There are many reasons to be proud of being Canadian. From the East to the West Coast, our vast country is filled with endless natural beauty that many of us have yet to discover for ourselves.

If you’re like most of us and haven’t really ventured outside of your province this year, the idea of celebrating Canada virtually instead is probably right up your alley. That said, how do you feel about witnessing the glory of the Northern Lights show from home?

Canadian Heritage is proud to present the sixth edition of Northern Lights, which you can access this summer, for the first time ever, without having to leave your place.

Since 2015, the annual Northern Lights sound and light show has taken place on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, drawing in over a million spectators and educating audiences on Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride, and vision.

However, like many things this year, the 2020 edition has gone virtual. A special digital version is available for you to stream. It promises to be just as magical as the live events you might’ve attended in years past. Plus, if you never got the chance to witness this epic show in person, well, now you're in luck.

Not only is this a perfect opportunity to relax and explore the natural wonders of our great country, but it’s also the ideal time to learn about its history. Watch as key figures, events, and achievements from Canadian history jump into life on your own screen in five unique artistic styles, all presented in breathtaking detail.

Complete with engaging narration and an original score, this may just be the most thrilling (and definitely the most visually stunning) history lesson you’ve ever had. You'll want to share this special experience with family and friends.

This unique video and special effects montage, sponsored exclusively by Manulife, has everything from excerpts of the inaugural 2015 show recorded on Parliament Hill to a sky background that layers a whole lot of realism and depth. If you’ve always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights show and discovering Canadian roads less travelled, you can’t afford to miss out on this impressive and educational virtual experience. 

Did we mention that there's also an online activity kit?  If you want to take a deeper, more hands-on, dive into Canadian history, check out the interactive, creative, and educational activities created to accompany your experience. There’s something for the whole family.

So take a seat, get comfy, and round up your favourite people for a special night spent learning about what makes Canada such a spectacular nation. All settled in? Click here to watch the Canadian Heritage #NorthernLights sound and light show presented in collaboration with the exclusive sponsor Manulife.

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