2024 Hotel and Restaurant Partners

The Canadian Tulip Festival has partnered with various hotels, restaurants and attractions to make sure that your trip to the Tulip Festival is as comfortable and packed full of fun as possible! Take a look at the current offers from our generous Community Partners.

Hotel Partners

Need an amazing place to stay while visiting us for the Festival? Our Hotel Partners are pleased to host you at any time of the year. Learn more about each partner and save on your stay!

Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre: Tulips in the Capital

Enjoy Tulips in the Capital this May and stay at Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre. Receive a CAN $50.00 hotel credit per stay and a tulip-themed welcome amenity.

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Escape to Canada’s capital. Discover history, culture and local flavours, when you stay at Ottawa’s Fairmont Château Laurier.

This year marks the 71st year of recognizing the sacrifices Canadian Soldiers made during the liberation of the Netherlands with beautiful tulip gardens in Ottawa’s Commissioners Park. Explore the gardens on your own or take a guided tour. Admission is free.

Lord Elgin

Lord Elgin Hotel is one of the most centrally located downtown Ottawa luxury hotels, just a stone’s throw away from the Rideau Canal, Confederation Park, the Shaw Centre, and Parliament Hill. Immerse yourself in vibrant festivals, museums, galleries, eclectic dining, and a world of shops and boutiques.

Book our TULIP PACKAGE today, which includes a pass for the ByWard Market Hop-On Hop-Off Tulip Tour that stops in front of the hotel enroute to Dow’s Lake and Commissionaires Park.

The Metcalf

Local Ottawan and international travelers alike will enjoy its luxurious amenities and exciting events and offerings. Its location near Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill is ideal for business and leisure travelers. You can easily explore what Ottawa has the best to offer!

The Westin Ottawa: Tulips in the Capital

Enjoy Tulips in the Capital this May and stay at The Westin Ottawa. Our special Tulip offer includes a tulip-themed welcome amenity and a $50 hotel credit per stay. Use Promo code 11P during booking, or find our offer under deals and packages.

Restaurant Partners

Whether its a late night snack, an elegant dinner or a tasty brunch, Ottawa has many amazing restaurants. Have a look below at our amazing Restaurant Partners and find your next meal. 

Blue Cactus Bar & Grill

In the heart of Ottawa’s Byward Market, Blue Cactus is Ottawa’s premiere restaurant serving contemporary cuisine to food lovers from near and far. Impeccable service with an upbeat atmosphere in Ottawa’s best location, our upscale casual and private business setting has made Blue Cactus Bar and Grill the number one restaurant destination in Ottawa for over 30 years!

Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

As Canada’s contribution to aviation expanded to include aerospace technology, the museum’s collection and mandate grew to include space flight. The collection itself consists of more than 130 aircraft and artifacts (propellers, engines) from both civil and military service. It gives particular, but not exclusive, reference to Canadian achievements. The most extensive aviation collection in Canada, it is also considered one of the finest aviation museums in the world.

Cocotte Bistro

Enjoy this unique experience in a charming and lively atmosphere just a few steps from the Rideau Canal, the National Arts Center and the ByWard Market. 

Delight in the flavours of France in a spacious open-concept dining room featuring three areas—the library, the bar and the main bistro. The geometric black-and-white tiles, impressive marble bar and rich green velvet banquettes—inspired by the decor of French bistros—set the stage for a refined dining experience.



At Lago, we love hosting all events and are determined to provide you with a series of beautiful moments. Our flexible event spaces are perfect for not only weddings but provide an ideal setting galas, proms, bridal showers, holiday parties, charity fundraisers, and other special celebrations.

The versatility of the venue allows the flexibility to create your own vision, and bring it to life for you and your guests to enjoy.

