Calendar of events - Canada 150

Activities for Thursday, December 7, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Friday, December 8, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Saturday, December 9, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Parliament Hill
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Sunday, December 10, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Parliament Hill
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Parliament Hill
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Monday, December 11, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Thursday, December 14, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
12:00 PM - 07:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Friday, December 15, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
12:00 PM - 07:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Saturday, December 16, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:45 AM - 11:15 PM Parliament Hill
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Parliament Hill
11:30 AM - 01:15 PM Parliament Hill
12:00 PM - 07:00 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
03:45 PM - 03:30 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Sunday, December 17, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Parliament Hill
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Parliament Hill
11:30 AM - 01:15 PM Parliament Hill
12:00 PM - 07:00 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Parliament Hill
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Monday, December 18, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Tuesday, December 19, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Wednesday, December 20, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Thursday, December 21, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Friday, December 22, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Saturday, December 23, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Sunday, December 24, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Monday, December 25, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Thursday, December 28, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Friday, December 29, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Saturday, December 30, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 02:30 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Parliament Hill
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
11:30 AM - 04:30 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Parliament Hill
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Sunday, December 31, 2017

HoursActivitiesLocation
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 02:30 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Parliament Hill
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
11:30 AM - 04:30 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM Parliament Hill
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Parliament Hill
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Parliament Hill
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Canadian Museum of History
04:30 PM - 11:00 PM Canadian Museum of History
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
09:00 PM - 12:00 AM Parliament Hill
09:20 PM - 10:00 PM Parliament Hill
10:20 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill
11:20 PM - 11:59 PM Parliament Hill

Activities for Monday, January 1, 2018

HoursActivitiesLocation
12:00 AM - 12:20 AM Parliament Hill
12:00 AM - 12:20 AM Parliament Hill
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Confederation Park
05:30 PM - 11:00 PM Parliament Hill

Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Créations in Vivo

December 15, 16 and 31

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t miss these majestic stilt walkers as they make their way around Parliament Hill. These superhuman creatures will wander among us, searching for resources, unity and hope, in order to build a better world.



Inuit experiences with Nunavut Sivuniksavut

December 9 and 10

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 16 and 17

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Inuit youth from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program for choral singing, group dancing from the Western Arctic, throat singing, drum dancing, a sharing of their history, culture and language through education as well as a demonstration of Inuit Games such as the Muskox, Leg Wrestle and High Kick.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears

Les 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 et 31 décembre

10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Come meet the Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears – in town to visit the Canada 150 Closing celebrations! They will be roaming on Parliament Hill and posing for photos.

Presented by the Museum of Nature.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Inuit experiences with Nunavut Sivuniksavut

December 9 and 10

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 16 and 17

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Inuit youth from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program for choral singing, group dancing from the Western Arctic, throat singing, drum dancing, a sharing of their history, culture and language through education as well as a demonstration of Inuit Games such as the Muskox, Leg Wrestle and High Kick.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Magical winter lightscapes show

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Canada 150 Activation

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 14 and 15

12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come join us on the east lawn of Parliament Hill and challenge your friends to a game of Canada 150 tic tac toe! Be sure to capture the moment in the Canada 150 photo booth.

It is an exciting time in the capital region – come be a part of it!



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html


The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


“Tewehgan” Hand drum lessons in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

You’re invited to participate in a First Nations hand drum lesson in the tipi.

This activity will introduce youth and families to First Nations hand drum singing through demonstrations and lessons about drum shapes and drumming methods.



Ottawa Stilt Union

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, and 31

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ottawa Stilt Union is a co-lingual theatre company based on the love of stilt performance. Come watch them perform using stilts, acrobatics and music to tell stories and bring magic to the everyday.



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


DJ Rise Ashen/Theland Kicknosway

December 9, 10, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rise Ashen is a Global Grooves producer whose work combines traditional music and futuristic dancefloor mixology. He met Theland Kicknosway when he was a guest on an album Ashen made with Flying Down Thunder in 2013. The two artists have been collaborating ever since.

