Get Away : Mosaica Light Show in Ottawa

mosaic show 4. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk mosaic show 4. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

From the beginning of time until present days of Canada’s history and its nations, Mosaic Light Show’s beautiful imagery crawls up the walls of the Parliament building transforming it into an immense canvas.

mosaic show 3. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

mosaic show 3. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

The show is free and runs all summer every night. All you need to do is come to the Parliament Hill in the city of Ottawa, bring your chair and enjoy a 30 minute light and sound show. This year the show started on a hot summer night on July 8 and will go until September 6 although not at the same times: until August 16 it starts at 10 p.m.; from August 17 to 31 the show moves to an earlier time slot of 9:30 p.m. and finally for the first week of September you may view this spectacular fireworks of light and music at 9 p.m.

Castle Art - Mosaic Light Show Ottawa. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

Castle Art – Mosaic Light Show Ottawa. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

No pictures or videos can do it justice, but you could get a glimpse of what to expect when heading to Ottawa here

Once the show starts with the parliament clock falling down and breaking into pieces, as if to symbolize the moment the time froze and reversed its course to give the viewer a glimpse of history in such an engaging and touching way, and until the end of the show the viewer simply cannot look away. Most come back a second and third time to see it again and share it with friends and family.

mosac show 4. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

mosac show 4. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

If you have seen the opening ceremony of winter Olympics in Sochi then you have a pretty good idea as to what to expect from this light show. One side effect to be aware of are chills that will run down your skin every time a new time slice of Canadian history appears on the parliament’s walls after a short moment of silence.
This show offers it all, from the art of natives and the formation of the Canadian railroad to the moment when the whole building dances to the music through a delicate play of light and shadow.

mosaic show 4. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

mosaic show 4. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

Ottawa is truly a festive city and a wide variety of shows goes on all year round. Mosaica Light and Sound Show is a must see on your summer to do list. The show is suitable for all audiences; however some kids were slightly spooked yet excited when windows and other parts of the parliament building started shifting. This part of the show as if transports you into the wicked forest where the witch makes the castle dance its dance in the moon light.

mosaic show 2. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

mosaic show 2. Photo Victoria Shinkaruk

Truly mesmerizing and memorable, Mosaica Light and Sound Show on the Parliament Hill is one of the best educational entertainment experiences one might have. If you were planning a road trip for the weekend, then Ottawa is definitely a place to go. No matter how many times you visited this wonderful city you may always discover something new.

Here is more information about Ottawa’s Festivals click HERE

Mosaica Light and Sound Show is happening at Parliament Hill in Ottawa from July 8 to August 16 starting at 10 p.m. ; from August 17 to August 31 it starts at 9:30 p.m.; from September 1 to September 6 it starts 9 p.m. FREE.

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