Parliament is already one of the most popular things to do in Ottawa. In the summer of 2010 the city instituted a brand new light and sound show called Mosaika. Check out my review of Mosaiki here. It lasts for about 30 minutes and while being somewhat political, the sights are quite incredible. I have been able to view similar shows in Israel & New York City and its extremely expressive when they light up areas like this, the prominent Parliament Hill is no exception.
Parliament hill is covered in different colors that catch the imagination of any spectator laying on the government lawns in front of the building. The show tells a story about the unity and history of Canada while everyone sits on the freshly manicured lawn to watch the event. It only runs in summer since tourist’s avoid visiting Canada in the winter due to the freezing weather.