Theland Kicknosway is Wolf Clan, Potawatomi and Cree, and is a member of Walpole Island- Bkejwanong Territory in Southern Ontario. Just 14 years old, he is a singer, grass and hoop dancer, and helps in ceremonies across Ontario.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

DJ Shub

Sunday, December 31 at 10:20 p.m.

DJ Shub, one of the founders of “Powwow Step” electronic music, will shake things up in style!

Crazy luminous characters will be mingling playfully with the crowd on Parliament Hill throughout the evening and seeking out New Year’s selfie opportunities with you! It’s the

end-of-year celebration you don’t want to miss!



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Canada 150 Activation

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 14 and 15

12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come join us on the east lawn of Parliament Hill and challenge your friends to a game of Canada 150 tic tac toe! Be sure to capture the moment in the Canada 150 photo booth.

It is an exciting time in the capital region – come be a part of it!



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Algonquin language learning in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

1 p.m. to 4 p.m

Come join us for language sharing activities in the Tipi on Parliament Hill!

These lessons include a language mural, children’s music, videos and fun games for the whole family. Learn more about the language of the Algonquin First Nations in this mini-classroom!



“Tewehgan” Hand drum lessons in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

You’re invited to participate in a First Nations hand drum lesson in the tipi.

This activity will introduce youth and families to First Nations hand drum singing through demonstrations and lessons about drum shapes and drumming methods.



KUMPA’NIA

December 30 and 31

11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

KUMPA’NIA is an inclusive, diverse, and joyful roaming percussion group. A show full of excitement and wonder is waiting for you as the group travels through audiences, animating events with coordinated beats.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html


Ottawa Stilt Union

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, and 31

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ottawa Stilt Union is a co-lingual theatre company based on the love of stilt performance. Come watch them perform using stilts, acrobatics and music to tell stories and bring magic to the everyday.



Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come meet the Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears – in town to visit the Canada 150 Closing celebrations! They will be roaming on Parliament Hill and posing for photos.

Presented by the Museum of Nature.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Algonquin language learning in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

1 p.m. to 4 p.m

Come join us for language sharing activities in the Tipi on Parliament Hill!

These lessons include a language mural, children’s music, videos and fun games for the whole family. Learn more about the language of the Algonquin First Nations in this mini-classroom!



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Algonquin language learning in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

1 p.m. to 4 p.m

Come join us for language sharing activities in the Tipi on Parliament Hill!

These lessons include a language mural, children’s music, videos and fun games for the whole family. Learn more about the language of the Algonquin First Nations in this mini-classroom!



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Canada 150 Closing Party on the Hill!

Sunday, December 31

Ring in the New Year with an electrifying dance and skating party! For the first time ever, skate on Parliament Hill and enjoy a unique Canada 150 experience!

9 p.m.

The party starts with the Christmas Lights Across Canada multimedia show, featuring cool pyrotechnics and lasers! Dynamic DJ duo Carl Müren and Evana Müren will keep you entertained with some of Canada’s top tunes.

10 p.m.

Missed some of the action, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Experience the Christmas Lights Across Canada multimedia show, featuring pyrotechnics and lasers, followed by DJ Shub, one of the initiator of “Powwow Step” electronic music.

11 p.m.

Enjoy the last stretch of 2017 and a final showing of the Christmas Lights Across Canada multimedia show followed by Canada’s own hip-hop ambassador Kardinal Offishall! At 11:59 p.m., be amazed by more pyrotechnics and a stunning laser show!

Crazy luminous characters will be mingling playfully with the crowd throughout the evening.



Kardinal Offishall

Sunday, December 31 at 10:20 p.m.

Enjoy the last stretch of 2017 with Canada’s own hip-hop ambassador Kardinal Offishall, an energetic live performer known for his wit and social conscience.

Crazy luminous characters will be mingling playfully with the crowd on Parliament Hill throughout the evening and seeking out New Year’s selfie opportunities with you! It’s the

end-of-year celebration you don’t want to miss!



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

“Tewehgan” Hand drum lessons in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

You’re invited to participate in a First Nations hand drum lesson in the tipi.

This activity will introduce youth and families to First Nations hand drum singing through demonstrations and lessons about drum shapes and drumming methods.



