Celebrating Canada’s 150th in the Capital

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, the NCC is offering unique experiences for visitors and residents. At the same time, we are working to fulfill our planning vision for Canada’s Capital Region and building a legacy for the next 50 years.

The NCC is undertaking initiatives in five main areas to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Planning the Capital

In 2017, we will roll out two major plans that will guide the improvement of the Capital region in the next fifty years to the bicentennial of Canada in 2067:

Confederation Pavilions

One of the real pleasures of exploring cities is discovering places of interest that are not marked on the usual visitor maps. As the steward of hundreds of properties in Canada’s Capital, many of great heritage significance, the NCC is well positioned to open some of those doors.
To celebrate 150 years of Confederation, we identified some of our most distinctive, but underused buildings, and set out to find inspired partners to breathe life back into them, as we celebrate this milestone year of 2017.
Find more information about the Confederation Pavilions here.

Enhanced Public Programs

Residents and visitors will also be invited to experience unique and enhanced public programs in Gatineau Park, on the Rideau Canal Skateway and during Sunday Bikedays.

Beautifying the Capital

We are working on several projects that will enhance the beauty of the Capital, including these initiatives:

Supporting our partners

We continue to work behind the scenes in support of partner initiatives, including major events organized by Canadian Heritage, such as Canada Day and Winterlude. We are also facilitating special events in the Capital in 2017, including Red Bull Crashed Ice in Ottawa and MosaïCanada 150/2017 in Gatineau.