Gardens in the spring and summer are some of the most gorgeous places to visit. The flowers, the plants, the natural local wildlife and insects – they all bring such a beautiful aspect to the environment and to our well being as humans. Mosaiculture Gatineau is a beautiful example of this. Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau at the Ottawa Ontario border hosts one of the most gorgeous displays of horticulture ever created.

Garden Sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau Quebec
Garden Sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau Quebec

About Mosaiculture Gatineau Garden Exhibition

  • Over 5 million plants are used to create the phenomenal garden sculptures within the exhibition.
  • Over 200 species of plants were used to create the sculptures.
  • All 10 provinces and 3 territories are represented at the exhibit.
  • The Exhibit should take you an hour to get through.
  • Walk over a Kilometer within lush gardens that flower throughout the festival months.
  • The Mosaiculture Exhibition is into its 18th year. It started in year 2000 and has attracted millions of admirers since.
  • There are 45 magnificent sculptures in the exhibit.
  • The Exhibit runs until October and then will return in 2019 in Montreal.
  • Admission tickets are $20 each and less for Seniors and children.
  • Parking is an additional fee, and limited.
Jacques Cartier Park is the home of Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

Jacques Cartier Park is the home of Mosaiculture Gatineau
Jacques Cartier Park is the home of Mosaiculture Gatineau

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The Mosaiculture Gatineau Exhibit Sculptures

The beautiful masterpieces of the exhibit represent the entire country of Canada and its many provincial cultures and traditions. It also brings the customs and symbols of the three Territories making up Canada’s North. On top of this nationwide beautiful representation, enjoy flowers, animals, and Chinese dragons within the exhibit.

Mosaiculture Gatineau Jacques Cartier Park
Mosaiculture Gatineau Jacques Cartier Park

Alberta

The beautiful province of Alberta is known for the Rockies, Lake Louise, Banff, and the incredible ski resorts. Not to mention the largest shopping mall in North America. Here at Mosaiculture Gatineau, Alberta is represented with The Wild Rose.

The Wild Rose of Alberta created in Mosaiculture Gatineau

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The Wild Rose is the official flower of Alberta and makes up part of their coat of arms. This beautiful bloom has been this important to the province since 1930 and follows Albertans around being upon their license plates.

The Wild Rose of Alberta created in Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Wild Rose of Alberta created in Mosaiculture Gatineau

British Columbia

The most Western province brings Canada the beautiful city of Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler mountain, and much more. I am sad to say that the last time I venture out west to explore was for Expo 86…yep I’m that old. Here at Mosaiculture Gatineau this province is represented with Bill Reid’s Killer Whale sculpture.

Bill Reid's Killer Whale Sculpture at Mosaiculture Gatineau represents British Columbia
Bill Reid’s Killer Whale Sculpture at Mosaiculture Gatineau represents British Columbia

The Killer Whale sculpture is a replica of the one on display at the Vancouver Aquarium. As such, it is no wonder it was the beautiful representation for the British Columbia sculpture at the Mosaiculture Gatineau exhibit.

Manitoba

This beautiful province is known for its freezing city of Winnipeg (or as we affectionately call it “Winterpeg”) and of course the native beautiful polar bears of Churchill. So it should be no surprise that a polar bear sculpture was created to represent the province.

The Polar Bear Sculpture at Mosaiculture Gatineau represents Manitoba
The Polar Bear Sculpture at Mosaiculture Gatineau represents Manitoba

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New Brunswick

This lovely island province in the Maritimes was represented here at Mosaiculture Gatineau with a Horse in the Field.

Horses in the Field at Mosaiculture Gatineau
Horses in the Field at Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

Horses in the Field at Mosaiculture Gatineau
Horses in the Field at Mosaiculture Gatineau

Newfoundland

The province we affectionately call “The Rock” had a beautiful representation here at Mosaiculture Gatineau. Check out these awesome Puffins sculptures in the heart of the exhibit!

The Puffins of Newfoundland at Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Puffins of Newfoundland at Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

The Puffins of Newfoundland at Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Puffins of Newfoundland at Mosaiculture Gatineau

Northwest Territories

Up in the Northwest Territories, you will pass cars with polar bear shaped license plates, beautiful scenery, and immerse yourself in culture. Here in Jacques Cartier Park, this lovely territory is represented with sculptures of the muskoxen.

The Northwest Territories Muskoxen
The Northwest Territories Muskoxen

 

The Northwest Territories Muskoxen
The Northwest Territories Muskoxen

Nova Scotia

For the beautiful Scottish influenced province, the Mosaiculture honoured them with a sculpture of the Lobster Fisherman.

