Ottawa 2017


March 15 – 18

Tickets for the Stanley Cup 125th Tribute Concert

On sale on Thursday, February 16 @ noon

Hat trick in 2017 with 3 major hockey milestones: the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, the centennial of the National Hockey League and the Ottawa Senator’s 25th hockey season. And we have prepared a vigorous game plan for the occasion with a 4-day celebration!

At a glance:

Wednesday, March 15 > Stanley Cup® Celebration


Thursday, March 16 > The Stanley Cup Returns Home During March Break
The Governor General David Johnston will welcome the iconic trophy back to Rideau Hall. The public will be able to have their picture taken inside the residence, beneath the official portrait of Lord Stanley, Canada’s 6th governor general and originator of the Stanley Cup tradition.


Friday, March 17 > Meet and Greet with NHL Hockey Legends and the Stanley Cup
Hockey fans will have the opportunity to meet their favourite NHL alumni and have their picture taken with the Stanley Cup.


Friday, March 17 > Stanley Cup® 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert

Metric, The Sheepdogs and bilingual artists Bobby Bazini and Kevin Bazinet will be rocking the capital during this amazing concert!

The show will include tales of Stanley Cup glory by living hockey legends such, in addition to rare archival footage of some of hockey’s most inspirational moments. The cup itself will be the guest of honour at this memorable multimedia experience for all ages.

This original concept show, an Ottawa 2017 Signature Event, in collaboration with the National Hockey League, Live Nation Canada and the Ottawa Senators, will take place at Canadian Tire Centre.

Tickets for the Stanley Cup® 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert will go on sale this Thursday at noon. Prices range from $39.50 to $69.50.


Saturday, March 18 > Stanley Cup Monument Ground-Breaking Ceremony
In December 2017, a monument to mark the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup will be unveiled in Canada’s capital, steps from the very birthplace of hockey’s Holy Grail. Residents and visitors will witness the ground-breaking ceremony at the site of this future national landmark on Sparks Street, 125 years to the day that the Stanley Cup was born.


Ongoing > Hockey in Canada – More Than Just a Game
From March 9 to October 9, 2017, sports enthusiasts will explore a new hockey exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History that celebrates the sport’s evolution and its widespread appeal. For more information on this program and to contribute your historical hockey items, click here.