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Tulip Festival

Canadian Tulip Festival

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May 3 to 20, 2013

What began as a symbol of international friendship quickly blossomed into one of the most celebrated festivals in Canada. Over the years, the Canadian Tulip Festival has grown into the largest of its kind in the world, attracting over 250,000 people each year. Take a journey through various sites in Ottawa and Gatineau and walk through the kaleidoscope of colours from over 3,000,000 tulips.

Food tent
Major's Hill Park: Festival Central

Get a taste of culture, music and food from over 20 partnering embassies and local cultural groups. Enjoy free admission to all park events.

People walking and fields of tulips
Commissioners Park: Floral Central

Over 1,000,000 tulips of more than 50 varieties come to life, and the highest concentration (300,000) can be found at Commissioners Park!

Tulip shuttles
Tulip Shuttle

The festival shuttle travels the Tulip Route along Queen Elizabeth Driveway, which follows the Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa to Dow's Lake.

Red tulips
About the Festival

In 1945, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands presented Ottawa with 100,000 tulip bulbs in a symbol of international friendship.

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