Festival Activities

October 6-7th, 2018 | From 10 AM to 5 PM — October 8th, 2018 | From 10 AM to 4 PM
5, rue Pagé, Rigaud – Parc Chartier-de Lotbinière   |   Entrance fee : $2 per person
Free inter-site shuttles
Dogs are prohibited in the Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière.
  • Sciotte competition
  • Rigaud Community Cadet Corps
  • Fire department and first respondants
  • Food trucks, restoration area
  • Sentiers de L’escapade Kiosk
    Dogs on a leash are allowed on the trails of L’escapade.
  • Water station for filling glasses and reusable bottles
  • Sucrerie de la Montagne – Tasting pancakes and wild meat sausages
  • Pedal go-karts – Restaurant L’Étoile de Rigaud
  • Le Nichoir, educational kiosk
    Hudson-based Le Nichoir is a wild bird rehabilitation centre that cares for 1,800 injured and orphaned wild birds each year. A biologist from Le Nichoir will be on hand at the booth to talk about Le Nichoir and Quebec’s diverse population of wild birds using taxidermy, specimens you can handle, microscopes, nests, etc. You will also be able to shop a selection of bird-friendly items for the home, from their store La Plume Verte.

Festival Activities

October 6-7th, 2018 | From 10 AM to 5 PM — October 8th, 2018 | From 10 AM to 5 PM
321, rue des Érables, Rigaud – Mont Rigaud   |   FREE access to site
Free inter-site shuttles
Dogs on leash are allowed to Mont Rigaud, smoke-free environment (two designated smoking areas) and no cash withdrawals possible. Go to the top with the ski lift (Priority given to people with reduced mobility, seniors or pregnant)

Mont Rigaud plays a major role in our organization. Having become the major partner over the years, it attracts nearly 20,000 visitors to its site in the 3 days. The mustn’t-miss activity is ascending Mont Rigaud either by chairlift or on foot to admire the view of the fall colours and breathe in the fresh air.

  • Panoramic picnic area at the summit of the ski slopes
  • Entertainment and music
  • Acoustic singers performing during the 3 days
  • Ski lift
    (over 18 years: $7 | 6-17 years: $5 | Under 5 years: Free | 2018-2019 winter season ticket holders: Free)WARNING: For safety design reasons, you may use the lift to “go up” but not to “come down.” You are required to get off at the summit, exiting quickly, in order to ensure the landing area remains clear at all times. The lift does not make any stops, except only in the event of an emergency..
  • Mountain bikes
    (3-5 years: Free | 6-17 years: $10 | over 18 years: $12)
  • Helicopter tours – $ –
    $35 + tx per person
    Flight time: 10 min (6 to 7 min in the air) about 20 25 km distance traveled and at an altitude of 1300 to 1500 feet. We will accept cash, credit card and debit via SQUARE.
  • Horseback riding organized by the Ranch de l’amitié ($10 / person) – $* –
  • Refreshments and catering – $* –

* Cash only. Information and booking directly from the helicopter company and the Ranch de l’amitié.

Entrance fees to the Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière are not valid to Mont Rigaud.

Shows at Mont Rigaud

Jean-Michel Soudre

  • Sunday, October 6th
  • 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Patrick Gemme

  • Sunday, October 6th
  • 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Emeraude Sébastien (en solo)

  • Saturday, October 7th
  • 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Duo Patrick Gemme & Jean-Michel Soudre

  • Saturday, October 7th
  • 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

DJ Simon Larivée

  • Monday, October 8th
  • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Melt-it Up Trio

  • Monday, October 8th
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Festival Activities

October 6-7th, 2018 | From 10 AM to 5 PM — October 8th, 2018 | From 10 AM to 5 PM
85, chemin Bourget, Rigaud – Arbraska Rigaud
Free inter-site shuttles

For the 21st edition of the Festival des Couleurs, Arbraska has joined the Festival’s two main sites to offer an even better experience to festivalgoers and become a top draw during your visit to the Festival des Couleurs de Rigaud. Whether you head to the Village Arbre-en-Ciel for childish wonder, get your fill of thrills as you zoom along our zip lines or enjoy a peaceful walk along a suspended bridge path, you will find a varied choice of activities suitable for every age. A great time for all, for an even more unforgettable Festival des Couleurs de Rigaud.

