There's still plenty to do in the capital region after the July 1 bash
Experience a garden of living sculptures, Shakespeare in the Park and a Canadiana Sparks Street stroll
When the fireworks and flag waving of Canada's big birthday bash are over, there is still lots to enjoy around the capital region.
Garden of delights
The creation of Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, an award-winning group known for elevating horticultural to an art form. The Chinese Embassy has a contributed a spectacular dragon sculpture to the landscape.
Where: Jacques -Cartier Park. The main entrance is at the corner of rue Laurier and rue Saint-Étienne in Gatineau.
When: Open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Oct. 15, 2017.
Fools in the Park
"Expect a fun, physical, fast-paced romp through the forests of Athens, mystical fairies, fighting lovers, warring kings and queens, and a troupe of very bad actors, who put on a very bad play," said artistic director and actor Catriona Leger.
Where: Preview at the Merrickville fairgrounds on July 1. Officially opens at Strathcona Park on July 3. Check here for other dates and locations.
When: 6 p.m.
Cost: Pay what you can. Recommended donation is $20.
Stroll along the Sparks Street Mall and take in a photo exhibition that encompasses the wide range of people who call Canada home.
"I think this is one way for people to see their own country, see a chance for them to be represented here," said Ali Tejpar, one of the organizers.
"Here, pluralism is not some abstract ideal but a commonly held Canadian ethic at the center of our collective identity,"
Where: Sparks Street Mall, between Bank and O'Connor streets
When: Until July 3