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Awaken your senses this spring in Ottawa

This spring is the perfect time for a cultural refuel. Get inspired as you stroll amongst hundreds of thousands of tulips, savour fresh local flavours, explore fascinating cultural gems, and bathe in nature.

Plan an easy yet memorable getaway full of colourful experiences this season in the Ottawa region—a destination that’s Here to Inspire.

Imagination. Colour. Inspiration. Inspire all your senses this spring in Ottawa.

Here to inspire

Canadian Tulip Festival
Canadian Tulip Festival
Welcome spring at the world's largest tulip festival! This popular annual event features massive tulip displays, family fun and more.
Library of Parliament in Spring
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Canada Aviation and Space Museum
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Major's Hill Park, view of Parliament
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