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3 Reasons to go to The Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 Exhibit

Photo by Angelique White

Have you thought about some places you might want to visit this summer? If so, here’s a site worth traveling to. Just picture being surrounded by luscious plants and flowers while gazing at the most beautiful sculptures of Gatineau, and spending some much needed time with your teen. From now until October 15th The Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 exhibit is open to the public for viewing. This year’s theme is “A Marvelous Voyage” and consists of 45 magnificent floral pieces surrounding Jacques-Cartier Park. This exhibit is a must-see, with more than 5.5 million plants used to design such majestic sculptures each exhibiting a piece of Canadian history. Need a reason to take your teen? We have three.

Photo by Angelique White

It encourages Canadian history

Your teen will benefit from the history behind some of these figures such as The Man Who Planted Trees, The Drum Dancer, The Howling Wolf, and Mother Earth, just to name a few. Each sculpture represents a story, every piece brings the essence of the story alive in a remarkable, profound way that’s breathtaking to the eyes and engages questions that’ll manifest the curiosity in your teen to learn more. History has made a huge impact on the pieces they’ll witness throughout the exhibit; the plaques represent the story behind each sculpture to encourage learning every step of the way.

Photo by Angelique White

It exposes teens to art

Another great reason to bring your teen to the exhibit is for the exposure to art they’ll experience. 45 different pieces surround the park, all offering something quite unique, such as the Bird Tree: a sculpture that represents as many as 50 endangered species. This piece is 52-ft high and weighs over 100 tonnes. An astounding 350,000 plants were used to create such magnificent work that raises the awareness of such talents from the creators who have taken mountain climbing and trapeze courses to perfect the trimming of the trees. Whether it’s plants or flowers, each sculpture is handcrafted into something quite breathtaking that should be witnessed in real time. The sculptures have a way of sparking up creativity or inspiration and that’s something we want our teens to exercise, especially during the summer when all they want to do is shut their brains off and relax. It’s a perfect way to keep their minds stimulated.

Photo by Angelique White

It fosters bonding time

Finally, the third reason you should visit the Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 exhibit is for the quality bonding time it’ll foster between you and your teen. The outdoor exhibition will inspire you to connect with nature and time to reconnect as a family. The exhibition offers performances and various activities centred around First Nations, cultural diversity, children, elders and much more for the family to get into. Mosaïculture Gatineau gives everyone an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations while learning a thing or two as a group and experiencing Ottawa.

For more information and to buy tickets visit: http://mosaiculture.ca/?lang=en

Where to stay?

The Four Points Hotel is only a six-minute walk to Jacques-Cartier Park and just steps away from the Museum of History, the National Gallery and the Parliament. These are sites the whole family will enjoy. The Four Points Hotel offers friendly customer service, comfy suites, a pool for relaxing and a bar and restaurant right in the lobby.

By Angélique White

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