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Light and sound show Ottawa

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Address: 111 Wellington Street | Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario ON K1A, Canada
Phone Number: 1-800-465-1867
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A must see especially for families with school age children

What a great may to receive a summary of Canada's history, a video projected on the outside walls of the Parliament Buildings! Well done! It was nice to see all the families in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great may to receive a summary of Canada's history, a video projected on the outside walls of the Parliament Buildings! Well done! It was nice to see all the families in attendance. We suggest you bring chairs and/or blankets to put on the lawn. Bring something to drink eith you as there were no vendors on the hill.... More 

Thank Emily_Cattelan
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the light show twice this season I enjoyed it so much! THe lights really are beautiful and it gives a great brief history of the key elements of Canada. I love how French and English are intertwined into the story with some parts being more in English and others more in French but regardless you will understand... More 

Thank Tom C
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The light show on Parliament Hill is a great way to spend an evening. It is both entertaining and informative. My suggestion is to go for food on Elgine street or in the byward market first and then watch the show afterwards. It can get crowded, so if you want a good spot, be there a bit early.

Thank sas365
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165 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This nightly show is the best and best of all it is free for all. The lighting show is spectacular and raving. it is so meticulously choreographed and the narration is awesome. It is like watching a historical movie with the Parliament as the screen. It is so informative and worth all the time spent watching the whole show. The... More 

Thank Ban Hoo C
Oakville, Canada
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52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visual arts at its best ...who ever came up with the idea of this show is a genius!! You won't regret seeing this show. We brought blankets instead of lawn chairs, some munchies for the kids and played cards until the show started. Check the website for show times - it varies based on the month you are visiting. Excellent... More 

Thank ragga_ragga_cuba
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were there just at dusk. There were thousands of people. The slide show wad amazing. Glad we brought lawn chairs. The colours, music and artwork were nothing short of spectacular. There wasn't a bad seat and the sound system was just right. This was remarkable considering all the people. If you get a chance don't miss it. This show... More 

Thank Jim K
douglas,ont canada
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

very cool fun free thing to do in ottawa evenings , bring a chair so you can sit ,there no food or drinks on site , kids really enjoyed it

Thank bluefire65
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Really stunning performance ... the name is changed to Sound and Light show instead of MosAika. Follow them on twitter to see if they are showing that night. This is why you are visiting Ottawa people, trip does not end without catching the magnificence of human imagination, to use he parliament building as a screen, absolutely stunning. Crowds start to... More 

Thank WhatTheHeck007
Gatineau, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It was a great with time for our visitors to show our country's pride in the illuminated historical performance. It was well thought, presented and done. Awesome to watch and great to remember. 4 star only for the technical problem that shut off 1/3 of the West Wing screen. If all were working, it could have been all 5 stars.

Thank DragonFly6767
United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a great light show with some really nice and impressive effects. Well worth a visit when they next run the event, I'd certainly go back and watch it again! The history aspect of the show was interesting too. A couple of reviews have said the show was too patriotic, but I actually think they did a nice job... More 

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