibited, but is tolerated within the RV Park.

14. RV owners wishing to stay an extra night must make arrangements and pay the additional fee at the reception.

15. Out of respect for the event sponsors, campers may not post “For Sale” signs on their RVs. Itinerant vendors will not be tolerated on the site without previous arrangements.

All Gatineau fire regulations regarding recreational vehicles must be followed.

1. The speed limit on the campground is 10 km/hour.

2. Campfires are prohibited at the campground, regardless of the type of fireplace or container used, including propane fireplace.

3. Only propane BBQs are allowed.

4. Weapons of all kinds are prohibited, including arrows, firecrackers and fireworks.

1. A water station is available for filling RV reservoirs for domestic use. No temporary or permanent hookup to the RV Park water supply is permitted.

2. No hookup to any power source located within the RV Park is permitted without authorization from a site official.

3. Generators may be used from 7 to 9:30 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., and 5 to 8 p.m.

4. Waste must be placed in a plastic bag and dropped into the containers provided for this purpose.

5. Ten (10) dumping stations are available free of charge on the campground.

1. Quiet time is from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.    

2. Any excess noise that could inconvenience or disturb the other campers in any way is strictly prohibited at all times.

3. Damaging or cutting trees, shrubs, plants, etc. is prohibited.

4. It is prohibited to pour any type of liquid or solid waste from your RV onto the ground.

5. Alcoholic drinks may only be consumed in your section or unit. It is strictly prohibited to bring alcoholic beverages into the Festival grounds.

6. Only unbreakable containers are allowed when driving on theProperty.

7. Indecency, nudity, loud arguments, brawls and bad behaviour are prohibited.

8. We ask that you leave your site clean upon your departure.

Pets are permitted in accordance with this policy.

–          They must be leashed at all times within the RV Park.

–          They must not disrupt the neighborhood or cause any disturbances.

–          Their droppings must be picked up.

Pets are not permitted on the Festival grounds.

The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival bears no responsibility for accidents or injuries that occur within the RV Park.

Neither the Festival corporation nor Ville de Gatineau can be held responsible for the loss of belongings or damage caused to a vehicle, an RV or any other property. Do not leave any objects (coolers, bicycles, chairs, barbecues, etc.) unattended outside your RV.

Festival management reserves the right to evict without notice any client, as well as any person accompanying that client, who breaks one or more of the rules or who is considered undesirable. Moreover, evicted clients will not be entitled to a refund.

In accordance with the purchasing policy, there is no reimbursement or exchange.

Management may amend these rules or expand upon them without prior notice.

Emergency: Police – Fire – Ambulance – Call 911!