Illumi Laval

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Illumi Laval is one of the most exciting events you should not miss. This light exhibition is where you can find tons of larger-than-life light structures. It is a perfect destination for all ages.

The festival of lights lets you enter 19 different universes: Dune Palace, Winter Wonderland, Garden of Giants, The Magical Forest, the Scarlet Spiders, Imaginary Animals, Martian Forest, Multicolor Flight, Jurassic Kingdom, La Dolce Vita, The Egg-Ceptional Farm, Puppies and Kitties, Submarine Tunnel, Ocean Splash, Candy Blizzard, The Cavalia Horses, the Missing Pirates, Draw Me Illumi, The Illumi of Lights and Its Village, and La Terre Illumi.

Illumi Laval festival of lights
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About Illumi Laval festival of lights

As you explore the festival venue, lights, colors, and music will surround you. The light festival creates a world where you can only feel happiness and excitement. It is an excellent introduction to celebrating the holiday season.

The light exhibition presents a beautiful world of lights. The fairy lights, curtain lights, LED curtain lights, blinking Christmas lights, net lights, icicle lights, meteor shower lights, as well as rope lights will bring a different kind of illumination. They symbolize love, hope, and unity. 

You can experience the different universes on foot or by car. If you prefer a night walk, this three-kilometer route lets you wander each of the universes and create lasting memories. You can also explore it by car. The new car route configuration enables you to experience the magic and fun of this nighttime adventure with comfort.

Regardless of how you want to experience each universe, one thing is for sure; you will enjoy the entire experience. So, do not forget to invite your loved ones.

Illumi Laval Dates (2023)

Illumi Laval gives you the best opportunity to make your holiday celebration exciting and memorable. You can visit the light festival with your loved ones to have quality time.

The light exhibition runs for the whole month of October:

October 2023:

  • October 1, 2023
  • October 6, 2023
  • October 7, 2023
  • October 8, 2023
  • October 9, 2023
  • October 12, 2023
  • October 13, 2023
  • October 14, 2023
  • October 15, 2023
  • October 18, 2023
  • October 19, 2023
  • October 20, 2023
  • October 21, 2023
  • October 22, 2023
  • October 24, 2023
  • October 25, 2023
  • October 26, 2023
  • October 27, 2023
  • October 28, 2023
  • October 29, 2023
  • October 30, 2023
  • October 31, 2023

Where It’s Located and How to Get There 

With state-of-the-art technology and programming, animatronic creatures, high-definition projections, and dazzling lights will blow your mind. Illumi Laval will bring you immersive technologies to make your holiday celebration unique and fun-filled.

The light festival takes place at 2805 Bd du Souvenir, Laval, Quebec H7V 1W8, Canada. If you plan to explore the different universes on foot, the closest bus stop to the entrance is at the Armand Frappier and Boulevard du Souvenir intersection. Line 40 at the Montmorency metro will take you to the festival venue. 

If you’re in Canada, you can also check out these lights festivals:

Lumina Borealis at Kingston

Burlington Festival of Lights (Canada)

Festival Hours 

Illumi Laval is a fun way to end your day or make your entire night exciting. After exploring the city, make sure to join the festival of lights.

October 2023:

  • October 1 – from 7 PM
  • October 6 – from 6:45 PM
  • October 7 – from 6:45 PM
  • October 8 – from 6:45 PM
  • October 9 – from 6:45 PM
  • October 12 – from 6:30 PM
  • October 13 – from 6:30 PM
  • October 14 – from 6:30 PM
  • October 15 – from 6:30 PM
  • October 18 – from 6:30 PM
  • October 19 – from 6:30 PM
  • October 20 – from 6:30 PM
  • October 21 – from 6:30 PM
  • October 22 – from 6:30 PM
  • October 24 – from 6:15 PM
  • October 25 – from 6:15 PM
  • October 26 – from 6:15 PM
  • October 27 – from 6:15 PM
  • October 28 – from 6:15 PM
  • October 29 – from 6:15 PM
  • October 30 – from 6 PM
  • October 31 – from 6 PM

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Tickts Cost to Illumi Laval 

The rates for joining Illumi Laval vary by time slot, date, age, and experience. You can purchase the tickets at the illumi site’s box office. Beware that the tickets are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.

Here are the ticket prices:

  • General Admission – from $15 to $22
  • Teens (11 to 17) – from $15 to $29.50
  • Children (5 to 10) – from $12 to $24.50
  • Toddlers (2 to 4) – from $5 to $17.50
  • Chaperon – from $15 to $34.50

Weather and What to Wear

Illumi Laval starts in October, so expect the weather to be crisp or rainy. The average temperatures are in the low 10s Celcius (50s Fahrenheit). It is ideal for bringing warm jeans or pants, fleece, coat or jacket, extra socks, mittens or light gloves, standard footwear, rain pants, and an umbrella.

Illumi Laval festival of lights

Hotels nearby the Illumi Laval festival

Here are some of the best accommodations you can book during your stay in Laval:

  • Best Western Laval-Montreal & Conference Centre 

This accommodation features a year-round indoor pool and an on-site gym. All rooms include free Wi-Fi. 

  • Motel Newstar Laval 

This accommodation features free private parking and free Wi-Fi. All guest rooms are clean and comfortable. 

  • Hilton Montreal/Laval 

This accommodation features free parking, comfortable beds, on-site dining, and leisure amenities. It is a few minutes away from downtown Montreal. The staff is professional and friendly.

Where to Eat

Before the light festival starts, make sure to try the following food destinations:

  • Oregon Bar a Vin 

This restaurant features seasonal, local small plates. Aside from the popular grilled octopus, chanterelles, and sumac, the wine list is worth the try.

  • Restaurant Vien Dong

This family-owned restaurant serves Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisines. Most of the dishes are vegetarian or gluten-free. Some of the popular choices are flank steak and steamed rice cakes.

  • Lucille’s Laval

This seafood restaurant and oyster bar is famous for its New England-style chowder, surf and turf, lobster rolls, and seafood towers. There is also a kid’s menu.

More Things to Do in the Area 

Laval is not limited to Illumi Laval; you can try other things, like:

  • Cosmodome 

This attraction is home to Space Camp Canada, one of the five space camps in the world. Another main feature here is the Space Science Centre, a life-sized space shuttle cockpit.

  • Centre de la Nature

This famous destination is home to different farm animals. You can try different activities, including cross-country skiing, fishing, skating, tobogganing, and hiking.

  • Sauriol Farm 

This family-owned farm allows visitors to pick fresh fruits and veggies from June to October. What you pick depends on the months. Aside from seasonal yields, the onsite market offers fresh cheese, maple syrup, freshly baked bread, and more.

  • Sainte-Rose Golf Club 

This 18-hole golf course is a perfect destination for avid golfers. It is set among man-made lakes, flowers, and trees. It offers a practice green and equipment rental.

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Here are 2 more festival of lights that you should visit:
Tonga Lumina
Nova Lumina

FAQ

1. What are the parking facilities available at Illumi Laval?

There is ample parking available on the premises of Illumi Laval. We recommend arriving early, especially during peak weekends, to ensure convenient parking.

2. Is smoking permitted within the festival grounds?

Smoking is strictly prohibited within the boundaries of the Illumi Laval festival. Designated smoking areas are available and are clearly marked for your convenience.

3. Are pets allowed to accompany attendees?

For the safety and comfort of all festival attendees, pets are not permitted on the festival grounds with the exception of certified service animals. However, a special evening in each month allows visitors to explore the light festival together with their beloved pet.

4. What are the ticket purchasing options?

Tickets can be purchased both online and at the entrance. However, purchasing tickets online in advance is strongly recommended to secure your preferred date and time slot.

5. Is the festival wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the festival area is designed to be wheelchair accessible. Additionally, accessible parking spaces are available near the entrance.

6. What are the dining options within the festival?

A variety of food and beverage stands are available throughout the festival grounds, offering a range of options from light snacks to full meals.

7. Is photography allowed during the festival?

Photography for personal use is permitted and encouraged. However, commercial photography or videography requires prior approval from festival management.

8. How long is the typical visit to Illumi Laval?

The average duration of a visit to Illumi Laval is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. However, guests are welcome to stay as long as they would like within the operating hours.

Source:

https://laval.illumi.com/en/schedules-and-rates/

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