Celebrating Canada’s 150th

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

Planning the Capital

Planning the Capital

In 2017, we will roll 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, as we celebrate this milestone year of 2017.

The Geography and Exploration Pavilion

The Geography and Exploration Pavilion

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presents an exhibit on the NCC’s Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067.

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531 Sussex Drive

531 Sussex Drive

531 Sussex Drive will welcome the Polish diplomatic mission to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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The International Pavilion

The International Pavilion

In 2017, 7 Clarence Street will welcome 6 diplomatic missions to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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The Global Pluralism Pavilion

The Global Pluralism Pavilion

Visit 330 Sussex Drive in 2017, and explore the mission and work of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

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The Authors Pavilion

The Authors Pavilion

Maison Charron in Gatineau is home to the Association des auteurs et des auteures de l’Outaouais. In 2017, the Authors Pavilion will feature cultural and literacy programs, including “Concerts à la Maison.”

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The Winter Pavilion

The Winter Pavilion

We have restored the Dairy Building at Rideau Hall, and given it new life as the Winter Pavilion.

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The Canadiana Pavilion

The Canadiana Pavilion

The O’Brien House is being restored as the Kincora Boutique Hotel. In 2017, it will feature a special space called the Canadiana Room, where you can discover treasures from the NCC’s Crown Collection.

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The Ecology and Urban Agriculture Pavilion

The Ecology and Urban Agriculture Pavilion

Special 2017 programming is offered from March 21 to September 21: an exhibition on the history and present-day reality of agriculture and forestry in the Outaouais Region.

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The Modern Architecture Pavilion

The Modern Architecture Pavilion

The Strutt Foundation is rehabilitating the Strutt House as a teaching model in architecture and heritage conservation.

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The Kabeshinân Minitig Pavilion

The Kabeshinân Minitig Pavilion

Work on the property at 150 Middle Street on Victoria Island is almost finished and discussions continue with our Algonquin partners regarding possible programming for the summer.

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The Pioneer Pavilion

The Pioneer Pavilion

The Log Farm, at 670 Cedarview Road in Ottawa, will become the Pioneer Pavilion in 2017.

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Enhanced public programs

Sunday Bikedays

Residents and visitors will also be 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 are working on several projects that will enhance the beauty of the Capital, including these initiatives:

Supporting our partners

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

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