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.
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.
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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!
20 thoughts on “MosaiCanada 150: Canada’s Heritage in Topiaries”
Wow all of these sculptures look fantastic! What a fun day celebrating a part of Canadian history. Thanks for sharing your experience!
What a beautiful park!! nice clicks..
These topiaries are simply amazing! It is so wonderful how people can be so creative with just grass, plants and flowers 🙂
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.
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. 😀
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!
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
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 🙂
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.
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!
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!
Wow, these topiaries are amazing. Stunning creations from nature, beautiful
Wow this is a beautiful post! The next time I am in town I will visit here! I love topiary the incredible patience it takes to keep the landscape so beautiful amazes me!!
Wow, this topiary garden is stunning! It takes a lot of skill to create these huge pieces and I am beyond impressed! 🙂
How amazing! What wonderful topiaries — I’ve never seen such creative and beautiful designs before. Definitely want to go and see this!
Wow, how beautiful. These topiaries are just amazingly stunning. I wish i could see them in person.
Those are pretty incredible for sure. Most of where I see them here are at Disneyland but I do like these even more. So beautiful and such amazing work.
This is really beautiful. Just looking at those creative work done there is really amazing just wish to teleport myself there.
This is the prettiest topiary collection and I can see myself going back there again and again. I have tried to pick a favorite or two or three but they are all incredible works of art and nature.
Wow! This place looks so awesome and very cool. I love the landscape they’ve done on this place and very unique idea to make pattern for the plants and flowers follow it. Loved it!