The Lobster Fisherman Represents Nova Scotia
The Lobster Fisherman Represents Nova Scotia

Nunavut

The youngest of all territories, Nunavut is represented here with a Drummer. Symbolic to the First Nations people living in the territory.

The Drummer from Nunavut at Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Drummer from Nunavut at Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

The Drummer from Nunavut at Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Drummer from Nunavut at Mosaiculture Gatineau

Ontario

Oh Ontario, you wonderful home…you were represented here by the Niagara Falls fury. And this shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone since it is definitely a must-see, bucket list tick, iconic landmark that brings the province a huge chunk of its tourism. Personally, I wasn’t overly fussed on this sculpture compared to the others in the exhibit, but it still was impressive and beautiful to see.

Niagara Falls Sculpture Representing Ontario at Jacques Cartier Park
Niagara Falls Sculpture Representing Ontario at Jacques Cartier Park

 

Niagara Falls Sculpture Representing Ontario at Jacques Cartier Park
Niagara Falls Sculpture Representing Ontario at Jacques Cartier Park

Prince Edward Island

For the smallest of all the provinces, foxes were sculpted in the exhibit. A touching tribute to the island, the foxes truly are adorable and the artists did a great job with the details.

The foxes of Prince Edward Island
The foxes of Prince Edward Island

 

The foxes of Prince Edward Island
The foxes of Prince Edward Island

Quebec

For the French capital of Canada and La Belle Province, three ships from France were sculpted for representation. This is one of the largest at the exhibition and most impressive. At least in my opinion anyway!

The Three Ships Representing Quebec
The Three Ships Representing Quebec

Saskatchewan

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police sculptor was created to honour those entering the force who have trained there for more than a century! Did you know the RCMP officers did their training there? Fun fact 🙂 The exhibit truly represented this Canadian ism well with a Mountie upon a horse.

The RCMP Officer represents Saskatchewan
The RCMP Officer represents Saskatchewan

 

The RCMP Officer represents Saskatchewan
The RCMP Officer represents Saskatchewan

Yukon

to honour the beautiful territory of Yukon, Mosaiculture Gatineau’s sculpture is of a miner panning for Yukon Gold.

Panning for Yukon Gold - Mosaiculture Gatineau
Panning for Yukon Gold – Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

Panning for Yukon Gold - Mosaiculture Gatineau
Panning for Yukon Gold – Mosaiculture Gatineau

China Sculptures

After enjoying the National representation of all 10 provinces and 3 territories, check out the incredible sculptures representing the incredible country of China! Dragons, florals, and fire all play a part in making these horticultural masterpieces some of the most incredible sites in the display you have ever seen.

The China Sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau in Jacques Cartier Park
The China Sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau in Jacques Cartier Park

 

The China Sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau in Jacques Cartier Park
The China Sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau in Jacques Cartier Park

 

The China Sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau in Jacques Cartier Park
The China Sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau in Jacques Cartier Park

The Poppy

The exhibit honours the veterans and those lost in war with a beautiful poppy all on its own. When you look at this sculpture, honour a moment of silence and think of the sacrifices made for the freedom and heritage we enjoy today.

The Poppy at Mosaiculture Gatineau to honour the fallen and the veterans
The Poppy at Mosaiculture Gatineau to honour the fallen and the veterans

 

The Poppy at Mosaiculture Gatineau to honour the fallen and the veterans
The Poppy at Mosaiculture Gatineau to honour the fallen and the veterans

 

Gorgeous poppies in Jacques Cartier park
Gorgeous poppies in Jacques Cartier park

The Bird Tree

One of the greatest highlights of the entire exhibit is the Bird Tree. Take a close look and see all the incredible detail within the sculpture. See carved parrots, puffins, cockatoos, and other birds. Around the trunk, marvel at the turtle, the raccoon, and other animals. There is even an alligator in the lagoon!

The Gorgeous Bird Tree Highlight of Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Gorgeous Bird Tree Highlight of Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

Some of the Birds in the Mosaiculture Bird tree
Some of the Birds in the Mosaiculture Bird tree

 

the bird tree in Jacques Cartier Park - Mosaiculture Gatineau
the bird tree in Jacques Cartier Park – Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

the cat at the base of the bird tree
the cat at the base of the bird tree

 

The Bird Tree Display's turtle sculpture
The Bird Tree Display’s turtle sculpture

 

The Alligator in the Birds Tree Lagoon
The Alligator in the Birds Tree Lagoon

Other Incredible Sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau Jacques Cartier Park

Here a few more of the incredible highlights at the exhibit in Jacques Cartier Park.

