Huge Plant Sculptures at MosaïCanada 150

You still have a few weeks left to visit MosaïCanada 150 - a collection of 33 chef d'oeuvres made of plants commemorating Canada's ...

You still have a few weeks left to visit MosaïCanada 150 - a collection of 33 chef d'oeuvres made of plants commemorating Canada's 150th Anniversary. The exhibition is hosted in Gatineau, Quebec in Jacques-Cartier Park. The admission is free and it's the 'must-see' while in Canada's Capital region.

All 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories as well as First Nations Quebec and Labrador and cities of Shanghai and Beijing each prepared plant sculptures that tell visitors about their art, history and nature.
"On May 23, 1887, the Canadian Pacific Railway's Engine No. 374 pulled into Vancouver, hauling the first passenger train to have come all the way from Montreal. The train entered the gaily decorated station to be greeted by a cheering crowd and lively marching bands. The transcontinental crossing marked the achievement of a grand national milestone - the linking of East and West by rail." (from the information sign at the park)
The plant coin from Royal Canadian Mint.
RCMP Horse and Rider of Saskatchewan and a red fox of Prince Edward Island.
New Brunswick presented the Canadian horse, a distinct breed that was developing in isolation since the first horse was introduced to Acadia (a former colony of France in North America; present day New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Eastern Quebec and Northern Maine) in 1609.
The lobster fisherman of Nova Scotia. Lobster fishery today is an important part of Nova Scotia's economy.
Three ships from Quebec represent the tree trips of Jacques Cartier (France) to Canada between 1534 and 1541. Although no permanent settlement was established by French back then, it encouraged French to create one almost 70 years later.
Five figures from Ontario represent diversity. Ontario with its largest city - Toronto is the most diverse province in Canada. Speaking about the plant sculpture - it's certianly a good idea, but really poor implementation comparing to what other provinces and territories did.
  The orca or a "killer whale" from British Columbia and a gold seeker from Yukon.
A polar bear from Manitoba and a howling wolf.
The muskoxen of Northwest Territories, an icon of the Canadian North and a source of meat and underwool.
A drum dancer from Nunavut.
Puffins of Newfoundland and Labrador. There are about 500,000 puffins living in the province.
Plant sculptures from Shanghai and Beijing.
The Canada 150 official logo.
Mature Nature - arguable the most beautiful plant sculpture in the park.
Other sculptures about Canadian wildlife from First Nations.
Of course, hockey!
MosaïCanada 150 is waiting for you, don't miss this stunning horticultural exhibition.

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