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La Vie – A circus beyond this world

(Featuring Les 7 doigts de la main)

La Vie is about insanity, sorrow, bad behaviour, pain, airplane accidents and romantic love gone terribly wrong – but it’s funny, joyful, and very sexy. La Vie takes place in a purgatory of the imagination, where the sinners try to tumble, juggle, climb, fly, sing or joke their way out of hell. A diabolical master of ceremonies presides over this twisted Judgement Day, and not even the audience is safe as he weighs their souls in his unforgiving hands. It is 90 minutes of the unexpected, the hysterical and the surprisingly moving.

WARNING: Late-night show. Decadent humour. Incredibly Sexy. Be advised!

Showtime: 8:15PM (Thursday – Saturday)
Price: Adult tickets starting at $33


Sideshow – Alive on the Inside

Carnivàle Lune Bleue transcends the original Side Show concept and takes it to the next level with Alive on the Inside, a provocative, audacious and all-together radical show. A cast of outlandish characters, including a sword swallower, human pincushion, and contortionist, comes together on stage, performing their fascinating feats to the haunting beat of Montreal’s The Unsettlers. Evoking the lost traditions of the carnivals, this extreme physical theatre reinvents the sideshow and propels it into the 21st century. Sixty minutes of pure voyeurism, but who’s watching whom….?

WARNING: This show contains scenes that may be disturbing for some viewers.

Shows At: 7:00PM & 10:15PM (Thursday – Saturday)
Price: $30


Tropical Terrors

Get up as up close and touchy feely as your pounding heart and shaking hands will dare with a cast of slinking, slimy snakes and creepy crawlers. Tropical Terrors is much more than a repository and review of jungle creatures, it is an audience participation experience that will inform, delight and very likely terrify you.

Shows At: 6:00PM, 8:30PM & 10:00PM (Thursday – Saturday)
Price: $5


Cabaret Lune Bleue

An animated, licensed live entertainment venue featuring one of Montréal’s most compelling bands The Unsettlers, whose music seems pulled from a time of horse drawn buggies, smoke-filled bars and shady characters. Surprise guests and wandering entertainers will make this a nightspot unlike anywhere else.

Open: 6:30 – Midnight (Thursday-Saturday)
Price: Cover Charge of $5 Applies After 9PM



Magical Midway

Imagine a playful place of whimsy, wonders and delights, of sensual sights, tastes and smells; sparkling lights, captivating games of skill and charismatic characters who beckon you to partake. Buy and snack on classic carnival treats and sweets to go from the Grab Joints located throughout the Magical Midway.

Open: 5:00PM – 11:00PM (Thursday-Saturday)
Cost: Included

Congress of Wonder Museum

Decades ago these amazing artifacts of roaming carnivals and circuses travelled all the continents of the world in crates, steamer trunks, trains, wagons and ships. Step inside the Congress of Wonders Museum and discover one of a kind exhibits including Bellhop to Ballyhoo, Cinema Bijou, the Cavalcade of Freaks and The Odditorium.

Open: 5:00PM – 11:00PM (Thursday-Saturday)
Cost: $3 Cover Charge

Riotous Rides

Thrill yourself with authentic vintage rides that include North America’s oldest operating Ferris wheel, built by Eli Bridge in 1917, the 1938 Allan Herschell carousel, complete with hand-carved wooden horses, and our classic 1927 chaos-inspired Selner Tilt-a-Whirl.

Open: 5:00PM – 11:00PM (Thursday-Saturday)
Cost: $3 Cover Charge

Clairvoyant Caravan

Yearning to know what your future holds in store for you? Will you find love or a great adventure? Step inside this vintage bus where mystics and Gypsies will answer your questions and foretell your future from a deck of cards.

Open: 5:00PM (Thursday-Saturday)

Games Arcade

Test your dexterity with classic games of skill from decades ago that include the Milk Bottle Toss, Cat Rack, Coin Toss and Cork Gun Shooting Gallery. Think you’re as powerful as our strong man, the Mighty Leviticus? Grab the big wood mallet and take a swing at making the twenty-foot High Striker chime.

Open: 5:00PM – 11:00PM (Thursday-Saturday)
Cost: $2 Per Game

Banner Line

Celebrate the unique and mesmerizing artistic legacy of carnivals by visiting the Banner Line, a colourful showcase of posters and banners created by renowned Carnival and Circus artists of years gone by.

Open: 5:00PM – 11:00PM (Thursday-Saturday)
Cost: Included

The Cookhouse

A sublime and seductive dining experience is on the menu every night at The Cookhouse at Carnivàle Lune Bleue. Inspired by the simple, elegant and delicious fare from the 1930s, our Cookhouse offers you an affordable gourmet menu, freshly prepared on site in a charming carnival setting.

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Open: 5:00PM – 11:00PM (Thursday-Saturday)

*All attractions close at midnight


Carnivàle Lune Bleue’s mesmerizing performances in 2008 and 2009 had the critics raving and the audiences cheering…

“…An Unbelievable World Of Magic And Mysticism.”

- Ottawa Seniors

“…A Spell Binding Trip…”

- Ottawa Citizen

“…Simply phenomenal.”

- Ottawa Arts Newsletter

“Carnivàle Lune Bleue was a delight.”

- The Epoch Times

“…The audience clasped hands over gaping mouths and held their collective breath in awe…”

- Ottawa Sun

“…Six Solid Hours of Entertainment… You Should Go.”

- Ottawa Citizen


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Behind The Scenes


2010 marks the third year of performances for Carnivàle Lune Bleue after critically acclaimed appearances in the Ottawa area in 2008 and 2009.

Inspired by the magic, mysticism, mystery and captivating allure of travelling carnivals from the 1930′s, Carnivàle Lune Bleue is an all-senses escape to another time and place.

Step beyond the brightly-lit front gate of Carnivàle Lune Bleue and become immediately immersed and entirely engrossed in a colourful, gritty, authentic, surreal and frequently bizarre all-evening entertainment extravaganza.

Shimmering lights illuminate a movie-like setting and lead the way through a magical night time journey that promenades through a vintage midway with vintage rides, tempting skill-testing games, remarkable reptiles, a museum of monstrosities, curiousities and myths and, so much more.

Sights, sounds and sensual aromas abound. Performance artists with spectacular, scary and seductive talents await to astound audiences with amazing shows. Culinary creations that pay homage to the cuisine of a bygone carnival era are served up to tantalize taste buds.

From Dreams To Reality

Carnivàle Lune Bleue is a dream come true for one man with an exciting vision, for all the behind-the-scenes folks who helped with its creation, and for the thousands who experienced the magic and mysticism first hand.

Before it made its debut in 2008 Carnivàle Lune Bleue was painstakingly planned, researched and prepared over several years, from conception to reality. Visionary and Founder, Wayne Van De Graaff, is a carnival enthusiast who has, for many years, been fascinated with the dream of reviving an authentic old-style carnival. With Carnivàle Lune Bleue, his dream has become a reality.

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Telephone: 613-836-9281
Fax: 613-836-9282
Carnivàle Lune Bleue
5915, Hazeldean Road
Ottawa, ON K2S 1B9

Please note that our regular office hours are:
Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

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