Organization: Canadian Government Travel Bureau
Discover our great indoors.
Come up for one of our opening nights.
On June 2nd, Canada’s new National Arts Centre in Ottawa opens an exciting year-round schedule with a 2-week festival of ballet, theatre and music. Why are we telling you all this? When you’re coming up to fish?
If you’re just coming to fish, forget it. This message is not for you. This message is for those who perhaps have never considered a vacation in Canada precisely because they felt they weren’t “outdoorsy” enough. We’re here to tell you that Canada has a multitude of attractions for people who wouldn’t be caught dead baiting a hook.
We have Montréal, and its Place des Arts: a unique bicultural centre for theatre and concert life in French Canada.
Winnipeg, with its Arts Centre and its world-renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. (The “Royal Winnipeg” tours extensively. Plan to hit Winnipeg at the right time and you’ll be able to see this talented group perform on its home ground). There’s Toronto and its giant O’Keefe Centre where new Broadway musicals often first see the light of day. Vancouver, with its Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Theatre under the Stars. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and its Confederation Arts Centre which annually produces a summer-long, all-Canadian theatre and music festival. There’s the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespearean Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
After its summer season, the Stratford Company will take up winter residence at our proud new National Arts Centre. So it you miss Shakespeare in Stratford, Ontario this summer, you can brush up on him this winter in Ottawa.
You see our fishing season closes, but our Great Indoors never does.
“Giselle” is a perennial favourite with Royal Winnipeg Ballet Theatre audiences. Below, “Yen-Lo”, one of the “Judges of Hell” in Ancient Chinese Legend (Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644). He now makes his home in Toronto’s renowned Royal Ontario Museum. Other openings? Other shows? Just mail the coupon.
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