Experience Mìwàte – even earlier!


Residents can now enjoy an earlier start for Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls.

Now until November 5th, the free lighting experience will run each evening from 6:30 PM to 10 PM.

To date, close to 28,000 people have visited this Ottawa 2017 Signature Event at one of the region’s most impressive natural landmarks. Of the spectators surveyed, 19% were visitors to Ottawa. Mìwàte has an approval rating of 98%.


Based on an original concept by Ottawa 2017, Mìwàte was created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory, in collaboration with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, and in consultation with representatives from local Métis and Inuit communities. This dynamic illumination of Chaudière Falls celebrates the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and their cultures.


In addition to the illumination, participants are invited to explore the Algonquin Awareness Exhibit, which shares information on the presence of Indigenous Peoples in the region. This special exhibit is presented on site by the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan.


Spectators can view Mìwàte from the new public space overlooking the falls that is part of Hydro Ottawa’s Chaudière Falls expansion project. Information about the experience and nearby parking can be found at: http://www.ottawa2017.ca/magnificence-of-chaudiere-falls/.