Mosaivernales' Winter Fairy is one of the several illuminated ice sculptures set to open in Gatineau, Quebec. (NCC/Twitter)

Mosaivernales to open following thaw

Mosaivernales, the winter wonder in Gatineau, Quebec, will open for a second time this winter.

“Blessing of the good omen dragons” was the name of this exhibit, a gift from China to Canada, on the occasion of our Sesquicentennial/ © courtesy of MosaiCanada 150

The ice sculptures, that were the winter re-creation of an exhibit by Lise Cormier and her team, in greenery last summer, were in bad shape due to the brief January thaw last week.

So the visiting sculptors, from Harbin, China, went back to work this week to restore the pieces, and the park is now set to open.

It is hoped the venue can be open Friday evening to coincide with the Winterlude Festival in Ottawa, however, the decision will be made tomorrow.

Visitors are welcome daily, from dusk until 10 pm, to enjoy the 1 kilometre walk through the illuminated ice sculptures.

The scene is a vivid example of 2018 as the Canada – China Year of Tourism.

It follows on the major success of the exhibit last summer.

Word of mouth brought over a million visitors to Jacques Cartier park, on the shore of the Ottawa River,.

The location provides a beautiful view of Canada’s Parliament Buildings just across the river, in Ottawa.

Mosaivernales will be open until March 4th, weather permitting of course.

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