Northern Lights 2022 ― Sound and light show

After a 2-year break, Northern Lights sound and light show returns to Parliament Hill for the entire summer!

Get a front row seat to a free and unique multimedia experience and discover Canada’s great achievements and our history’s key milestones.

Northern Lights premiered in 2015 and is now in its eighth season. The show is updated every year to showcase milestones in Canadian history. In 2022, a new segment celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


This summer, head out to Parliament Hill to take in Northern Lights 5 nights a week, Thursday to Monday.

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The show may be cancelled in the event of poor weather conditions

Show starts at 10 pm (starting July 7)
Show starts at 9:30 pm
Show starts at 9 pm (ending September 5)
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Watch Northern Lights online

Watch Northern Lights, the sound and light show on Parliament Hill from your device!

Did you know?

This year Canada is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking her 70th anniversary on the Throne. Discover captivating images commemorating this historic milestone during Northern Lights.

Calling all aspiring builders!

The Parliament buildings in Ottawa are a distinct symbol of the Canadian government and familiar to people around the world. Print, cut and assemble these 3D paper models at home.

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