Lightweight Custom Special Shape Hot Air Balloons

& Model Balloons

Creativity In The Air.




Here at Bard Balloons, we create spectacular, bespoke, lightweight hot air balloons in Ottawa, Canada, since 2009.

About Us

Bard Balloons is a Hot Air Balloon Manufacturing Company operating out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and servicing the entire ballooning community. We manufacture under Transport Canada’s “amateur-built” category (also known as “experimental”) to similar standards as Type Certified balloons and we pride ourselves in exquisite designs and top quality workmanship. Making balloons this way offers us flexibility to create almost anything you can imagine as a hot air balloon. We offer hot air balloon design services, as well as new manufacturing of full-size and model balloons, repair and/or rebuilding services.

Our Team

The faces behind our balloons.

Alain Bard

Owner / Creator

Alain has been a creator his whole life.
As a young boy, he built and flew dozens of his model aircraft creations.
Later his attention turned to kites, clothes and costumes for local performers.
Since 2009 his passion has turned to creating hot air balloons.
Alain is a paraglider, paramotor and hot air balloon pilot. He is also a hot air balloon flight instructor and an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) for balloons.

Misun Kim

Chief Crew

Misun has been an integral part of the team since 2016, and has travelled all over the world as Chief Crew with us. She is a key part of the design process, as she has a keen eye for what looks good – and nothing gets built without her seal of approval.


Get In Touch

+1 (613) 853-6675

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