Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at Ottawa 2017
Experience the events and festivities of Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations from a different point of view. With stunning views of Ottawa and its location directly across the street from the Museum of History, our guests will find themselves just a short walk from many of the key iconic events scheduled throughout the year.
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Countdown to the New Year and kick off the Ottawa 2017 festivities during an energizing and momentum-building event! Join in on the celebrations on December 31, 2016, for this early-evening, family-friendly celebration that will include the lighting of a spectacular cauldron at Ottawa City Hall. The sparking of this special landmark will cue hundreds of Ottawa-area students to form a human chain, connecting young people from diverse backgrounds and weaving a line of youthful optimism through downtown Ottawa streets.
Red Bull Crashed Ice:
Red Bull Crashed Ice will make its debut when the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship crashes and glides its way to Ottawa on March 3-4, 2017. The world’s best athletes will travel the course on the iconic locks if the Rideau Canal, overlooking Parliament Hill and the historical Chateau Laurier.
Stanley Cup Tribute:
Ottawa will be celebrating three major hockey milestones which include the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, the centennial of the National Hockey League, and the Ottawa Senator’s 25th hockey season. Be part of Hockey history between March 15th to 18th, 2017.
The edgy-looking entertainment locale fabricated of sea shipping containers will be located on York Street, and will be home to a succession of special exhibits and performing arts events. Each one will showcase Canada’s provinces and territories from May 20th to September 4th, 2017.
La Machine will be a North American first! These large machines which will dazzle, and captivate audiences with its urban theatre on the streets of downtown Ottawa from July 26th to July 30th, 2017.
Underground multi-media experience:
Take part of an unforgettable underground experience with a futuristic and immersive multimedia production that will last approximately 10 weeks in the Summer of 2017. This event will highlight the once-in-a lifetime infrastructure project that will offer a new era of transportation in the nation’s capital.
Stanley Cup Tribute
Hat trick in 2017 with 3 major hockey milestones: the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, the centennial of the National Hockey League and the Ottawa Senator’s 25th hockey season.
JUNO Awards and JUNO Week:
Beginning March 27th, 2017 Ottawa will come alive with a celebration of Canadian music. Canada’s musical superstars will be in Ottawa for a weeklong celebration which will culminate in the 46th Annual JUNO Awards at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017.
Canada Day 150:
July 1st, 2017 will mark 150 years of Canada’s Confederation. Among the sea of red and white, enjoy some incredible cuisine, and an eclectic array of live musical/theatrical performances. Pause, and enjoy the splendor of the Canada Day fireworks at the base of Parliament Hill.
Interprovincial picnic in the bridge:\
On July 2nd, 2017 the historical Royal Alexandra Bridge will be transformed into a lush green haven, where families and friends will have the opportunity to have a picnic on the grass and enjoy majestic city lines views of Ottawa, and the Ottawa River.
Experience a culinary delight 150 feet in the air! August 2017 will the perfect time of year to pair this gastronomical event with the surrounding beauty of our nation’s capital. This event is sure to be a pallet pleaser.
Ottawa will be home to the 105th Grey Cup! The annual football championship game of the CFL will be played at TD Place Stadium at Lansdowne Park on Sunday, November 26th, 2017.
2017 Canadian Videogame awards:
Ottawa will be a gamer’s delight in 2017. The Canadian Videogame Awards will be coming to Ottawa in November 2017, and will also host the national championship for gamers. Semi-finals and final matches will be projected in monumental proportions onto building across Ottawa. The gala celebration will be held at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.
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