Don’t miss Canada Day in the capital, when the region resonates with pageantry and the sounds of celebration!
Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, is the place to be on July 1 for the country’s biggest annual birthday celebration. It’s a giant patriotic party on the lawns of Parliament Hill, Major’s Hill Park, Jacques Cartier Park and on the closed streets of downtown.
The crowds start to gather early on Parliament Hill for a 9 a.m. flag raising ceremony, followed by the Changing of the Guard ceremony at 9:30 a.m., and then the carillon concert featuring the Peace Tower bells, at 10 a.m. Be there at noon for a thrilling performance by the Snowbirds Demonstration team, and a noon-hour show filled with cultural entertainment. For families, Jacques Cartier Park will host a variety of activities especially for children ages 3 to 12, including games, physical activities, performances and inflatable slides. For revellers of all ages, there will be free activities at most of the area’s national museums and institutions.
The evening show on Parliament Hill features a stellar lineup of Canadian performers. And, as always, the evening will be topped off with a massive fireworks show you simply don’t want to miss.
Take the ultimate Ottawa tour. This city is full of important landmarks, and fascinating history. Your tour will include Parliament Hill, where you will be able to explore the hallways and Canada’s various Parliament buildings. Take part in a behind the scenes tour of the Royal Canadian Mint, and see where the country’s coins are made. End your tour with a river cruise, as you gaze at many of Ottawa’s landmarks.
You and your family can luxuriate at the majestic five-star Fairmont Chateau Laurier that stands as a testament to this thriving city.
Your auction reward for two adults and two children (aged 12 years and under) includes:
- Two (2) nights’ accommodation at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier (two (2) double beds)
- Ultimate Ottawa tour for a family of four (4)
- $100 Fairmont gift card
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