The Canadian Tulip Legacy is a charitable Organization that has been celebrating the tulip, an international symbol of friendship and peace, since 1953. With the mission of commemorating and celebrating the sacrifice of Canadians in the Second World War and the original Gift of Tulips, the Canadian Tulip Festival heralds springtime in the Nation’s Capital.

The Canadian Tulip Festival works with incredible partners to tell the story of Canadians during the Liberation of the Netherlands in 1945.

Help us honour the brave people that fought in the Liberation of the Netherlands… 

Honouring our veterans

Veteran's Day Ceremony

The Canadian Tulip Festival is proud to acknowledge and celebrate selected individuals from each of the three branches of the military who have served our country.

The ultimate sacrifice

A Neighbourhood Sacrifice

Meet 472 soldiers that fought in the Liberation of the Netherlands who left the safety of their homes in the Glebe neighbourhood, right next to the site of The Canadian Tulip Festival, never to return.

Learning about Freedom

Liberation Education kit

Freedom has always been worth fighting for. With elementary and high school level programs, younger generations can learn the cost of freedom. 

Music for a generation

Songs of Liberation

Discover the meaning behind many of the songs about the liberation with host Professor Frank Mehring.

Tales of strength and courage

Stories of Liberation

Take a stroll through history with these brave people. Their stories bring the liberation to life.

A temporary online exhibit

Maple Leaves and Tulips

An exhibit that demonstrates tha the Canadian-Dutch friendship, forged in fire, is still very much alive today.