Happy Canada Day / Bonne fête du Canada!: Celebrate & Enjoy Photo Exhibits in the Capital on July 1, 2014

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As part of the Canada Day celebration on July 1, 2014, there will be four FREE photo exhibits in Ottawa, the Capital City of Canada.

Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Heroes: Photo Exhibit  / Nos héros olympiques et paralympiques canadiens – exposition de photos 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Arctic Exploring: Photo Exhibit  / Explorons l’Arctique : exposition de photos 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Location is Major’s Hill Park, Ottawa.
  • “See spectacular photos and explore the Arctic through this exhibition featuring the work of scientists in Canada’s Great North.
    • Join them aboard a sailing ship in the Arctic Ocean to discover how they study seabirds, orcas, and other wildlife; and learn why this work is so important.
    • Experience the Arctic like never before!”
  • Presented by the Canadian Museum of Nature in collaboration with Students on Ice and the Canadian Wildlife Service. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Canadian Museum of Nature: FREE general admission to the Museum’s “castle” on Canada Day!
    • Also, at the Canadian Museum of Nature there is the FREE Arctic Up Close: Outdoor Photo Exhibition
      • “Enjoy 10 beautiful photos of beloved Arctic animals, from a muskox pausing to enjoy the flowers to a sleepy walrus chilling on a bed of snow.
      • A leisurely stroll on the museum’s west lawn is a delightful way to encounter Arctic animals up close!”

Photo Exhibit – 2014 Canada Day Challenge  / Exposition de photos : le Défi de la fête du Canada 2014 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. 

  • Location is Jacques-Cartier Park, Ottawa.
  • “Using their creativity and imagination, youth from all across Canada took up the challenge to explore Canada’s history, culture, and identity and to discover what makes this country a truly special place.

Images from Afghanistan  / Images de l’Afghanistan 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Location is Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
  • “A selection of photos from the last 100 days of the mission that demonstrates memorable events, milestones and various aspects of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.
    • One photo was tweeted by military personnel every day for 100 days starting on December 22, 2013 until the end of the mission on March 31, 2014.”
  • Presented by the Canadian Armed Forces.

Canada Day Fireworks in the Capital on July 1, 2014

  • A spectacular fireworks show takes place in Ottawa–Gatineau on Canada Day.
  • The fireworks are launched from the Astrolabe at Nepean Point and light the skies over the Ottawa River, behind Parliament Hill.
  • The fireworks show takes place at 10 p.m. on July 1 (weather permitting).
  • The 2014 fireworks show includes:
    • 1,102 aerial shells,
    • 37 multishot items (1,123 projectiles/effets),
    • 59 of the largest shells allowed in Canada.

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Canada Day Hotline

  • Phone: 819-997-0055 | 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free) | 1-888-997-3123 (TTY toll-free)
  • Open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Email:

Enjoy! / Amusez-vous!