Did you know Canada.. The Canadian Tulip Festival is coming up! May 6-23.
Held in Ottawa and Gatineau The Canadian Tulip Festival is the world's largest tulip festival, displaying over one million tulips, with attendance of over 500,000 visitors annually.
The festival started in 1945 when Princess Juliana of the Netherlands presented Ottawa with 100,000 tulip bulbs in appreciation for the safe haven offered to exiled Dutch royalty and the role Canadian troops played in the liberation of the Netherlands.
This is a free festival with many venues of tulip displays, entertainment, children's activities and more. Major’s Hill Park, the Canadian Tulip Festival’s main activity site, will officially be open May 6-8 and May 13-23. Commissioners Park, located at Dow’s Lake, will be open May 6-23. In spring, over one million tulips in more than 50 varieties bring the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) flower beds to life.