Celebrating Canada’s 150th

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, the NCC offered unique experiences for visitors and residents. We worked to fulfill our planning vision for Canada’s Capital Region and built a legacy for the next 50 years.


Planning the Capital

Planning the Capital

In 2017, we will rolled out two major plans that will guide the improvement of the Capital Region over the next decade and beyond, 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, to celebrate the milestone year of 2017.

The International Pavilion

The International Pavilion

7 Clarence Street

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The Global Pluralism Pavilion

The Global Pluralism Pavilion

330 Sussex Drive

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The Kabeshinân Minitig Pavilion

The Kabeshinân Minitig Pavilion

150 Middle Street

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The Ecology and Urban Agriculture Pavilion

The Ecology and Urban Agriculture Pavilion

670 Alexandre-Taché Blvd

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The Modern Architecture Pavilion

The Modern Architecture Pavilion

1220 Chemin de la Montagne

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The Pioneer Pavilion

The Pioneer Pavilion

670 Cedarview Road

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The Authors Pavilion

The Authors Pavilion

164 Laurier St, Gatineau

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The Winter Pavilion

The Winter Pavilion

101 Princess Ave

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The Geography and Exploration Pavilion

The Geography and Exploration Pavilion

50 Sussex Dr

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Enhanced public programs

Sunday Bikedays

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

Beautifying the Capital

Introduction of a unique tulip species for Canada’s 150th anniversary

We worked on several projects that enhanced the beauty of the Capital, including these initiatives:


Supporting our partners

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

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