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Rhythm Works

December 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Troy Sexton (formerly a member of Stomp) and percussionist and dancer Sheldon De Souza come together to create a high-energy rhythm, dance and music show. Rhythm Works provides a fully interactive show, using body percussion, stomp-style drumming and beat-boxing!



Canada 150 Activation

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 14 and 15

12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come join us on the east lawn of Parliament Hill and challenge your friends to a game of Canada 150 tic tac toe! Be sure to capture the moment in the Canada 150 photo booth.

It is an exciting time in the capital region – come be a part of it!



Inuit experiences with Nunavut Sivuniksavut

December 9 and 10

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 16 and 17

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Inuit youth from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program for choral singing, group dancing from the Western Arctic, throat singing, drum dancing, a sharing of their history, culture and language through education as well as a demonstration of Inuit Games such as the Muskox, Leg Wrestle and High Kick.



KUMPA’NIA

December 30 and 31

11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

KUMPA’NIA is an inclusive, diverse, and joyful roaming percussion group. A show full of excitement and wonder is waiting for you as the group travels through audiences, animating events with coordinated beats.



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Flavours of the North

December 9 and 10

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mark your calendars, Foodies! On December 9th and 10th, from 13:00 – 16:00, Parliament Hill will host Flavours of the North, a FREE northern food tasting event as part of the Canada 150 closing celebrations.

Top Canadian chefs will team up with local food trucks and Indigenous chefs to cook up northern fare. There will be samples of caribou stew and smoked arctic char as well as northern tea and bannock cooked over a fire pit. Have more of a sweet tooth? Don’t worry! Blueberry gelato will be served up for dessert. 

Amidst the sampling, join celebrity Chef Chuck Hughes as he hosts live cooking demonstrations. 

December 9 Cooking demonstrations  

  • 1 p.m. – Chef Judson Simpson, Parliamentary Chef
  • 3 p.m. – Chef Rich Francis, Former Top Chef Canada Finalist  

December 10 Cooking demonstrations

  • 1 p.m. – Chef Vikram Vij and Trudy Metcalfe
  • 3 p.m. – Chef Susur Lee and Chef Cezin Nottaway  

TASTE traditional northern cooking, LEARN about Indigenous culture, and BE INSPIRED by engaging cooking demonstrations.

Participating food trucks: Stella Luna, Ad Mare, Ottawa Streat Gourmet, Caffeine Fix, Tea ‘n’ Bannock Team. 



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Samba Ottawa

December 9 and 10

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Formed in June 2000, Samba Ottawa is a community percussion group of 20 musicians. They play and sing Samba, Maracatu, Samba-Reggae, and other Brazilian and Afro-Latin rhythms.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come meet the Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears – in town to visit the Canada 150 Closing celebrations! They will be roaming on Parliament Hill and posing for photos.

Presented by the Museum of Nature.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Inuit experiences with Nunavut Sivuniksavut

December 9 and 10

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 16 and 17

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Inuit youth from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program for choral singing, group dancing from the Western Arctic, throat singing, drum dancing, a sharing of their history, culture and language through education as well as a demonstration of Inuit Games such as the Muskox, Leg Wrestle and High Kick.



The Cowguys Hockey Circus Show

December 16 and 17

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cowguys Hockey Circus Show is the ultimate hockey tribute show! There will be juggling, hockey sticks, circus stunts, interactive fun and even a shootout. Don't miss this funny, family-friendly circus show!


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come meet the Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears – in town to visit the Canada 150 Closing celebrations! They will be roaming on Parliament Hill and posing for photos.

Presented by the Museum of Nature.



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Ottawa Stilt Union

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, and 31

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ottawa Stilt Union is a co-lingual theatre company based on the love of stilt performance. Come watch them perform using stilts, acrobatics and music to tell stories and bring magic to the everyday.



Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Canada 150 Activation

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 14 and 15

12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come join us on the east lawn of Parliament Hill and challenge your friends to a game of Canada 150 tic tac toe! Be sure to capture the moment in the Canada 150 photo booth.

It is an exciting time in the capital region – come be a part of it!



