Oka Beach has a pretty magical event lined up for September.
The Water Lantern Festival has announced that it will be gracing the national park with thousands of floating lanterns as part of a celebration that spans the entire world.
- This week-long poutine festival takes over Old Montreal this August
- Take part in this epic rock climbing competition at Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 24 and 25
- A giant city-wide pizza festival is coming to Montreal in September
- 12 gorgeous beaches you can day trip to from Montreal
According to the festival’s official website, the event is a celebration of life with proceeds going towards charities and non-profit organizations within the area.
“Water Lantern Festival brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night,” states the event’s website. “At the Water Lantern Festival, we cherish these moments and will do our best to help you have a memorable experience that you’ll never forget as you witness the beauty of thousands of lanterns reflecting upon the water.”
The festival takes place throughout multiple cities around the world, with the Canadian cities of, Regina, Vancouver, Hamilton, Calgary, Ottawa, Mississauga, and, of course, Montreal taking part.
Expect an evening filled with food trucks, music, lantern designing and finally, a magical launch of the lanterns into the water as the sun goes down.
When: Saturday, September 28
Time: 4:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Oka Beach, 2020 Chemin d’Oka
Price: $38.99 – $50, available online