This 30-minute performance captures the spirit of Canada through music, storytelling and dramatic images projected on the ... More
Sound and Light on Parliament Hill
This 30-minute performance captures the spirit of Canada through music, storytelling and dramatic images projected on the front of the Parliament Buildings, effectively converting them into a unique movie screen. The audience enjoys the spectacle from limited bleacher seating and the show is appropriate for all ages. The show times begin after dark and admission is free.
I live in Ottawa and try to come and enjoy the show every year. It's free, it's outside, it's on the grass, so you can come with as many people as you want and just hang out - what more can you ask for on a warm summer evening?..
I like this place very much. It's really amazing show I've ever seen. I never see such a beautiful lazer show. I recommend my friends to enjoy the show when they're. They won't waste their time to see the show.
Wow, the Parliament building sound and light show was absolutley amazing. One of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my entire life. People were dancing in the walk way. It was like a dream. I wanted to run down onto the walkway and dance all by myself just spinning and turning, but I didn't have enough guts to. But it was kind of like something you would see in a movie where everything is so perfectly placed and the view of everything just looks and even feels like a dream come true. I have never seen anything like it and I am so glad I did. It was the best part of my entire trip, I didn't even know it was going on until I passed by it on like one day and then my friend said she was reading about it in a hotel booklet thing and it played the next day as well. So I went the next day to see it. It was so good!!! Whomever has not yet seen this amazing feature in Ottawa, I suggest you go right away and don't miss it. I almost feel like my life has changed because of seeing it but we all want to believe that, don't we.
My name is Krysten! And honestly, WOW! That's all I can say
Took my son to Ottawa last year and we caught the show. WOW!!! Was very moved by it as was he. I will return this summer (2006) with my daughter and it will be one of the highlights of our visit. Do not miss this!! Too bad they do not have a DVD!!!
I recently took my ESL class to the Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill. I had not been to it in years and they now have a new, bilingual version.
The show was uplifting and beautiful. The setting was gorgeous. As the only Canadian in my group, I found the reactions of my students most inerresting. They unanimously approved of the show, some of them even teared up, they felt it was so moving.
Although the show was bilingual, the content of the English narration differed from the French one. I had an advantage in that I am bilingual and could understand both languages. Most of my students do not understand French, yet they told me they enjoyed the entire event, even when they could not understand the words.
I highly recommend that visitors and locals alike check out this show.
It's quite an interesting concept to project the show onto the face of the parliment building and it's well worth seeing. The sound system is magnificent. The thunder storm in the beginning is amazingly real. It's a free show lasting about a half an hour. Seating is bleacher style. However, lots of people sit on the grass so don't worry about not finding a seat. Check the time schedule for the English language shows.