A Must-See Place for Families in Ottawa This Summer


There is no shortage of activities to do and sights to see in the Ottawa area in the summer. You can pack the kids up and walk around Parliament Hill, visit one of the many museums or check out one of the summer festivals. We don’t have to go very far outside of Ottawa to find other amazing events either; just look across the water to Gatineau and there are even more happenings to note.

This summer and into the fall, the Outaouais region is bringing a spectacular, free outdoor garden sculpture exhibit to Jacques-Cartier Park. We think this is going to be one of the most talked about experiences of the summer!

MosaïCanada 150 opened on June 30. Located just across from downtown Ottawa, near the Canada Museum of History, you’ll want to mark your calendars and plan to visit one of the world’s largest horticultural events.

150 years of Canadian history and highlights are featured on a 1 km path of exploration. All Canadian provinces and territories are represented in this celebration of art, culture and country.

We think your family will be impressed by the creativity in design and the scale in which the flowers and plants make up the sculptures. From giant horses and birds to canoes and trains, walking through the path is a Canadian experience.

The water features and attention to detail each of the pieces offer are stunning and something you have to see in person to fully appreciate.

The exhibit is open from 10 am until 9 pm each day, even when it rains and while the admission is free, if you prefer a guided tour, there is a $10 fee (and the tour must be booked in advance.)

MosaïCanada is a great attraction, not only for local Ottawa families, but also for guests visiting from out of town this summer. This is definitely must-do event.

MosaïCanada runs from now until October 15 and is free.

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