As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa will present two exhibitions and a photographic essay at the National Capital Commission’s 150 International Pavilion, 50 Sussex Drive, from February 1 to February 19, 2017.
The bilingual, multimedia displays will showcase the historic relationship between the United States and Canada, our shared Arctic heritage, and U.S.-Canada cooperation in the Arctic. The exhibits highlight intriguing stories involving the two countries and emphasize the important cultural connections they share.
The Embassy is also pleased to feature “North is Freedom: The Legacy of the Underground Railroad,” a photographic essay by Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc that celebrates the descendants of 19th century freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States by fleeing to Canada.
The International Pavilion will host an array of public events including panel discussions, film screenings, and a musical performance. The pavilion will be open to the public Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Further information on the schedule of events can be found in the appendix below.
Free shuttle bus service will link Confederation Park and the International Pavilion every weekend, from 10 am to 5 pm.
The International Pavilion will be open to the public every day between Wednesday, February 1, and Sunday, February 19, Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. Additional parking is available at 100 Sussex Drive.
Eyes on the Arctic:
This bilingual, multimedia display will showcase the lives of Arctic Indigenous peoples and U.S.-Canada cooperation on Arctic issues, including research, wildlife, and the environment.
This bilingual, multimedia display will explore the historic relationship between the United States and Canada, highlighting intriguing stories involving our two countries and emphasizing the important cultural connections we share.
North is Freedom:
This evocative photographic essay celebrates the descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States and fled to Canada in the years before the American Civil War.