Hot Air Balloons

Watch the hot air balloons

During the 4 weekends of August, our status as the capital of the hot air balloon will be honoured with a sky coloured with balloons over Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The flights will be executed in the mornings and evenings, from various parks in the city. The sky will be filled with vibrant colours for the visual delight of citizens and visitors. 


This year, there is no fixed location from which the hot air balloons depart. Pilots are free to leave from different parks throughout the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.


August 1st, 2021

August 7-8, 2021

August 14-15, 2021

August 21-22, 2021

August 28-29, 2021


Flight times vary depending on the day, weather, winds, etc. They usually take place in the morning between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and in the evening between 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Please note, we have no control over the time and direction of the balloon flights, this depends on the weather conditions and winds of the day.

Public Notice

Every weekend in August, hot air balloons will fly from different parks in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. You will be able to observe them from all over the city.

Psst: The Vieux-Saint-Jean remains the place to admire the sky colored with balloons!

In case of bad weather conditions, the balloon flights can be canceled.