Each year Canadian Heritage flies over 500 banners along Confederation Boulevard, the Capital’s ceremonial route in downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. The banners highlight Canada’s provinces and territories and special anniversaries.
On the 150th anniversary of Manitoba becoming Canada’s fifth province through the Manitoba Act 1870, the central role of Louis Riel and the Métis Nation in the founding of the province is being commemorated in banners along Confederation Boulevard.
Confederation Boulevard (Boulevard de la Confédération) is a ceremonial and discovery route in the National Capital Region running through Parliament Hill and encompassing downtown areas in Ottawa and Gatineau.
Some of Canada’s most important institutions and landmarks lie along its route. During state visits, Confederation Boulevard is toured by foreign dignitaries.
The Métis Nation has collaborated with the Department of Canadian Heritage on the Confederation Boulevard Banner to mark Manitoba 150.
The beautiful image is being displayed on 66 banner posts throughout Confederation Boulevard from the Spring to the Fall.