History – Sound and light show on Parliament Hill
Audiences have been captivated by sound and light shows on Parliament Hill for more than 30 years. A bit of history:
- The first sound and light show is presented on Parliament Hill.
- 1994 – Reflections of Canada: A Symphony of Sound and Light
- In May 1994, Reflections of Canada: A Symphony of Sound and Light was launched, featuring a musical score performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
- 2000 – Wind Odyssey
- This updated version of the sound and light show on Parliament Hill was launched in 2000. In this edition, the four winds acted as storytellers and the voices of everyday Canadians, from coast to coast to coast, described their pride in their country as they reflected on the past and looked to the future.
- 2005 – Canada: The Spirit of a Country
- Canada: The Spirit of a Country was launched in 2005. This award-winning production used lighting effects, giant image projection and a tapestry of original music, narration and sound to present the story of Canada through the theme of communication.
- 2010 – Mosaika: Canada through the eyes of its people
- The previous show, entitled Mosaika: Canada through the eyes of its people, debuted in 2010. This iteration took a big leap forward with the technology used for the sound and light shows on Parliament Hill. For the first time, state-of-the-art technology was used to envelop Centre Block and the Peace Tower in high-definition video. This new digital technology brought with it the opportunity to update the content more easily, and Mosaika saw regular content updates to reflect Canadian milestones on the Road to 2017. This award-winning production was seen by over a million spectators.