Event Date: Jul 7, 2022 - Sep 5, 2022
Presented against the iconic backdrop of the architecture of the Centre Block, visitors can enjoy five evening shows that will be presented every week from July 7 to September 5, 2022.
- Every Thursday through Monday at:
- 10 p.m. from July 7 to July 31
- 9:30 p.m. from August 1 to August 31
- 9 p.m. from September 1 to September 5
This year, Northern Lights will mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A special segment will showcase this historic milestone in honour of the Queen and her dedication to Canada.
Northern Lights is a sound and light show presented for free five nights a week on Parliament Hill.
Over a million people have watched Northern Lights since it launched in 2015.
Northern Lights is the 6th edition of the sound and light show on Parliament Hill.
Did you know?
- The first sound and light show was launched in 1967 as part of Canada’s Centennial Celebrations.
- There have been six different editions of the Sound and Light Show since it was first created in 1984—including the latest, Northern Lights.
- The “cube” not only houses a laser, but hosts interactive games one hour before the show begins. Arrive early to play along!
- The show projectors are capable of displaying 35,251,200 total pixels, about 17 times more than an HD television screen (2,073,600).
- All the lighting instruments used in the show are considered low-energy lights and more than 100 lights are LED.
- More than 860,000 people have already watched Northern Lights!
- Share your photos of #NorthernLights on social media!
- Who is watching the show with you? Approximately 50% of the audience are local residents, 30% are Canadians from outside the region and 20% are from outside Canada.
- More than 15 km of lighting control cabling is used to run the sound and light show.
- More than 25,000 feet of fiber optic cable is deployed for the show.
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