Since 1984, hot air balloons have been filling the skies of the Richelieu region south of Montreal. Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is the self-proclaimed hot air balloon capital of Canada. And with the largest hot air balloon festival in the country, the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, it can wear that title with pride.
The event lasts nine days each year in mid-August.
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