New Urban Art near Major’s Hill Park
Enjoy Jetée, the latest public art project to enliven the heart of Canada’s Capital, and a stunning view of Ottawa and Gatineau!
What is Jetée?
Jetée blends contemporary digital design with traditional materials to reinvent the space next to Major’s Hill Park. A series of curved wooden “ribs” add warmth and movement to the viewing platform, while unique sculptural seating invites visitors to sit and enjoy the panoramic view.
Recalling the area’s original forests and its species, hemlock and beech wood are used in Jetée. LED lights add a contemporary and colourful element to the space.
From Jetée you have a spectacular vista that includes Parliament in Ottawa, the Ottawa River and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau.
You’ll find Jetée between Major’s Hill Park and the Alexandra Bridge, opposite the National Gallery of Canada. The lookout is on a popular tourist circuit and connects to the Ottawa River Pathway at the base of the cliff.
Jetée was developed by Toronto architects Steven Beites and Christian M. Joakim of Joakim/Beites Studio following a national urban art competition.
Public Art in Canada’s Capital
The NCC is pleased to highlight Canadian artistic excellence in Canada’s Capital with inspired public art projects like Jeteé. Signature spaces such as this add vibrancy to underutilized urban areas via functional and artistic works.
Find out more about public art in Canada’s Capital.