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MosAika

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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 if you are in Ottawa during the summer.

My family really enjoyed the show and it is a great free attraction for people who live in Ottawa and for visitors. We brought a blanket for sitting and it worked out really well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family really enjoyed the show and it is a great free attraction for people who live in Ottawa and for visitors. We brought a blanket for sitting and it worked out really well.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The light show on Parliament Hill is pretty cool. The effects are quite neat and the show is a good pace that keeps the audience interested. I have seen better light effects in previous years but this show is still worth a watch. The history lesson is a little like being in school again but it is a fairly good... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This gives u a quick brush up on Canadian history, a feeling of the frensh and the english and includes the national anthem all in a beautiful show. A must see when you're in Ottawa.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We are from the Ottawa area and repeatedly bring friends and family that visit over the past several summers. We were so disappointed this year. We had seen two different versions of Mosaika and we loved them both. They were artistic, creative, emotional and I always left feeling a real warmth for every Canadian around me leaving the hill. Not... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The ight and lazer presentation this year is great. The music and audio track are clear as the story weaves through different books of Canada's past. Get there about 15 min early an dbring a chair or a blanket if you dont want to sit on the bleachers.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I visit this event each year and am always struck by how cleverly integrated and seamless the show is. They literally project onto the parliament buildings an entirely different reality from the past and from the future. People appear in windows and birds fly overhead but it is all through projection. The show manages to remind us of our history,... More 

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ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Bring a chair and blanket. This is a fun summer thing to do not just for the tourists! We bring drinks and snacks and make a night time picnic out of it!

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Toronto, Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

MosAika was a really cool sound and light show projected onto the parliament buildings every single night during the warmer seasons. It had amazing music and unbelievable lighting effects. This year it's a propaganda filled budget production about war. There is hardly any music, it is primarily speech, in both official languages, but the audio orchestration is so poor that... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I am Canadian. The first 10 minutes were nice. The lights are beautiful! But I did not like the last 20 minutes. It started well and then became a light show about how perfect is Canada, how we saved Europe, how perfect we are... then finishing with the National Anthem. This was not Canada Day, just a regular Friday night.... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Loved this show. Interesting and amazing. The light projections looked real as they lit up Centre Block.

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