In 2017, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation and Ottawa will be THE epicentre of national celebrations! Residents and Canadians from all over Canada will experience Ottawa like never before and celebrate Canada’s 150th like nowhere else.
Ottawa 2017 will deliver 12 months of bold events, immersive experiences and all-out celebrations, complementary to federal government plans and to recurring annual festivals, events and attractions in Canada’s Capital. In addition to our Signature Events, Ottawa will be animated by community celebrations organized at the local level across the city.
Ottawa 2017 is set to galvanize national pride from Canadians of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life — boosting tourism and generating a massive economic impact in the process. It will have over a $230M in GDP impact and generate more than 3,000 jobs to the province’s economy. Ottawa 2017 will also create an ongoing legacy of new infrastructure, attractions, annual events and business opportunities. As well as celebrating Canada’s rich history and exciting future, Ottawa 2017 will be a celebration with lasting benefits for its people.