Anne of Green Gables Welcomes you to the Mosaiculture Gatineau Exhibit
Anne of Green Gables Welcomes you to the Mosaiculture Gatineau Exhibit

 

The Train is an incredible sculpture at Jacques Cartier Park
The Train is an incredible sculpture at Jacques Cartier Park

 

I just love the dog at the Mosaiculture Gatineau exhibit!
I just love the dog at the Mosaiculture Gatineau exhibit!

 

The Giant in Jacques Cartier Park
The Giant in Jacques Cartier Park

 

The Giant in Jacques Cartier Park
The Giant in Jacques Cartier Park

 

The Canoeist display at Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Canoeist display at Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

Canada's Favourite Sport of Hockey sculpted in the exhibit
Canada’s Favourite Sport of Hockey sculpted in the exhibit

 

the Cellist sculpture in Jacques Cartier Park
the Cellist sculpture in Jacques Cartier Park

 

The Ballerina sculpture at Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Ballerina sculpture at Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

The Piano and Ballerina sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Piano and Ballerina sculptures at Mosaiculture Gatineau

 

The beaver sculpture in Mosaiculture at Jacques Cartier Park
The beaver sculpture in Mosaiculture at Jacques Cartier Park

 

The Buffalo display at Mosaiculture Gatineau
The Buffalo display at Mosaiculture Gatineau

The Finale – Mother Nature

When I first saw Mother Nature, I immediately thought of Tafiti in the Disney movie Moana. The beautiful greenery within the sculpture truly is a magical example of horticultural talent. Mother Nature is placed in the exhibit as the finale after enjoying the other 30+ sculptures. There is no question that this was the best spot for her as she truly is a sight and one of the most magnificent sculptures in the park, if not the world. You be the judge.

Mother Nature - the Grand Finale at Mosaiculture Gatineau at Jacques Cartier Park
Mother Nature – the Grand Finale at Mosaiculture Gatineau at Jacques Cartier Park

 

Mother Nature - the Grand Finale at Mosaiculture Gatineau at Jacques Cartier Park
Mother Nature – the Grand Finale at Mosaiculture Gatineau at Jacques Cartier Park

 

Mother Nature - the Grand Finale at Mosaiculture Gatineau at Jacques Cartier Park
Mother Nature – the Grand Finale at Mosaiculture Gatineau at Jacques Cartier Park

 

Mother Nature - the Grand Finale at Mosaiculture Gatineau at Jacques Cartier Park
Mother Nature – the Grand Finale at Mosaiculture Gatineau at Jacques Cartier Park

So there you have the picturesque reasons why you need head to Mosaiculture Gatineau at Jacques Cartier Park. It is only on for you to see for yourself until October 2018. It will be moving to Montreal in 2019 with rumours of a Toronto venue for 2020.

 

If you are looking for a great display of artistry and horticulture, look no further than Jacques Cartier Park's Mosaiculture Gatineau exhibit! Enjoy over 35 sculptures representing all provinces and territories that make up Canada, China inspired sculptures, and of course the finale - Mother Nature! #gatineau #mosaiculture #quebec #canada #canadatravel #quebectravel #gardens #jacquescartierpark #horticulture #flowers #gardensculptures #poppies #mothernature #traveltips #beautifulnature
Mosaiculture Gatineau Quebec

 

If you are looking for a great display of artistry and horticulture, look no further than Jacques Cartier Park's Mosaiculture Gatineau exhibit! Enjoy over 35 sculptures representing all provinces and territories that make up Canada, China inspired sculptures, and of course the finale - Mother Nature! #gatineau #mosaiculture #quebec #canada #canadatravel #quebectravel #gardens #jacquescartierpark #horticulture #flowers #gardensculptures #poppies #mothernature #traveltips #beautifulnature
Mosaiculture Gatineau Quebec

 

If you are looking for a great display of artistry and horticulture, look no further than Jacques Cartier Park's Mosaiculture Gatineau exhibit! Enjoy over 35 sculptures representing all provinces and territories that make up Canada, China inspired sculptures, and of course the finale - Mother Nature! #gatineau #mosaiculture #quebec #canada #canadatravel #quebectravel #gardens #jacquescartierpark #horticulture #flowers #gardensculptures #poppies #mothernature #traveltips #beautifulnature
Mosaiculture Gatineau Quebec

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