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Canada 150 Skating Day

December 10, 2017

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Canada 150 Skating Day is an opportunity to cap off the year with one of Canada’s most popular winter sports. This special day will take place on Parliament Hill as well as in more than 300 locations across the country, providing free access to ice rinks so everyone can join.

On Parliament Hill, Canada 150 Skating Day opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with a performance by the Minto Skating Club. At 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., there will be performances by the Goulbourn Special Olympics Skating Club and the Asticou Figure Skating Club respectively. Public skating will be open throughout the day until 10 p.m. Come with your family and friends to join us for the coolest skating party of the year!

For more information, please visit:

http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1503662730875



“Tewehgan” Hand drum lessons in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

You’re invited to participate in a First Nations hand drum lesson in the tipi.

This activity will introduce youth and families to First Nations hand drum singing through demonstrations and lessons about drum shapes and drumming methods.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Roaming Referees

December 9, 10, 30, and 31

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watch out for the roaming referees on Parliament Hill! If you hear a whistle blowing, get ready to receive a fun and random penalty!



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Roaming Referees

December 9, 10, 30, and 31

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watch out for the roaming referees on Parliament Hill! If you hear a whistle blowing, get ready to receive a fun and random penalty!



Roaming Referees

December 9, 10, 30, and 31

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watch out for the roaming referees on Parliament Hill! If you hear a whistle blowing, get ready to receive a fun and random penalty!



Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come meet the Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears – in town to visit the Canada 150 Closing celebrations! They will be roaming on Parliament Hill and posing for photos.

Presented by the Museum of Nature.



Algonquin language learning in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

1 p.m. to 4 p.m

Come join us for language sharing activities in the Tipi on Parliament Hill!

These lessons include a language mural, children’s music, videos and fun games for the whole family. Learn more about the language of the Algonquin First Nations in this mini-classroom!



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Ottawa Stilt Union

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, and 31

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ottawa Stilt Union is a co-lingual theatre company based on the love of stilt performance. Come watch them perform using stilts, acrobatics and music to tell stories and bring magic to the everyday.



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


The Cowguys Hockey Circus Show

December 16 and 17

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cowguys Hockey Circus Show is the ultimate hockey tribute show! There will be juggling, hockey sticks, circus stunts, interactive fun and even a shootout. Don't miss this funny, family-friendly circus show!


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Algonquin language learning in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

1 p.m. to 4 p.m

Come join us for language sharing activities in the Tipi on Parliament Hill!

These lessons include a language mural, children’s music, videos and fun games for the whole family. Learn more about the language of the Algonquin First Nations in this mini-classroom!



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


DJ Rise Ashen/Theland Kicknosway

December 9, 10, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rise Ashen is a Global Grooves producer whose work combines traditional music and futuristic dancefloor mixology. He met Theland Kicknosway when he was a guest on an album Ashen made with Flying Down Thunder in 2013. The two artists have been collaborating ever since.

Theland Kicknosway is Wolf Clan, Potawatomi and Cree, and is a member of Walpole Island- Bkejwanong Territory in Southern Ontario. Just 14 years old, he is a singer, grass and hoop dancer, and helps in ceremonies across Ontario.



“Tewehgan” Hand drum lessons in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

You’re invited to participate in a First Nations hand drum lesson in the tipi.

This activity will introduce youth and families to First Nations hand drum singing through demonstrations and lessons about drum shapes and drumming methods.



Canada 150 Activation

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 14 and 15

12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come join us on the east lawn of Parliament Hill and challenge your friends to a game of Canada 150 tic tac toe! Be sure to capture the moment in the Canada 150 photo booth.

It is an exciting time in the capital region – come be a part of it!



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Magical winter lightscapes show

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html


Magical winter lightscapes show

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html


Canada 150 Activation

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 14 and 15

12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come join us on the east lawn of Parliament Hill and challenge your friends to a game of Canada 150 tic tac toe! Be sure to capture the moment in the Canada 150 photo booth.

It is an exciting time in the capital region – come be a part of it!



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Rhythm Works

December 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Troy Sexton (formerly a member of Stomp) and percussionist and dancer Sheldon De Souza come together to create a high-energy rhythm, dance and music show. Rhythm Works provides a fully interactive show, using body percussion, stomp-style drumming and beat-boxing!



