Open 10am – 10pm daily.
A curated selection of Handcrafted Tulip Merchandise from regional artisans. #SHOPLOCAL
Pick up official merchandise, fresh cut tulip bouquets and potted tulips too! All proceeds support the Canadian Tulip Legacy.
FREE Children’s Matinees: 2pm daily.
FREE Family-Friendly Features: 7pm nightly.
Some showings are live Workshops and Activities. Always check this website and the weather before heading to the park! Shows are weather dependent, updates will be posted.
Alight from 8pm – 10pm nightly, FREE.
Learn about the importance of pollinators in the only blacklit tulip garden in the world.
See the flowers like the bees and butterflies do, in the glowing UV Spectrum. Experience over 1000 blooms along the Dows Lake Boardwalk.
A FREE 10-minute show starting at 9pm nightly.
Experience “Operation Manna”, one of the most important and enduring RCAF missions of the Second World War.
Located on Dow’s Lake Blacklight Boardwalk. Flashing Lights, Fog and Loud Noises. Weather permitting.
The Canadian Tulip Festival is located at Commissioners Park in Ottawa. Click on the image to get directions from your location using Google Maps. There is no on site parking. Visit our How to get to the Festival section to see alternatives.
There is very limited parking at Commissioners Park. The Dows Lake parking lot is likely going to be unavailable due to construction. Paid parking is available at the Experimental Farm. Additional lots can be found on Preston street and Champagne Avenue. It is approximately a 5-20 minute walk depending on the lot you choose. Accessible street parking can be found on Dows Lake Road. Accessible placard must be visible or cars will be ticketed.
Use Google Maps to search for additional parking in the Festival area.
Taxi, Uber and OC Transpo are all great options to get to the park. If you are taking a Taxi or Uber, please ask them to let you off on Carling Avenue to avoid traffic delays. Some street closures will make travel around the Dows Lake Pavilion difficult.
Additionally you can take OC Transpo. Follow the link below to the OC Transpo Planner to plan your route. Please note the light rail runing south is not in operations.
Thanks to our friends at Cobblestone Tours, the Tulip Shuttle will be making stops between downtown Ottawa hotels and attractions and the Festival grounds. For a small fee, you can have one-way or round-trip transportation.
For a full list of stops and to purchase tickets, visit the Tulip Shuttle page.