About Christmas Lights Across Canada

The program Christmas Lights Across Canada was introduced in 1985 to highlight sites along Confederation Boulevard in Canada's Capital Region. Thousands of dazzling lights began to showcase Parliament Hill, national museums, embassies and other significant sites in Ottawa and Gatineau.

Across Canada, monuments and sites are also highlighted in provincial and territorial capitals. All Canadians can then enjoy the winter lights and celebrate this festive time.

The program symbolically links Canadians and offers a great way for all to celebrate winter in Canada!

General enquiries

For more information, contact the Capital Information Kiosk by:

1-844-878-8333 (toll-free)
Daily, 9 am to 5 pm (ET)
Except from December 24 to January 2
Symbol of the Government of Canada
Date modified: