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GARDEN PROMENADE - The Community Tulip Experience

Explore tulips across the Capital when visiting Ottawa/Gatineau’s area gardens, and participate in Festival partner activities such as photography workshops, culinary events and even Yoga in the Tulips.

On Wednesdays during the lunch hour from May through August, yoga enthusiasts of all levels flock to Parliament Hill for a truly unique mass yoga class.

Hundreds of people regularly participate in the free one-hour session hosted by Lululemon Athletica, the Canadian yoga apparel company. A lead instructor hosts the session over loud-speakers while other yogis roam through the crowds to help participants as required.

Where else in the world can you practice your downward dog on the property of working federal government buildings? And who knows who you may encounter? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – a yoga enthusiast himself – has been known to walk by the event and greet participants!

Bring your own yoga mat, a water bottle and sunscreen as the lawn in front of Parliament Hill is not shaded. The event is weather dependent. In case of questionable weather, verify the Facebook page for updates.