The last night that Casino Lac-Leamy’s Sound of Light fireworks show would grace the national capital’s night sky was on Saturday, Aug. 21. Known as Les Grands Feux, the final show capped off this summer’s run on a clear evening, and coincided with the rare blue moon. Marc Lepage attended and got some great pics of the much-loved show.
This year’s fireworks shows ran for 11 nights, each of which had quickly sold out.
Located at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, the display began around 9:15 p.m., lasting for about an hour and fifteen minutes.
The show boasts a pyromusical experience, with two different show themes offered to audiences, Legends of Fire and Superheroes, the latter being the finale’s theme.
According to the Casino’s Sound of Light site, about 20,000 spectators enjoyed this year’s suite of fireworks shows.
The show was not visible to the public outside the viewing area. The National Capital Commission announced that they would be closing sections of the Voyageurs Pathway on the Gatineau side and the Ottawa River Pathway on the Ottawa side during the show times of the Sound of Light show.
For those who weren’t a part of the lucky few able to grab in-person tickets, the event offered a live virtual viewing experience through their augmented reality platform, xFeu.
You can watch the final spectacle here: