The Government of Canada, along with exclusive sponsor Manulife, is pleased to present the fourth season of Northern Lights, a sound and light show that will illuminate Parliament Hill from July to September
OTTAWA, July 6, 2018 /CNW/ - The opening performance of the fourth season of Northern Lights—the free bilingual sound and light show presented against the backdrop of the Peace Tower and the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings—will take place at 10 p.m. on July 9, 2018. Residents and visitors to Canada's Capital Region will be able to enjoy a unique sensory experience as they learn more about Canada's history and culture. Thirty minutes of spectacular effects and dazzling images will highlight the inspiring stories of the men and women who helped build our country.
The fourth season of the show will run from July 9 to September 3, 2018, with performances every night at 10 p.m. in July, 9:30 p.m. in August, and 9 p.m. in September. This perfect evening activity is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
"Every year, Northern Lights offers a memorable experience for residents and visitors to Canada's Capital Region. Parliament Hill is the ideal setting for this unique show, thanks to its history and what it represents. This summer, get together with family and friends to discover our country's history, and let yourself be transported by the magic of the show."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
Northern Lights broke records last year, during the Canada 150 celebrations. More than 314,400 people saw the show in 2017.
The show is expected to welcome its millionth visitor in its fourth season—a milestone that previous shows did not reach until their fifth season.
For the 2018 show, the national anthem has been updated with the new, gender-neutral version of "O Canada."
Manulife is the exclusive sponsor of Northern Lights.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information: (media only), please contact: Simon Ross, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, [email protected]