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


“Tewehgan” Hand drum lessons in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

You’re invited to participate in a First Nations hand drum lesson in the tipi.

This activity will introduce youth and families to First Nations hand drum singing through demonstrations and lessons about drum shapes and drumming methods.



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic Map Experience

December 9 and 10

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Discover the Arctic through authentic specimens and artifacts. Learn about Arctic geography, ecosystems and sustainability, as well as the impacts of climate change. The Canadian Museum of Nature will be showcasing interactive artifacts as well as a circumpolar map.

Presented by the Canadian Museum of Nature.



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

DJ Rise Ashen/Theland Kicknosway

December 9, 10, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rise Ashen is a Global Grooves producer whose work combines traditional music and futuristic dancefloor mixology. He met Theland Kicknosway when he was a guest on an album Ashen made with Flying Down Thunder in 2013. The two artists have been collaborating ever since.

Theland Kicknosway is Wolf Clan, Potawatomi and Cree, and is a member of Walpole Island- Bkejwanong Territory in Southern Ontario. Just 14 years old, he is a singer, grass and hoop dancer, and helps in ceremonies across Ontario.



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic Map Experience

December 9 and 10

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Discover the Arctic through authentic specimens and artifacts. Learn about Arctic geography, ecosystems and sustainability, as well as the impacts of climate change. The Canadian Museum of Nature will be showcasing interactive artifacts as well as a circumpolar map.

Presented by the Canadian Museum of Nature.



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


The Centennial Flame

From December 14

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Flavours of the North

December 9 and 10

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mark your calendars, Foodies! On December 9th and 10th, from 13:00 – 16:00, Parliament Hill will host Flavours of the North, a FREE northern food tasting event as part of the Canada 150 closing celebrations.

Top Canadian chefs will team up with local food trucks and Indigenous chefs to cook up northern fare. There will be samples of caribou stew and smoked arctic char as well as northern tea and bannock cooked over a fire pit. Have more of a sweet tooth? Don’t worry! Blueberry gelato will be served up for dessert.

Amidst the sampling, join celebrity Chef Chuck Hughes as he hosts live cooking demonstrations.

December 9 Cooking demonstrations 

  • 1 p.m. – Chef Judson Simpson, Parliamentary Chef
  • 3 p.m. – Chef Rich Francis, Former Top Chef Canada Finalist 

December 10 Cooking demonstrations

  • 1 p.m. – Chef Vikram Vij and Trudy Metcalfe
  • 3 p.m. – Chef Susur Lee and Chef Cezin Nottaway 

TASTE traditional northern cooking, LEARN about Indigenous culture, and BE INSPIRED by engaging cooking demonstrations.

Participating food trucks: Stella Luna, Ad Mare, Ottawa Streat Gourmet, Caffeine Fix, Tea ‘n’ Bannock Team.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Inuit experiences with Nunavut Sivuniksavut

December 9 and 10

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 16 and 17

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Inuit youth from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program for choral singing, group dancing from the Western Arctic, throat singing, drum dancing, a sharing of their history, culture and language through education as well as a demonstration of Inuit Games such as the Muskox, Leg Wrestle and High Kick.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Christmas lights illumination ceremony

Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.

Take part in this annual gathering where you can enjoy free BeaverTails® pastries and hot chocolate—while supplies last—live musical performances and colorful pyrotechnics. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

DJ Rise Ashen/Theland Kicknosway

December 9, 10, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rise Ashen is a Global Grooves producer whose work combines traditional music and futuristic dancefloor mixology. He met Theland Kicknosway when he was a guest on an album Ashen made with Flying Down Thunder in 2013. The two artists have been collaborating ever since.

Theland Kicknosway is Wolf Clan, Potawatomi and Cree, and is a member of Walpole Island- Bkejwanong Territory in Southern Ontario. Just 14 years old, he is a singer, grass and hoop dancer, and helps in ceremonies across Ontario.



Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come meet the Canadian Museum of Nature Polar Bears – in town to visit the Canada 150 Closing celebrations! They will be roaming on Parliament Hill and posing for photos.

