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Custom fabricated, bespoke Hot Air Balloons

Specializing in Lightweight Special Shape Hot Air Balloons

Creativity In The Air.




At Bard Balloons, we create spectacular, bespoke, lightweight hot air balloons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Since 2009.

We have been building hot air balloons for 15 years now, and we have built and helped to build close to 40 hot air balloons.

In-house 3D design

Other than a few large hot air balloon manufacturers, we are one of the only workshops in the world that possess the know-how and expertise to successfully design Special Shape Hot Air balloons using 3D Computer Aided Design (3D CAD). We have designed dozens of projects that are currently flying all over the world.

About Us

Bard Balloons is a Custom Fabrication Shop that designs and builds Hot Air Balloons and related products. Operating out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and servicing the entire ballooning community, we build balloons 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, using modern, top-of-the-line equipment and using custom designed and sourced materials such as our special lightweight fabrics – available to be made in any custom Pantone color.

We specialize in creating special shape balloons, and we can create almost anything you can imagine!

We offer hot air balloon design services, as well as new manufacturing of full-size and model balloons, as well maintenance, repair and rebuilding services.

Get in touch, and let’s get started on your project!

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 artists and 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 our Crew Chief. 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.

Bring your idea into reality.

+1 (613) 853-6675

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