This summer from June 30th to October 15 Mosaicanada, the largest horticulture event in Canada will be held at Jacques-Cartier Park. Celebrating 150 years of Canadian history and culture, the $10 million exhibit has 3 million plants have been used to create 40 sculptures.
The park is divided into several themes, a journey across Canada (sculptures for each province or territory), a journey through time (important moments in Canadian history), a journey through the imaginary of the First Nations, and an excursion in China (representing Shanghai and Beijing).
When visiting you will be able to a representative of Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive, Anne of Green Gables, Mother’s Earth, Jacques Cartier’s boats arriving in Canada, and the female and male good omen dragons among many others. At the end of the event, each of the provinces’ sculptures will be returned to the province to be displayed at local parks.
Open daily from 10am to 7pm, Mosaicanada is free to visit, or you can pay $10 for a guided tour. Located on the Gatineau Cultural Trail you can follow the red line on the sidewalk outside of the park to visit nearby restaurants and bar to make for a fun day out.