2020 Special edition

This year, explore illumi in three ways…

Drive-Through Experience

Illumi is evolving and now has a three-kilometre driving route with a few lanes widened along the route to enable cars to slow down and allowing passengers to take photos and record videos.

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Walking Experience

A safe, clearly delineated 3 kilometres walking path lets visitors admire each universe of the Dazzling World of Lights’ walkway on foot.

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Mini Train Experience

Visitors will also have the option to board the Illumi mini trains and let themselves be transported – literally – through the Dazzling World of Lights.

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Prepare your visit ahead of time

You must reserve your tickets online and in advance, no matter which experience you choose. Tickets are not sold on the Illumi site.
A limited number of tickets is available per day, per time slot and per experience.

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2020 Special edition

A brand new, totally dazzling experience

New worlds to discover

The newly configured route will offer 9 new universes for a total of 17 amazing scenes in the Dazzling World of Lights.

An experience that has tripled in size

Illumi is on the same site in Laval, but is now three times bigger than the original. 15 million LED bulbs will bring more than 300,000 light structures to life.

Halloween & the Holiday Season

In October, visitors will be able to enjoy a special Halloween touch. The holiday season at Illumi starts on November 5, with several thousand light structures in winter colors.

17 fantastic universes

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  • The Enchanted Forest

    The Illumi experience begins in the woods on a lighted path in the middle of the forest where the fauna, flora and lights magically blend to mark the beginning of an enchanting journey. A world of sparkling, towering dandelions emerges everywhere in this lush, multicoloured landscape. Several unique and colourful animations bring the enchanted forest to life.

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    The Enchanted Forest
  • The Kingdom of Snakes

    They are quick, majestic and everywhere! They slither silently to hide from predators or to capture their prey. But have no fear! These 250-odd snakes, covered in thousands of scintillating yellow lights, are only here to capture your imagination. All too often seen as symbols of fear, these snakes instead represent wisdom, composure and agility. They wish you nothing but well. Forget snake charmers. These cobras will charm you as soon as you enter the gates to their kingdom.

    The Kingdom of Snakes
  • The Scarlet Spiders

    Enter at your own risk! Hundreds of gargantuan red tarantulas have shamelessly invaded the Illumi site. The monstrous matriarch and her progeny of 250 invertebrate predators are sure to give you goosebumps. Between beauty and repulsion, fear and laughter, love and hate, these omnipresent spiders reign supreme.

    The Scarlet Spiders
  • The Magical Forest

    Hundreds of multicoloured trees of all shapes and sizes, constructed from thousands of glittering lights, set the mood for this kaleidoscopic scene. The mysterious underbrush is filled with colorful mushrooms, giant snails and nimble flying squirrels. The life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex and the Velociraptor are making their first appearance at Illumi, inviting a rather breathtaking evening encounter. A world of wonder awaits you in the magical forest.

    The Magical Forest
  • The Illumi Tree

    The icon of Illumi—a majestic, 47-metre tree of lights the size of the Statue of Liberty—can be seen for kilometres around. Like a lighthouse, this monumental tree guides you to the biggest light event on the planet. Composed of 28,000 luminous, interactive spheres, the tree of lights draws visitors into the Illumi universe with its personality, magic and mesmerizing glow. Take a break midway along your journey to enjoy the tree as you indulge in one of the many selections available from the food trucks.

    The Illumi Tree
  • The Cavalia Horses

    A colossal herd of 200 equines inspired by Cavalia’s white horses awaits you in this alternate world, for an epic imaginary ride filled with beauty, mystery, majesty and horsepower. These inseparable companions, constructed from thousands of dazzling lights, are reminiscent of the gracefulness of Cavalia’s equestrian stars who made the show a worldwide success. And you’ll get to see the real Cavalia horses romp about freely and merrily thanks to the magic of a water screen and fantastical projections.

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    The Cavalia Horses
  • The Tunnel of Colors

    The light is not just at the end of the tunnel. Light plays an integral role in this Illumi corridor, where anything is possible. The 65-metre kaleidoscopic light tunnel—the most impressive light tunnel ever created—was specially designed to offer drivers a totally topsy-turvy light experience. While you’re simply driving toward the exit, the tunnel’s tricks of light are transforming reality into a colourful adventure where space and time cease to exist.

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    The Tunnel of Colors
  • The Frolic Boulevard

    Dive into the American world of excess. Journey along the Frolic Boulevard and contemplate the mind-blowing bungalows of this imaginary neighbourhood, spotlighting Hollywood movies and famous athletes. Many other small houses will immerse you in dreams and travel, from Pisa to Toronto via Rio and Montréal. Admire the world’s greatest towers. Meet up in the Far West or in an area populated by pets and domesticated animals. Programmable LED bulbs light up these pixelated structures while the music varies thematically from one house to the next.

