No Canada Day celebration is complete without fireworks. For Canada's 150th birthday, I wouldnt expect anything less from the spectaclar display that annually happens on Parliament Hill. This years display will be 20 minutes long and have 15,000 fireworks launched into the sky. Of course it is amazing to watch the fireworks at the Hill because you get to watch many artists perform before the display, but sometimes that option is impossible with the long AF line to get in.
For Canada Day 2017 there are so many things opening and many reasons to celebrate Canada's birthday in the capital. Here are the 9 best places to watch the fireworks on Canada's special birthday bash.
Parliament Hill // Wellington St
Good ol' Parliament Hill is the classic viewing point for the fireworks. But as every Ottawan knows if you want to be on the hill by the time the fireworks start you have to plan ahead because the line to get in is long AF.
Jacques-Cartier Park // 285 Laurier St
This is a perfect place to watch the firework display with the family. Just pack up some fold up chairs, a blanket, snacks, and an umbrella of course.
Canadian Museum of History // 100 Laurier St
This will definitly be one of the best locations to watch the display. From here you will be able to see every firwork that is launched. The fireworks beautifly reflect off of the Ottawa River creating a magical glow.
Andaz Ottawa Byward Market // 325 Dalhousie St
This will be the first Canada Day celebration for Andaz, so I'm predicting it will be packed. People will go here because they know it always rains, the view is LIT, and the bar is classy AF. Plan ahead and make a reso and your view for the fireworks is set.
Supreme Court Of Canada // 301 Wellington St
This one may seem odd, but as you can see from the photo the view of Parliament Hill is exactly what you need to see the display. Watch Canada's birthday fireworks from this truly historic building.
Outside The National Art Gallery // Sussex Drive
I personally love this view, you can see the whole display right beside the beautiful National Art Gallery. The glass building acts as an amazing reflector of the firworks making the lighting truly special.
Major's Hill Park // Mackenzie Ave
Another Canada Day classic. If you haven't already watched the dispplay from here as a child you should definitly check it out now. Dont forget to pack some blankets and chairs to sit on to watch the massive display.
Rideau Canal Bridge // Laurier Ave
This stunning view is on Laurier Ave and if you're looking for a really nice photo this is a perfect view. You can see the Parliament buildings in the distance, the Shaw Centre, and of course the firework display.
Victoria Island // Chaudiere Bridge
If you're looking to watch the display but also want to avoid the madness of Downtown Ottawa on Canada Day, then head to this spot. You'll be able to see the fireworks and enjoy the festivities from a distance.