International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada

Each year, the Haut-Richelieu sky is invaded by nearly 125 hot air balloons during the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It is undoubtedly the largest gathering of balloons in Canada and offers an elaborate show during nine days not just hot air balloons but live music performances and family activities. This event is a reference in the world of Balloon with over 1.5 million square feet of activity areas and 450 000 visitors gathered around this theme. It is also a must summer event for fans of large concerts. The 34th edition of the festival will take place from 12th to 20th August 2017. This is an appointment not to be missed, just 20 minutes from Montreal.

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Bring your chairs and everything necessary to make the picnic with friends or family, it is worthwhile to live this experience in full air, so beautiful in the visual than in auditor .

You can check the schedule on the festival site.

 

The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
 12th to 20th August 2017
Municipal Airport
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), Canada
J3B 7B5

The Lavender House, St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

The Lavender House, culture and perfumery is located in St-Eustache, Quebec. It is a place where the owners cultivate lavender, where guests can visit the lavender fields in the summer when the plants are in bloom and there’s, of course, a shop where you can buy products made with lavender. There are also other activities offered in summer; for example music on Sundays, massage therapy on Saturdays, in addition you can have a picnic on site and of course walk among the plants or take a break sitting next to them to fill you with nature and beauty. The use of lavender has been known for millennia, the extraction of a quality oil from the flowers is done with the distillation by steam. This oil has multiple uses. Lavender is known for its antiseptic, antibacterial, disinfectant, calming, healing and antispasmodic; its use is also recommended to combat the anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. You can take it as a tea, in capsules or used as alcoholate to friction.

Tips

The house is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00. The agrotourism site is open from May to October. You can buy the ticket online and take it the day of your visit at the entrance. Children under 12 enter for free and adolescents 12 to 17 years pay half the price. From August, 7th to October, 9th  2017, the visit is free.
You can also order floral arrangements for special occasions.
There are shops of lavender house in several commercial centers.

902 Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache, Qc, J7R 0G4

Avudo, Montreal, Qebec, Canada

From May, 17th to September 2nd , you can attend a show designed by Daniele Finzi Pasca for the 375th anniversary of Montreal under the name of ‘Avudo’. This is a spectacle that will take you on a journey through time with projections on walls, in the open air that will captivate your attention for 30 minutes. The scenario is mainly on water, there are thirty fountains that will form large images up to 30 meters with a height of 11.50 meters; 94 containers were also used to create this magic show. The history of the river will show you the past of the city. The music, with excellent sound, was created by Maria Bonzanigo and was recorded with the Orchester Métropolitain and Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal.

Tips

The show takes place from Tuesday to Saturday at 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm. It’s free but you have to get tickets online.

If you pass by the place and there is room, you can also attend but standing because the seats are given with anticipation.

Quai King Edward, Vieux-Port de Montréal