President’s Choice® Canada Day Fireworks in the Capital
Where to go to watch the fireworks
A spectacular pyromusical fireworks show takes place in Ottawa–Gatineau on Canada Day. The fireworks are launched from the Astrolabe at Nepean Point and light the skies over the Ottawa River, behind Parliament Hill.
The fireworks show takes place at 10 p.m. on July 1 (weather permitting).
Fireworks on July 1st, 2016
The 2016 fireworks show includes:
- Over 2000 aerial shells
- 110 of the largest shells allowed in Canada
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Best Spots to Enjoy the Fireworks
There are many spots in Ottawa and Gatineau with great views of the fireworks. When watching the displays from Gatineau, you have amazing views of the fireworks illuminating Parliament Hill.
Gatineau SitesFootnote *
There is a green space behind the Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec.
Major's Hill Park is located west of Mackenzie Avenue, between Murray Street and Rideau Street, behind the Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario.
Have a look at the Google map to see where the best spots are and to find out how to get there.
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