Northern Lights

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Event Date: Jul 7, 2022 - Sep 5, 2022
Location: Virtual

07/07/2022 11:04:30 05/09/2022 12:59:59 15 Northern Lights 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. ... Virtual true MM/DD/YYYY

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.

Highlights 

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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