Visitor information – Sound and light show on Parliament Hill

Notice: Northern Lights 2020

In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s priority of keeping Canadians safe, Canadian Heritage is currently exploring all options for presenting the 2020 edition of Northern Lights on Parliament Hill this summer. Details will be announced as soon as possible.

Northern Lights is a free bilingual show presented nightly on Parliament Hill from July 9 to September 3, 2018. Show times: in July at 10:00 p.m., in August at 9:30 p.m., and in September at 9:00 p.m. The show lasts about 30 minutes.

Spectators are invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the view from the lawn.

Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington Street, Ottawa.
Parking is not available on Parliament Hill. Numerous public and municipal parking lots ($) are located nearby. Free indoor parking is available on Saturdays and Sundays at the World Exchange Plaza located at 45 O’Connor Street. Garage entrances are on Metcalfe and on Queen streets. Please respect indoor parking signs posting restrictions that apply at all times.
Outdoor public washrooms are located to the right of the Centre Block building.

For information about Canada’s Capital Region, visit:

Capital Information Kiosk

90 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON

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