Canada Day Fireworks in the Capital
A spectacular 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 pm on July 1 (weather permitting).
Fireworks on July 1, 2012
The 2012 fireworks show includes:
- 1,026 fireworks items
- 982 aerial shells
- 58 of the largest shells allowed in Canada
- 2,257 projectiles/effects.
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.
- Canadian Museum of Civilization
- Jacques-Cartier Park
* If you are planning to watch the fireworks from Gatineau, remember that the Alexandra Bridge is closed to traffic throughout the day and to pedestrians after 6 pm.
|No Dogs or Pets||
Dogs and pets are not permitted at Canada Day sites.
Exceptions are made for service dogs.