  • Arbre-En-Ciel Village
    Our Village Arbre-en-Ciel promises a fun time for the whole family! An immense playground where the only limit is one’s imagination, young adventurers can wander from treehouse to treehouse by crossing netted bridges, observatories and slides. They can also explore a world of tunnels and sharpen their talents along an aerial course and with ground games. For the occasion, we have added an inflatable obstacle course to take the fun to a whole other level. $5 individual entry fee gives visitors unlimited access. A picnic area will also be available.
  • Come and meet our mascot KiKl and have your photo taken with her. You could win a 2019 season’s pass!
  • The Mega Zip Line Course
    Fly from platform to platform and live a one-of-a-kind experience. A circuit made up of 5 mega zip lines, as high as 500 and 700 feet above ground, awaits you! $5 entry fee to participate; open to anyone 5 years of age or older and at least 1.3 metres tall. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Closed shoes mandatory and hair must be tied back in a ponytail.
    Stroll along our suspended bridge path and discover the universe of ARTEMANIA. Take a moment to unwind, admire the colours, get back to nature surrounded by bird songs and the burbling of a stream, reach for the sky on a swing and admire nearby artwork. A picnic area will also be set-up. Only during the Festival des Couleurs de Rigaud, we invite you to spoil yourself during your ARTEMANIA visit with a chair massage on site by professionals from the Centre de Santé de la Montagne in Rigaud at a cost of $1 / minute. Open to everyone. You will also have on-site access to individual sessions of free Yoga Therapy according to availability. These sessions are beneficial for stress, anxiety and pain.
  • Animation and music
  • Picnic area
  • Come and enjoy ‘Smores’ around the campfire – $ –
  • Refreshments and catering – $ –
  • Regular courses
    Regular courses at regular price are also available – $ –

Entrance fees to the Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière are not valid to Arbrask Rigaud.


Come and meet the artists at the Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière!


Vivacious Anne-Lune welcomes her friend Balthazar, who wants to discover her universe. The singer will take the opportunity to talk about self-esteem: How can we discover our worth and gain greater self-confidence? Thanks to her highly rhythmic songs, kids, adults and even Balthazar will continue on life’s path with a bundle filled with valuable tools!

  • Saturday, October 6th
  • 11:30 AM
  • $2 entry fee per person
  • Large stage Infografilm

Les frères Lemay

With their dynamic, rock-infused rhythms, the Lemay Brothers will once again push the limits of trad music to create their own unique sound. Since the release of their albums L’homme qui a vu l’ours in 2009 and La Marmite in 2012, the group has performed their show more than 300 times across Quebec, in addition to doing several international tours.

  • Saturday, October 6th
  • 2:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person
  • Large stage Infografilm

Yves Lambert Trio

Yves Lambert is without doubt a major figure in the Quebec traditional music scene. Always on the lookout for new trends and a mentor to the next generation of musicians, he created the Yves Lambert Trio, bringing together experience and youth. Yves Lambert’s charisma and talent, coupled with the virtuosity and passion of Tommy Gauthier and Olivier Rondeau, the nuances of their arrangements and their original harmonies make the trio an impressive musical act.

  • Sunday, October 7th
  • 3:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person
  • Large stage Infografilm

Lendemain de veille

With its repertoire of best-loved Québécois chansons and the Top 40 from golden oldies to today’s hits, Lendemain de veille gets the crowd singing and dancing like there’s no tomorrow!

  • Monday, October 8th
  • 1:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person
  • Large stage Infografilm