Government of Canada Sets Up Virtual Northern Lights Show Due to COVID-19

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Last month the Government of Canada launched a virtual Northern Lights show, available to Canadians online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian Heritage continues to advertise the show with a campaign on Twitter. The 35-minute virtual show is free and there are a variety of educational activities for kids if you’re looking for things to do.

“The bilingual sound and light show, Northern Lights, usually presented every summer evening on Parliament Hill, will charm you differently this summer. Experience it wherever you are and take a virtual tour of Canada’s history!”, explains the federal government’s website.

“Witness the wonder of Northern Lights! Organize your very own screening night and bring the magic of a sound and light show into your home. It’s free!”

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“Production company TKNL, which designed the show, has recreated the emblematic Parliament Buildings on screen to offer a new experience for online viewers. This colourful 35-minute show is a unique opportunity for Canadians across the country to come together with loved ones and celebrate their culture and history,” explains a press release.

According to the Government of Canada, the first sound and light show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa started in 1984. Since the Northern Lights show debuted in 2015, over a million people have seen it. This year the show will “recognize the contribution of women in the Second World War, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands and the contribution of the Métis Nation to Manitoba’s entry into Confederation 150 years ago.”

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