Mexi’s at Dow’s Lake

Mexis Dow’s Lake is your home of authentic “California Style Mexican Food” and Mexican Cuisine in Ottawa. From delicious Tacos, sizzling Fajitas, famous home-made Nachos and Meixcan favourite’s Burritos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas and Chilis to North of the Border burgers and Salads. Mexis Dow’s Lake is serving up Mexican flavours fresh every day in Ottawa.

Umbrella Bar at Dow’s Lake

Open year round, our urban oasis is tucked into the Dows Lake Pavilion away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. We bring the social cocktail experience back to basics with a place where you are welcomed as a neighbor in an atmosphere that feels like home.

Attraction Partners

Looking for opportunities to see the rest of the city while here for the Festival? From museums, walking tours, canal and river tours, bike rides through Ottawa landmarks to bus tours, our amazing Attraction Partners have what you are looking for.

Cobblestone Tours Ottawa

Take a tour of Ottawa with Cobblestone! Enjoy the various important sights and historical buildings that Ottawa has to offer from the warmth of our vehicles. Learn about our nation’s capital from a live guide for an entertaining, relaxing, and educational experience. From a vintage trolley bus to an amphibious vehicle Cobblestone has a variety of tours for every need.

Dominion Arboretum: Arboretum Tree Tours

Arboretum Tree Tours are typically offered every month from May to November and are guided by local experts. Although the tours are free and open to the public, you must register in advance by clicking the event titles below. Space is limited to 40 people per tour. Donations to the Friends of the Farm are gratefully accepted during the tours.

Watch for more information soon on on our website.

EKEAU Green Travel Experiences

Experience the National Capital Region in a unique way with Ottawa Boat Cruise/Ekeau, offering breathtaking views along the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal. Our 90-minute tours provide a rich history and iconic site exploration. The Rideau Canal Cruise is North America’s largest 100% electric vessel, taking you from Dow’s Lake to the Ottawa River, offering over 33 unique sites to explore. Departures are available 5 times a day! Our Ottawa River Cruise departs from Ottawa and Gatineau, providing the finest views along the river. Enjoy this 90 min tour as you relax on the upper deck with a cold beverage or grab a snack in the canteen on the lower deck while exploring over 55 unique sites. Departures are available 6 times a day! 

Booking is available online at https://www.ottawaboatcruise.com/ or you can give us a call at 819 246 3855.


The Best Way to Visit Ottawa and The National Capital Region. If you are looking for a perfect holiday experience with memories to cherish you are at the right place. Let’s plan a beautiful visit of Ottawa and Gatineau with Gray Line Ottawa.

Lady Dive: Tulip Festival Shuttle

Lady Dive is the official transportation for the annual Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Our shuttle stops at The Westin Ottawa, the ByWard Market, the Chateau Laurier, the Lord Elgin Hotel, the Canadian Tulip Festival at Commissioners Park and the Food and Agriculture Museum. The shuttle runs hourly on weekdays (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) and every 30 min on weekends (10:00 am – 6:00 pm). Times may vary. A one-way ticket costs $15.00, or you can get a two-way ticket for just $25.00!

For those looking for more adventure, we also have an amphibus (land and water experience) and double-deckers that tour around the city. The double-decker has a stop at the tulip festival on weekdays. Visit us in the Partners Plaza at Dow’s Lake for more information. 

Palapa Tours: Life is too short for normal

Palapa Tours™ is the National Capital Region’s Coolest Boat Cruise.

Take a relaxing tour up and down the Ottawa River on a Hawaiian style Floating Tiki Bar with you and a bunch of your Peeps! Whether it’s just chilln’ with friends, taking a romantic cruise, or coordinating a larger Tour/Corporate/School Group for a Tropical Ottawa Escape, Palapa Tours is one of the coolest ways to get out on the water!

Palapa 2 Go: Delicious Drinks and a Friendly Atmospere

Introducing your passport to a tropical tiki paradise on wheels! This innovative and vibrant concept brings the spirit of the islands directly to your doorstep, whether it’s a wedding, beach party, backyard celebration, or corporate event. Our Mobile Tiki Bar is a portable oasis of fun, complete with bamboo accents, thatched roofs, and an array of exotic cocktails that will transport you to a sun-soaked beach in the South Pacific.


