Ottawa 2017



The moment you step into the Cape Breton exhibit, you’ll experience Cape Bretoners’ warm hospitality. You’ll meet kindred spirits, realize that strangers are not really strangers here and your heart will sing! Chat with Cape Bretoners who will share personal stories about their beautiful island, share historical facts and help you plan your next visit! Discover some of Cape Breton’s most famous attractions including Cabot Trail, first-class golf courses, historical and cultural landmarks and five star culinary experiences. Plus, see two authentic lobster traps!


Located in the centre of Canada, Manitoba is home to diverse wildlife, incredible cultural attractions and some of the best sport fishing in North America. Take your photo in the cut outs of polar bears and beluga whales that thrive in Churchill on the coast of Hudson Bay or as the proud angler with a trophy lake trout, found in many of Manitoba’s 100,000 lakes. Share your photos using #ExploreMB then go to to enter for a chance to win a trip from Winnipeg to Churchill to experience a summer safari to see polar bears, beluga whales and the beauty of the Canadian tundra with Lazy Bear Expeditions.


Canada’s newest territory has some of the most unique and authentic adventures available to a traveller in one of the largest unspoiled natural paradises on the plane. Nunavut’s Inuit provide a wealth of genuine experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life. Inuit culture is deeply entwined with the natural world and that is reflected in the arts and crafts, and in traditional performances. Come enjoy the arctic wildlife and the Inuit way of life, and be dazzled by the vivid dancing hues of the Aurora Borealis.


To celebrate Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th, Ontario will showcase its greatest work from all across the province at Inspiration Village. Visitors will find gallery walls with mysterious and intriguing digital images of Ontario. Imagery that not only has the power to surprise all that come, but intrigue them to stay and answer one simple question: Where am I? This campaign inspires people from across Canada, and will continue to in Inspiration Village – where you’ll find four screens looping in a gallery like setting – letting domestic and international visitors experience Ontario like they never have before. Visitors can also download the Discover ON app to help with their trip planning and enter a contest for the chance to Win A Trip for 4 to some of Ontario’s greatest destinations – Ottawa, Toronto, Muskoka or Niagara Falls!


The colours are enough to inspire anyone to #ExplorePEI. The breathtaking red cliffs, picturesque emerald hills, crisp blue waters, luscious green golf courses and the champagne sandy beaches make for the perfect backdrop to your vacation. Visit our exhibit at Inspiration Village to experience a little piece of PEI. There are endless opportunities for adventure on the Island, from culinary delights, to cycling, kayaking and climbing to the top of a lighthouse, and of course visiting Green Gables. Get the information you need to plan your trip, get interactive with our photo op, and make sure to enter our contest for a chance to win a trip to PEI in September for the Fall Flavours Festival! We invite you to follow your dreams and come find your Island.


QuebecOriginal is installing a unique zone that will allow you to get a taste of the wonderful tourstic experiences available across the province. The zone will present Quebec’s breathtaking landscapes while giving you the opportunity to be in the middle of the action in three different scenarios: a cozy night in the woods, crowd bodysurfing and downhill skiing! Don’t forget to take photos as you take place in this immersive setup and experience what your next trip in Quebec could look like. Take advantage of special offers and promotions from all corners of the provinces and enter the chance to win a discovery package to experience the real deal! The QuebecOriginal’s Zone is a must-see at Inspiration Village and the best way to discover Québec or help you plan your visit!


To mark Canada’s 150th, we’re offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations and setting-up shop at Inspiration Village to help you plan you visit to one of our 46 parks across Canada. Visit our Chill Zone where you can plan for adventure, take part in fun family activities or just take a break from the everyday. Parks Canada has countless unique experiences that suit your needs and our qualified staff will help you find just the right one with the help of our interactive trip planning tools, while you leave your mark on our Wishing Tree!

Want to connect with nature? Get your kids outside? Here’s an activity for you! Discover wildlife and support their protection at one of Parks Canada’s special places, find out how to take part in the Parks Canada BioBlitz or participate in our Imagine a Country photo activity.


Become a Nation Builder at the Inspiration Village ‘Build A Nation Station’ and express your creativity with Lego™. What will you build? A house, a car, a spaceship, or the next great Canadian invention?


Take a selfie at the Inspiration Village Photo Booth, where kids and the young at heart can show off their Canadian spirit and celebrate being Canadian. In addition to Canadian themed props, costumes will inspire kids to imagine what they could be when they grow up.


Since 1906, our organization has been motivated by the desire to help those who do not have the resources to help themselves. The Ottawa Mission provides basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter to hundreds of people every day, as well as a wide variety of innovative life-changing programs that help people regain their dignity and provide hope for a better future. These programs include education and job training, employment and housing support services, addiction treatment, a medical and dental clinic, mental health supports and hospice care.


The Tale of a Town Canada is a national oral history and theatre initiative that has travelled to every province and territory in Canada recording main street stories and creating site-specific performances with local artists across the country. Come listen to some of the thousands of memories we have gathered at our interactive installation. Add your voice to the collective community memory of Canada’s main streets by visiting our on-site recording studio. And, find out how you can bring the Tale of a Town to your community.


As we celebrate Canada’s 150th celebrations, let’s reflect on how we can become better stewards of our country and our amazing planet. Since its founding 50 years ago, WWF-Canada has been working to reverse the decline of wildlife across Canada and around the world. Thousands of Canadians have helped protect, conserve and sustainably manage over 1 million square kilometres of our lands and helped improve the sustainability of more than 30 species through over 770 species-recovery projects. This year, take action and help us reverse the decline of wildlife and protect wild places so that our children can inherit a healthy country.


To celebrate Canada and CIBC¹s shared 150 years together, CIBC is inviting all Canadians to share what they love about our country and what it means to be Canadian. See what Canadians are saying at and join the conversation by posting your photo with #StandForCanada on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Showcase your Canadian pride!


Inspired by Local, the ByWard Market’s ByWard House will showcase all that #TheMarket has offer. From flavours to fashion and stories to selfies, this is what makes us special and always has. Afterall, we’ve been Local since 1826!   …Hello again!



Complimentary WI-FI coverage is available for visitors throughout Inspiration Village courtesy of our Premier National Partner, Bell Canada. You can also stop by the Bell container to view some of their top shows broadcasted on screens or occasional live tapings.

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