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    The Frolic Boulevard
  • The Fantastic Waterfall

    More than 1,000 programmable LED bulbs give shape to a dizzying, enchanted waterfall required to sustain the thousands of animals and inhabitants living at Illumi. The mesmerizing, 100-metre long cascade spills down the 6-metre Illumi mountain toward the Frolic Boulevard. The sound of the falling water provides a peaceful, mystical ambiance.

    The original Tunnel of Lights, dedicated to walking experience visitors that caused a sensation during Illumi’s first edition, now crosses paths with this breathtaking waterfall.

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    The Fantastic Waterfall
  • The Magical Maples

    Discover Quebec’s greatest traditions through the red and orange maple leaves that literally illuminate the sky and dance to the folkloric music of yesteryear while bonfires light the path under the twinkling stars. The chicken coop, barn and farm animals honour rural Quebec. Satisfy your sweet tooth with treats from the Cavalia Sugar Shack.

    The Magical Maples
  • The Grand Mery-go-round Square

    Enter the Grand Square where the magical white horses of the mechanical merry-go-round gently trot and enthrall you to captivating music beneath the moonlight. Amid the French, Belgian and German facades, bathed in the glow of the streetlights, you’ll stand in awe of the mesmerizing symphony of colours. An electrifying European immersion.

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    The Grand Mery-go-round Square
  • The Garden of Wonders

    The largest scene in Illumi’s second edition plunges you into a wave of radiant colours while a carpet of 500,000 LED bulbs enlivens a vast clearing. Slowly, gently, several tens of thousands of flowers—roses, tulips and sunflowers—blossom to the rhythm of the music and appear throughout the scene to sow an incomparable, indescribable memory of a colour-soaked garden.

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    The Garden of Wonders
  • The Winter Wonderland

    Two proud reindeer with magnificent antlers warmly welcome you to their winter world. Look up and admire the sparkling snowflakes and scintillating stars that light up the sky. Giant, shimmering crystals form a world of ice. A dazzling ice castle will take you back to your childhood and to the chill of winter. Admire the icemen in this magical holiday-coloured world. The Elf House is nestled at the very centre of the Winter Wonderland.

    The Winter Wonderland
  • The Infinite Poles

    This is where you lose your bearings, where these icy boundaries become blurry and reflections create an illusion of a boundless universe. Travel through this infinite, stalagmite-covered forest, where emperor penguins, polar bears and whales intermingle among the igloos.

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    The Infinite Poles
  • The multicolored Savana

    Visit the only place on Earth where you can enjoy a light safari with the planet’s most majestic animals. The savanna hosts animal species of every colour whose only desire is to join the party. Under the gaze of herds of elephants and zebras, raise your head to admire the splendid giraffes. Contemplate the flamboyant flamingos among the multicoloured trees. Fall under the trance of the charming swans. Mingle with dromedaries, camels, hippos and rhinoceroses, which will surely bring a smile to your face.

    The multicolored Savana
  • The Paper Forest

    This stylized forest populated by giant conifers highlights nature’s elements through a veil of perfection. The clean, simple lines and surfaces of the structures, such as pyramids and dodecahedrons, luminously crown the treetops and blend perfectly with trunks as straight as posts. This magnificent forest brings order to natural chaos. Designed like luminous origami in various shades of green, it calls to mind the beautiful forests of Quebec.

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    The Paper Forest
  • Fiesta de la Luz

    Starting in Novembre, forget the winter weather and enjoy the hot rhythms of Mexico’s illuminated mariachis. Celebrate the power and warmth of the kaleidoscopic lights. But beware of the exotic insects and animals from down south. Discover masks inspired by the Mayans and Incas of Latin America.

    Fiesta de la Luz

Illumi map 2020

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OUTDOOR FOOD COURTS

Grab a bite to eat in the Outdoor Food Courts, where a variety of food trucks serve visitors in service areas set up to protect everyone’s health.

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THRILLS & CHILLS

This year, Illumi opens its doors at the beginning of October. Visitors will then be able to enjoy a special Halloween touch with monsters, ghosts, witches and thousands of pumpkins.

Holiday Season at Illumi

Starting on November 7th, Illumi will change themes and colours for the holiday season. Santa Claus, having chased the wicked witches from his home, will rely on his elves’ magical touch to turn the worlds into a festive, Christmas-themed winter wonderland.

STL SHUTTLE BUSES

The Société de Transport de Laval (STL), Illumi’s official carrier, is providing a shuttle bus service back and forth from the Montmorency metro station to the entrance to the Illumi site for walking and mini train experience ticketholders.

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