One of four Festival locations, The Garden Tulip Experience is produced in collaboration with the National Capital Commission, Official Gardeners of the National Capital Region and the Canadian Tulip Festival. Spend some time in the tulips and enjoy live musical entertainment; watch artists at work among the tulip beds; take in a 1-KM panorama of over 250, 000 show-stopping mass-planted tulip beds along the shores of Dow's Lake where interpretive signage and guided tours offer opportunities to learn about tulips and the Festival. A special parking lot at the Queen Juliana Park, a few minutes from Commissioners Park (off of Queen Elizabeth Drive and south of Preston Street) is available for a flat rate of $15. Spots can be reserved for specific days by clicking here.
Queen Victoria would be pleased! The Canadian Tulip Festival joins the rest of Canada in celebrating the May long weekend on Sunday, May 20 with a spectacular fireworks show back at a favourite spot – Dow’s Lake. Bring your blanket, get comfy and be amazed at the light show we have prepared for you! Fireworks start at 9 pm.