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MosaiCanada 150: Canada’s Heritage in Topiaries

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park topiaries celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

Jacque Cartier Park in Gatineau, Quebec is located across Ottawa River, about 10 minutes drive from Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. It is well known in Ottawa Capital Region as the heart of Ottawa’s Winterlude. During the two weeks each February, it draws in visitors from all over the world to admire gigantic snow sculptures, family size snow slides, and to enjoy lots of family entertainment featuring Canada’s heritage and culture.

As of this year, however, Jacque Cartier Park will be sure to attract great crowds during the summers as well.

 

The Topiaries

MosaiCanada 150 is a beautiful display of topiaries that represent each of Canada’s provinces and territories and pay tribute to Canada’s colonization, immigration, and heritage and culture. It is impossible to describe the sizes and the beauty of these wonderfully crafted masterpieces. And even this photo story is unable to do it’s justice. But hopefully, it will entice you enough to motivate you to plan your next vacation in Canada’s capital region!

Even though, this wonderful display is now over, the government has already committed two million dollar’s to next year’s display. I can’t wait to see, what amazing, ever-growing wonders they will showcase next summer…

Until you come to Ottawa next summer, take a peak at the the topiaries displayed this year.

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

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MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

It’s great to visit all the wonderful outdoor attractions during the summer. If you’re visiting Ottawa during the colder months, you can always check out the outdoors in an indoor setting. And  Canadian Museum of Nature is a perfect place to do just that!

MosaïCanada 150 - Attraction Ottawa - a walk through Jacque Cartier Park celebrating Canada's 150th birthday through beautiful topiaries - travelesquelife.com

 

 



 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Kreete Tokman
    November 26, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Wow all of these sculptures look fantastic! What a fun day celebrating a part of Canadian history. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  • Reply
    Ankita
    November 26, 2017 at 9:25 am

    What a beautiful park!! nice clicks..

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    Panchami
    November 26, 2017 at 11:59 am

    These topiaries are simply amazing! It is so wonderful how people can be so creative with just grass, plants and flowers 🙂

  • Reply
    Lara Dunning
    November 26, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    How cool! Love the puffins and the ox. Would love to see this. Good to know they are doing it again next year. I’m sure it is a huge attraction.

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    Rye Santiago
    November 27, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Does that park remain green all year round? I’m a long-term traveler and I’m currently in Manitoba. I would love to visit Ottawa or Vancouver in January (once I’ve had enough of the harsh winters of the Midwest. 😀

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      travelesquelife
      November 30, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      If you’re planning on coming to Ottawa in the winter, come for the first two weeks of February for the Winterlunde. It’s wonderful!

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    Corinne
    November 28, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Oh my! I have never heard of this before, but I am writing it down on my list. I love topiaries. I will have to visit one year. Thanks for adding more to my ever-growing to-dos! LOL

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      travelesquelife
      November 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      It was supposed to be a one-year event for Canada 150, but it was so popular, that they already committed 2 million dollars for next year’s displays 🙂

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    Kavita Favelle
    November 30, 2017 at 1:52 am

    The topiaries are utterly epic, the scale and level of detail is just amazing. Would love to visit them, shall have to consider a return to Ottawa for this, I loved the city itself when I visited last year.

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    Juliette S
    November 30, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Oh my gosh I had no idea this place existed! This is so cool – all the amazing details in each topiary…I LOVE the train! I can’t imagine how much patience someone would require in order to complete these incredible works of art. Seriously can’t wait to get myself to Ottawa one day!

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    Janine Thomas
    December 1, 2017 at 5:23 am

    These topiaries are stunning! I would love to see them. The detail and the planning that went into making them is astounding. Sigh….. another place to add to my bucket list!

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