International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu
Watch more than 100 hot air balloons from the United States, Canada, France, and Brazil fill the Quebec sky at the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in Canada. In its 34th year, the festival seeks to top itself with new and creative balloon designs and more flights than ever before. Several stages at the festival will host Canadian artists like Tom Cochrane (“Life is a Highway”), Isabelle Boulay, and Erip Lapointe. Several activities including carnival rides and rock climbing will keep the fun going long after the balloons take flight. The festival begins August 11 and runs for eight days.
Take Amtrak to the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu Enjoy amazing balloons from Quebec via Amtrak to Montréal Station in Montréal—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!