Culture and Events

Photo: Camilla Isene/MFA Norway.

Here you will find a wide range of Norwegian cultural events taking place across Canda. Whether it is an event featuring an accomplished artist from Norway or a local initiative, they are all worth checking out. We hope you find the time to attend an event in your area. We welcome you to inform us of events, and we will add them to the list. Read more

Photo: Amanda Gran / Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa.

The embassies of Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands recently teamed up with Women, Peace and Security Network Canada to discuss best practices in the area of Women, Peace and Security. At a roundtable discussion hosted by the Ambassador of Sweden and at an open panel discussion at Carleton University, experts from the participating countries were able to discuss and learn from each other’s... Read more

Photo: Cortex.

  Norwegian Jazz has been a staple at many Canadian festivals for decades, and this year is no different! Many of Norway’s top jazz names will touring Canada this season, such as Arild Andersen, Mats Eilertsen, Sissel Vera Pettersen and others. Make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss an opportunity to experience them live!   Ottawa Jazz Festival starts on June 22 until July 3. Read more

Photo: Neil Dowling.

The Norwegian Ambassador had the pleasure of hosting a great National Day celebration for the Norwegian community in Ottawa and the Embassy’s close contacts. The celebration took place in the Norwegian Residence, with ice cream, hotdogs and traditional games. As Ambassador Anne Kari H. Ovind said in her speech of the day: “It is a privilege to celebrate our national day in Ottawa, in a country... Read more

Photo: Norwegian Film Institute.

The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival Bright Nights , a collaboration between the embassies and the Canadian Film Institute, is returning to Carleton University this February. This will be the 6th edition of the annual festival which showcases great films from the Nordic and Baltic countries. This year’s festival runs from February 12th-21st at Carleton University's River Building Theatre. For the... Read more

Photo: Sébastien Packer .

“If you don’t have patience”, you might as well leave”, former peace envoy to Sri Lanka, Mr. Erik Solheim was told at the start of his assignment. Read more

Join us in celebrating the winter season with the Governor General at Rideau Hall! Read more

HE Ambassador Brøther will be one of three Ambassadors participating at a Panel Discussion in Montreal on 2 November. Read more

Photo: Dominic Chan.

A large delegation representing the Sami film industry in Norway, Sweden and Finland joined the president of the Norwegian Sami Parliament, Aili Keskitalo, in Toronto for the 16th annual ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Sami cinema was highlighted at this year’s festival through the Sami Spotlight, which included a number of different events and screenings. Read more

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa and the organization Students on Ice entered into an official partnership for the SOI’s Arctic Expedition 2015. The Embassy provided a grant for a Norwegian university student to take part in the expedition, which took place in July-August this year. SOI’s mandate is as to “educate the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, supports them i... Read more