Experience Canada’s capital

Experience Canada’s capital through year-round activities, attractions and events in the region such as Canada Day and Winterlude.

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Visitor information

Plan your visit and make the most of your stay in Ottawa-Gatineau by using a vast array of visitor services.

Landmarks and attractions in Canada's capital

Visit Parliament Hill and discover Canada's Capital Region by visiting its museums and galleries, commemorative monuments and public art.

Canada 150 Kick Off in Ottawa-Gatineau

Take part in Canada 150 Kick Off celebrations in Canada's Capital Region.

Canada Day

Take part in the nation's biggest birthday party on July 1. Witness the ceremonies, shows and fireworks and take in the musical talent at several locations in the nation's capital.

Winterlude

Join us at Winterlude, the Capital's winter celebration. Skate on the world's largest skating rink or play at North America's largest snow playground.

Sound and light show

Experience an unforgettable journey of sound and light set against the powerful backdrop of the Parliament Buildings.

Christmas lights across Canada

Experience the hundreds of thousands of multi-coloured lights that brighten the national capital and other wintery capitals across Canada during the holiday season.

Tulips in the Capital

Check the guidelines and apply to hold an event on Parliament Hill.

Volunteer Centre

Register to be a volunteer at one of the many events and celebrations in Canada’s Capital Region, including Canada Day and Winterlude.

Use of Parliament Hill for events

Check the guidelines and apply to hold an event on Parliament Hill.

Opportunities for business

Learn about the services available for businesses and artists for Capital Region events, including performing artist submissions, equipment rentals and advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

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