Top 3 Ways to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday + GIVEAWAY

This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday! To celebrate, Ottawa (and cities across Canada) are throwing a year long bash with lots of events and things to see. Here are the top 3 things to see and do.

Northern Lights Show

Northern Lights is a free bilingual show presented nightly from July 11 to September 16,2017. Show times: in July at 10:00p.m., in August at 9:30p.m., and in September at 9:00p.m.

This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history. Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendor of the Parliament Buildings, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valor, pride and vision at the heart of our country.

The Audiences have been captivated by sound and light shows on Parliament Hill for more than 30 years.

Key figures, events and achievements from Canadian history are brought to life using five distinct artistic styles. And All are presented in spectacular detail, with stirring narration and an original score, against the backdrop of the Center Block and Peace Tower.

Tulips in the Capital

Every spring, Ottawa-Gateau comes alive with a dazzling display of colorful tulips. Close to one million of the flowers bloom in parks and gardens across the Capital Region. The tulips are part of a tradition that dates back to the Second World War, and are a symbol of the enduring friendship between Canada and the Netherlands.

You’ll find out about:

  • Princess Juliana of the Netherlands stay in Ottawa,
  • The birth of Princess Margret at the Ottawa Civic Hospital,
  • The role of Canadian soldiers in helping to free the Netherlands during the Second World War, and
  • The Capital’s tulip tradition.

Discovery Pass for free admission in 2017 to Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast

Experience the best of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage in 2017 with the free entry to Parks Canada places all year-long. For more information on Parks Canada’s places and experiences across the country and to download the Visitor Guide for the region you’ll be exploring, visit the Parks Canada Website.

We have two tickets we are giving away! Simply go to our Instagram page for contest details here.

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