COVID19 Update as of March 18, 2020; 

The Canadian Tulip Festival will be offering ALL our performances, programming, and public participation ONLINE. We will continue to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands with all Canadians and the world through our website, our social media, and on our new YouTube Channel launching soon! 

Please note: There will be no staff, tour guides, volunteers, facilities, attractions or concerts on-site at Commissioners Park / Dow’s Lake this year. #KeepCalmTulipOn #TulipTogether

Province of Ontario Updates

City of Ottawa Updates

A Celebration of the Gift of Tulips
and Canada’s Role in the Liberation of the Netherlands in WWII

A poignant and pivotal moment in time, the Liberation of the Netherlands led by Canadian Forces, forged a friendship that has lasted over 75 years. We honour the sacrifice of brave soldiers, our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, by keeping their memory alive.

As Canadian Tulip Festival Founder Malak Karsh observed, the Gift of Tulips brought “colour back into a very gray world”. We celebrate this gift, the spirit of spring renewal.