Presented by the Museum of Nature.



Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Samba Ottawa

December 9 and 10

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Formed in June 2000, Samba Ottawa is a community percussion group of 20 musicians. They play and sing Samba, Maracatu, Samba-Reggae, and other Brazilian and Afro-Latin rhythms.



Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Canada 150 Activation

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 14 and 15

12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come join us on the east lawn of Parliament Hill and challenge your friends to a game of Canada 150 tic tac toe! Be sure to capture the moment in the Canada 150 photo booth.

It is an exciting time in the capital region – come be a part of it!



Ottawa Stilt Union

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, and 31

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ottawa Stilt Union is a co-lingual theatre company based on the love of stilt performance. Come watch them perform using stilts, acrobatics and music to tell stories and bring magic to the everyday.



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Canada 150 Activation

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 14 and 15

12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come join us on the east lawn of Parliament Hill and challenge your friends to a game of Canada 150 tic tac toe! Be sure to capture the moment in the Canada 150 photo booth.

It is an exciting time in the capital region – come be a part of it!



Inuit experiences with Nunavut Sivuniksavut

December 9 and 10

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 16 and 17

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Inuit youth from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program for choral singing, group dancing from the Western Arctic, throat singing, drum dancing, a sharing of their history, culture and language through education as well as a demonstration of Inuit Games such as the Muskox, Leg Wrestle and High Kick.



Créations in Vivo

December 15, 16 and 31

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t miss these majestic stilt walkers as they make their way around Parliament Hill. These superhuman creatures will wander among us, searching for resources, unity and hope, in order to build a better world.



High kick demonstration hosted by Johnny Issaluk

December 16

11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Watch young Arctic Games athletes perform in a hick kick demonstration!

Hosted by actor, athlete and Canada 150 ambassador, Johnny Issaluk. You will be impressed by this Inuit sport derived from the traditional practices of the people of the Arctic.

In collaboration with the Government of Nunavut.

Photo credit Den Sweeney



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html


Inuit experiences with Nunavut Sivuniksavut

December 9 and 10

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 16 and 17

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Inuit youth from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program for choral singing, group dancing from the Western Arctic, throat singing, drum dancing, a sharing of their history, culture and language through education as well as a demonstration of Inuit Games such as the Muskox, Leg Wrestle and High Kick.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Algonquin language learning in a tipi

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31

1 p.m. to 4 p.m

Come join us for language sharing activities in the Tipi on Parliament Hill!

These lessons include a language mural, children’s music, videos and fun games for the whole family. Learn more about the language of the Algonquin First Nations in this mini-classroom!



Canada 150 Closing Party on the Hill!

Sunday, December 31

Ring in the New Year with an electrifying dance and skating party! For the first time ever, skate on Parliament Hill and enjoy a unique Canada 150 experience!

9 p.m.

The party starts with the Christmas Lights Across Canada multimedia show, featuring cool pyrotechnics and lasers! Dynamic DJ duo Carl Müren and Evana Müren will keep you entertained with some of Canada’s top tunes.

10 p.m.

Missed some of the action, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Experience the Christmas Lights Across Canada multimedia show, featuring pyrotechnics and lasers, followed by DJ Shub, one of the initiator of “Powwow Step” electronic music.

11 p.m.

Enjoy the last stretch of 2017 and a final showing of the Christmas Lights Across Canada multimedia show followed by Canada’s own hip-hop ambassador Kardinal Offishall! At 11:59 p.m., be amazed by more pyrotechnics and a stunning laser show!

Crazy luminous characters will be mingling playfully with the crowd throughout the evening.



Roaming Referees

December 9, 10, 30, and 31

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watch out for the roaming referees on Parliament Hill! If you hear a whistle blowing, get ready to receive a fun and random penalty!



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Métis jigging workshop

December 16, 17, 30 and 31

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Métis jigging performer, Ginny Gonneau, for a unique dance developed by the Métis people. The dance combines the intricate footwork of Native dancing with the instruments and form of European music. The workshop will feature the unofficial Métis anthem, “The Red River Jig”, popular Métis fiddle songs such as the “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the crowd pleasing, energetic, “Orange Blossom Special”.



