Canada’s 150th Celebrations in Ottawa

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Canada’s 150th Celebrations in Ottawa

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Canada's 150th celebrations events

Visit Canada during Canada’s big year. Throughout 2017, Ottawa will be the focal point of the celebrations making 150th of Canada’s Confederation. Head to Ottawa in 2017 and be part of 12 months of bold events, immersive experiences and all-out celebrations that will spark your imagination. Here is a great video and some highlights to mark in your calendar.


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Ignite 150

January to Decembercanada day 2017A series of EPIC stunts, gatherings and happenings presented in the most surprising locations. $

Ottawa Welcomes the World 

January to Decembercanada day 2017Embassies will mark their country’s national celebration at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park with food, music and more. Free

Agri 150

January to Decembercanada day 2017Surround yourself in the simplicity of rural Ottawa at an entertaining and unique outdoor event. 

Red Bull Crashed Ice

March 3 and 4Canada's 150th celebrationsRed Bull Crashed Ice makes its Ottawa debut on the Rideau Canal, overlooking Parliament Hill and the famous Chateau Laurier. Be part of the excitement when the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship crashes and glides its way into the capital in March 2017. Free

Stanley Cup 125th Tribute

March 15 to 18

Stanley Cup 125th Tribute is a four-day celebration of a Canadian emblem and the ultimate sporting trophy in Canada. $

JUNO Awards & JUNO Week

March 27 to April 2

A week of musical festivities culminating in the 46th Annual JUNO Awards at the Canadian Tire Centre, is going to be an event to look forward to. $

Inspiration Village

May 20 to September 4

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Image courtesy of Bell. Similar to Bell’s pavilion concept seen in this photo, Inspiration Village will be a beautiful display of transformed sea containers on York Street in downtown Ottawa, paying tribute to Canadian provinces and territories.

This public gathering space built out of sea containers is a showcase of special exhibitions and performing arts featuring Canadian provinces and territories. Free

La Machine 

July 26 to 30canada 150 anniversaryFor the first time in North America, La Machine will bring its monumental motion theatre to the streets of downtown Ottawa. Prepare to be mesmerised by these fascinating creatures. Free

Underground Multimedia Experience 

End of June to Mid-Septembercanada 150 anniversaryExperience the ultimate underground extravaganza with this world-first immersive multimedia production, projected in one of our city’s future Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations. Free

Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge 

July 2

A Canadian first! Take part in this giant picnic on the grass on the Alexandra Bridge overlooking Parliament Hill. $

Sky Lounge 

July 15 to 22canada 150 anniversaryA week of exclusive and fantastical culinary experiences! Dine in the sky while floating 45m in the air and experience Ottawa’s fine dining like never before. $



A massive music celebration, featuring Canadian, First Nations and international artists. $

Canadian Videogame Awards


Ottawa will host the national championship for gamers and project the semi-finals and final matches onto buildings across the city! $

Grey Cup


The 105th CFL Grey Cup and Grey Cup Festival – Canada’s largest annual sporting event! $

Discover Canada

Looking for more cities in Canada to explore? Here are some ideas you’re sure to love.

Another cool display for garden lovers is MosaiCanada 150 in Gatineau.

A fun place to visit while in Eastern Canada is historic Val Jalbert.

Explore Ontario’s Thousand Islands by boat and helicopter. The Gananoque boat line has a relaxing family friendly cruise.

Take the train across Canada for a leisurely look at the country. The Canadian is a historic trip.

Canadas 150th Celebrations In Ottawa


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