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You Can Win $500 In Ottawa's Awesome New Light-Up Tunnel (PHOTOS)

Talk about light at the end of a tunnel.

There's no shortage of things to do in Ottawa, and now there's one more option. To celebrate the long-awaited opening of downtown Rideau's O-Train station, Canada's capital has created a magical light and sound tunnel that you can walk through right in the heart of Ogilvy Square. The Ottawa light tunnel is the perfect place for a selfie and that's a good thing, because you could even win $500 for your photo.

The tunnel's beautiful rainbow colours and sounds will have you feeling like you're somewhere in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. And, much like a rainbow, there is a pot of gold (potentially) at the end of this tunnel.

That's because you could win a $500 Rideau Centre gift card just for taking a simple selfie inside the exhibit, which is officially named Passage. Let's be honest, you were gonna do that anyway, so the chance to win hundreds of bucks just for doing it is pretty awesome.

To have a chance of winning some serious pre-Christmas cash, you must be following Downtown Rideau on Instagram. When you post your photo be sure to use the hashtag #WherePassageLives. Winners will be announced once the contest has closed on November 12.

According to the Downtown Rideau website, Passage is designed not only as a cool visual attraction but also a fun way for people to engage with the city as they make their way around town.

"This interactive attraction will engage pedestrians moving between the University of Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery, ArtsCourt, CF Rideau Centre and adjacent hotels en route to the O-Train’s Rideau Station."

This fun and interactive piece comes on the heels of the equally awesome musical seesaws which took over downtown for most of September.

And according to Downtown Rideau, there's more to come in 2020.

"This is the first of a series of similar experiences in development that will be presented in 2020. Stay tuned!" announces Peggy DuCharme, Executive Director of the Downtown Rideau B.I.A.

This definitely looks worth considering for your Ottawa weekend plans. More information on Passage and the chance to win big can be found here.


Price: Free

When: October 17 until November 12

Address: Ogilvy Square

Why You Need To Go: You can experience a magical light and sound tunnel and maybe even win the $500 prize with a picture-perfect selfie.