Ottawa 2017

In 2017, Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation–and Canadians will gather in their Capital to join local residents in a year of celebration. Ottawa 2017 is tasked with creating 12 full months of big, bold, immersive and moving experiences that will complement national celebrations and annual events and festivals.  Big Signature Events will animate the entire city, while community celebrations will enliven our neighbourhoods.  At the same time, transformative legacy projects will change the Capital’s urban landscape.  The end result: a special year of national pride for all–and significant positive impacts for Ottawa’s tourism sector and the city as whole.

Ottawa 2017 is supported by a growing community of partners at the local, regional and national levels.


To position Ottawa as THE place for all Canadians to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation and to champion the creation of economic development opportunities that will contribute to the identity and positive reputation of the nation’s capital in 2017 and beyond

our vision
Our Mission

Ottawa 2017 will offer unique and entertaining experiences in Ottawa, and facilitate the creation of legacy projects to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in a highly creative and financially sound manner. It will allow all residents and visitors, from Canada and abroad, to celebrate our past and our identity while getting local residents and businesses to be inspired in building our future.

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