Kardinal Offishall

Sunday, December 31 at 10:20 p.m.

Enjoy the last stretch of 2017 with Canada’s own hip-hop ambassador Kardinal Offishall, an energetic live performer known for his wit and social conscience.

Crazy luminous characters will be mingling playfully with the crowd on Parliament Hill throughout the evening and seeking out New Year’s selfie opportunities with you! It’s the

end-of-year celebration you don’t want to miss!



Ottawa Stilt Union

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, and 31

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ottawa Stilt Union is a co-lingual theatre company based on the love of stilt performance. Come watch them perform using stilts, acrobatics and music to tell stories and bring magic to the everyday.



The Centennial Flame

From December 13

Come and admire the Centennial Flame that will shine over the entire country, including Nunavut, Canada's newest territory. Take a picture with this national landmark. Discover the official symbols of Nunavut that now complete the Flame. Take this opportunity to reflect on the story of Nunavut, its people and its contribution to our Canadian identity.

PCH is responsible for the development of the monument while PSPC is funding and implementing the project.



Magical winter lightscapes show

December 8 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

Head to the heart of Canada’s Capital Region to see the glowing Christmas lights and the magical winter lightscapes show projected on the Parliament’s Centre Block.

The 14-minute show is presented in loop. 

www.canada.ca/christmas-lights


Créations in Vivo

December 15, 16 and 31

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t miss these majestic stilt walkers as they make their way around Parliament Hill. These superhuman creatures will wander among us, searching for resources, unity and hope, in order to build a better world.



High kick demonstration hosted by Johnny Issaluk

December 16

11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Watch young Arctic Games athletes perform in a hick kick demonstration!

Hosted by actor, athlete and Canada 150 ambassador, Johnny Issaluk. You will be impressed by this Inuit sport derived from the traditional practices of the people of the Arctic.

In collaboration with the Government of Nunavut.

Photo credit Den Sweeney



Carl Müren and Evana Müren

Sunday, December 31at 9:20 p.m.

The dynamic father and daughter DJ duo, Carl Müren and 11-year-old Evana Müren, will keep you entertained with some of Canada’s top tunes.

Crazy luminous characters will be mingling playfully with the crowd on Parliament Hill throughout the evening and seeking out New Year’s selfie opportunities with you! It’s the end-of-year celebration you don’t want to miss!



Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Nimidiwin: Celebrating our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast

December 31

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Come see the show Nimidiwin, a family friendly way to celebrate First Nations’ through dance, drum and song while welcoming the New Year together in peace and friendship. This event is free to the public.

For more information, visit www.nimidiwin.ca.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Seven tipis

December 4 to 31

Daily

4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seven tipis will be lit on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History from Dec. 4 to 31 in the lead up to Nimidiwin: Celebrating Our Dance from Coast to Coast to Coast on New Year’s Eve. The number of tipis reminds us of the seven generation philosophy of making decisions today that will benefit all people in forthcoming generations. The tipis are also representative of the seven sacred Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth and the seven fires prophesy.

The lighting of the tipis will precede the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in December. Chiefs from across Canada will be invited for the lighting of the tipis on the evening of Dec. 4.

Presented by Ulnooweg Development Group with the Canadian Museum of History.


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

Inuit experiences with Nunavut Sivuniksavut

December 9 and 10

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 16 and 17

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Inuit youth from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program for choral singing, group dancing from the Western Arctic, throat singing, drum dancing, a sharing of their history, culture and language through education as well as a demonstration of Inuit Games such as the Muskox, Leg Wrestle and High Kick.



Tipi illumination on the Hill

December 7 to 31

5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come see the illuminated tipi, lit every night in December on Parliament Hill!

To see the larger tipi installation, visit the Canadian Museum of History from December 4 to 31. Enjoy the powerful symbolism of the Seven Tipis, which reminds us of the seven generation philosophy that making decisions today will benefit all people in forthcoming generations.


Urban Glow at Confederation Park

December 7 to January 7

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A brand new experience awaits you in Confederation Park with displays of lights that will “glow” your mind!

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html

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