Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

July 9, 2019

September 8, 2019


111 Wellington Street, Ottawa



Events Description

Join us for the presentation of the sound and light show this season! Northern Lights is a free and bilingual show presented nightly from July 9 to September 8, 2019. Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, Northern Lights illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision at the heart of our country.

Key figures, events and achievements from Canadian history are brought to life using five distinct artistic styles. All are presented in spectacular detail, with stirring narration and an original score, against the backdrop of the Centre Block and Peace Tower.

Canadian Heritage is pleased to provide deaf or hard-of-hearing visitors with live, on-site simultaneous interpretation in ASL and LSQ on certain nights during the 2019 season. On these nights, ASL and LSQ interpreters will be on site one hour prior to show time to assist visitors. Visitors who would like to take advantage of this service are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before show time, and should look for the feather banner indicating the location of the interpreters on the lawn.

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

Who is it for?

All ages – Family

Free event


Date & Time:

July 9 to September 8, 2019

Show times: July | 10:00 PM

August | 09:30 PM

September | 9:00 PM

On-site simultaneous interpretation in ASL and LSQ

July 12, 2019 | show time at 10:00 PM

August 2, 2019 | show time at 9:30 PM

September 6, 2019 | show time at 9:00 PM

Run time: ~ 30 minutes

Northern Lights may be cancelled in the event of poor weather conditions. In case of inclement weather forecast, check here.

Venue & Address :

Parliament Hill – 111 Wellingston St., Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9 Canada

View from the lawn.

Parking is not available on Parliament Hill

Paid parking lots nearby on weekdays and free indoor parking is available on Saturdays and Sundays at the World Exchange Plaza located at 45 O’Connor Street.

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