Celebrating Canada’s 150th in the Capital
To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, the NCC is offering unique experiences for visitors and residents. At the same time, we are working to fulfill our planning vision for Canada’s Capital Region and building a legacy for the next 50 years.
The NCC is undertaking initiatives in five main areas to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Planning the Capital
In 2017, we will roll out two major plans that will guide the improvement of the Capital region in the next fifty years to the bicentennial of Canada in 2067:
- The Plan for Canada’s Capital 2017–2067 : lays out a broad vision for the future of the Capital
- The Capital Illumination Plan 2017–2027 : provides guidelines to enhance the beauty and safety of the Capital after dark
Enhanced Public Programs
Beautifying the Capital
We are working on several projects that will enhance the beauty of the Capital, including these initiatives:
- Beautification of Confederation Boulevard
- Introduction of a unique tulip species for Canada’s 150th anniversary
- Rehabilitation of the Garden of the Provinces and Territories
- Creation of Harmony Park at LeBreton Flats
- Construction of new cycling lanes on Mackenzie Avenue
- Launch of the design competition for Nepean Point
- Improved public access to Richmond Landing and the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins
- Major restoration of the Tin House Court block on Sussex Drive
- Rehabilitation of the Rideau Hall forecourt
Supporting our partners
We continue to work behind the scenes in support of partner initiatives, including major events organized by Canadian Heritage, such as Canada Day and Winterlude. We are also facilitating special events in the Capital in 2017, including Red Bull Crashed Ice in Ottawa and MosaïCanada 150/2017 in Gatineau.