Matterhorn Montage

Canadian flag projected on Switzerland's iconic mountain is a show of global love.



Last night (April 25), the mountain village of Zermatt, Switzerland, projected Canada's flag on the side of the Matterhorn, one of the highest peaks in Europe. It's meant as a demonstration that the international community is coming together to take on a common cause and showing love for each other in big ways.


"The big country with beautiful landscape and nice people suffers from the coronavirus like all other countries," the village's tourism board wrote on Twitter.


There is a new projection on the Matterhorn every day according to the Zermatt tourism website. You can see the projections live via webcam.


For the last few weeks, a different country's flag has appeared on the mountain. Some of the other messages that have been projected onto the Matterhorn include "#hope," "dream now, travel later," and "#AllOfUs."


The project was started in association with light artist Gerry Hofstetter. It began on March 24 as a way to offer messages of hope to the people of Switzerland and of the world.