Fireworks in Ottawa - Casino du Lac Leamy Sound of Light 2014

We love fireworks in Ottawa. The biggest show of all is on July 1 for Canada Day. There's also the annual firework competition known as the Casino du Lac Leamy Sound of Light in August. And we fire off pyrotechnics for Victoria Day (at the Tulip Festival), New Year's Eve, Winterlude and more.

Les grands feux. Fireworks by the USA team at the 2010 event. Photo by Steve Boyton.
Les grands feux au Lac Leamy. Fireworks by the USA team at the August 2010 event. Photo by Steve Boyton.

AUGUST 2014: Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light moves to the Museum of Canadian History for 2014

Officially known as Les grands feux du Casino du Lac-Leamy, or the Casino du Lac Leamy Sound of Light. It's an annual fireworks competition is moving to a new location at the Museum of Canadian History.

Starting on August 2nd to 16th of this year, and for subsequent years; citizens and visitors will enjoy the event at the Canadian Museum of History, while the fireworks will be launched over the Ottawa River.

  • August 2: Hong Kong
  • August 6: Canada
  • August 9: Portugal
  • August 13: Switzerland
  • August 16: Casino du Lac Leamy Grand Finale

The fireworks start just after 9pm.

Where to watch the fireworks

  • The official viewing area is at the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Museum of Civilization). The fireworks are optimized for viewing from this point, plus there's a soundtrack. Admission fees apply.
  • The fireworks are also visible from many points along the Ottawa River downtown. Try the bike path on the west end of downtown, behind the Supreme Court.
  • The fireworks are visible from Parliament Hill, and coincide nicely with Mosaika.
  • Other recommended viewing areas: Major's Hill Park, 8 Locks Flat (Rideau Canal near Somerset), your friend's apartment.

Info about road closures, etc:


"After eighteen years of great work at Leamy Lake, the event has reached its full maturity" said Anny Spooner, General Manager of the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light. "We needed to develop a renewed long-term vision, which led us to this move. With this ambitious and bold change, we believe this new location will put us in a better position to develop our event and to get the most out of future regional projects. Our aim is to redefine the areas postcards!"

By moving to the Canadian Museum of History, the event will also benefit from the visibility offered by the most visited museum in the country. It will also take advantage of the enchanting natural scenery, the permanent infrastructure and the museums strategic positioning, being easily accessible by the regions two public transport services.


(More info from the official press release...)


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