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Canadian Tulip Festival

This year, we're bringing the tulips to you

Spring is here, and since you can’t be this year, we’re bringing the tulips to you.

This year, we're bringing the tulips to you

Enjoy the blooms from your living room with these live views from Commissioners Park, site of the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Check back often to see stunning coloured blooms come to life.

Tulips, Major's Hill Park, Parliament
Tulip fun for you and the whole family
Indulge in some tulip time fun from home. With colouring pages, zoom backgrounds and a special cookie recipe for the kids (and a tulip-themed cocktail for you)!
Parliament Tulips
Beyond the tulip beds
Take a virtual tour of one of our national museums, go on a beer tour with Brew Donkey, get inspired by performance with the National Arts Centre. Check out this list of exciting entertaining ways to spend a virtual afternoon in Ottawa.
Tulips by the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill
Top places to photograph beautiful tulips in Ottawa
Each year in May, over one million tulips bloom across Canada’s capital region—a beautiful and colourful celebration of the spring season! Get your…

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