Starting October 6th, view the Chaudière Falls like you’ve never seen them. They’ll be lit up with a vivid display of colourful lights sure to elevate the natural beauty of the falls. The experience will also tell the story and showcase the culture of Indigenous people and in particular the Algonquin heritage of the region.
The Ottawa 2017 event is called Mìwàte.
This event is brought to you by the same people who brought us Kontinuum (Moment Factory), and if you missed that, then you definitely can’t miss this.
From the Ottawa 2017 website:
The name Mìwàte means “dazzled by a light or fire” in Anishinaabe, the language of the Algonquin people. Light will be used to amplify the energy that comes from the water.
Spectators will be able to view Mìwàte from the new public space overlooking the falls that is part of Hydro Ottawa’s Chaudière Falls expansion project.
- October 6th – 22nd: 7 pm to 10 pm
- October 23rd to November 5th: 6:30 pm to 10 pm
The display will run on a 10 minute loop, and they say it will take 30 minutes total to enjoy the full experience. Here’s a map of where to go!