Arteast Ottawa is a 30-year old, not-for-profit organization that is operated, governed and managed by numerous volunteers.  The association welcomes visual artists who work in all media, including oil, acrylic, watercolour, encaustic, pen and ink, graphic media, printmakers, fibre artists, works on paper, sculpture, photography, digital media, etc.  Arteast’s objective is to foster appreciation, understanding and love of the visual arts, by providing experiences that entertain, educate and enrich the life of our bilingual community.

ByWard Market

Join some friends for brunch, lunch, or dinner, and then hit the shops for the highest quality food products, fashions, and cutting-edge trends.

See and be seen until the wee hours at one of our hip nightspots.

Morning, noon, and night the ByWard Market has something just for you.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Located on a national heritage site, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is the world’s only working farm in the heart of a capital city.

The museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to see diverse breeds of farm animals—important to past and present Canadian agriculture—and to learn about the food they eat. In addition to breeds common to Canadian agriculture, such as Holstein dairy cows and Angus beef cows, the museum also has Canadienne and Milking Shorthorn dairy cows, and Tamworth pigs. Many other breeds of dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, poultry, goats, rabbits and even honeybees round out the collection.

Chaotic Industry

Chaotic Industry is part of the Canadian Tulip Festival’s Ghosts of the Glebe walking tour. 

Meet your tour guide, a young Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Reservist from 1946, in front of the HMCS Carleton. The Second World War ended the year before, and the Tulips are blooming for the first time in Ottawa, from the grateful Netherlands.  

Hear the haunting stories of her friends from the local neighbourhood that gave the ultimate sacrifice and never made the trip home from their fight for freedom.


Since 1988, we have had one goal: to provide the most visibility for arts and cultural events in Canada’s capital region.

From a national museum exhibition to a local band show, we have postering and marketing option to help you with your event’s budgetary and exposure needs.

We have been doing this type of street marketing for over three decades in Ottawa and Gatineau.

Dows Lake Pavilion

Dows Lake Pavilion offers an ideal location for the enjoyment of Ottawa’s historic Rideau Canal.

Dows Lake Pavilion is the ideal location for people looking to enjoy the Rideau Canal and Dows Lake. Situated at 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive in Ottawa, it offers an abundance of parking, options for recreational activities, appetising restaurants with scenic water views and is an easy access point for individuals that don’t want to battle traffic or deal with the headache of finding a parking spot in a busy downtown core.

HMCS Carleton

The Ottawa Half-Company was established in 1923, and was formally commissioned in late 1941. HMCS Carleton moved into its present home on Dow’s Lake in December 1943, and during the course of the war saw to the training of some 4,620 officers and men.

The Juno Beach Centre

The Juno Beach Centre is Canada’s Second World War museum and cultural centre located in Normandy, France. The Centre pays homage to the 45,000 Canadians who lost their lives during the War, of which 5,500 were killed during the Battle of Normandy and 381 on D-Day. Opened in 2003 by veterans and volunteers with a vision to create a permanent memorial to all Canadians who served during the Second World War, the Centre’s mandate is to preserve this legacy for future generations through education and remembrance.

Ottawa Boat Cruises

Ottawa Boat Cruise provides guests with the extraordinary experience of travelling along one of Canada’s most majestic icons: the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal. There truly is no better way to see Canada’s National Capital. Join us as we set sail and take in the many attractions along the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal.

Ottawa Walking Tours

Ottawa Walking Tours invites you to join us during your stay in Ottawa: Canada’s Capital.

Why not come along on a leisurely stroll of the unique areas of Ottawa? Join our public tours or book your next corporate event, school outing, or family get together and discover this incredible city.

You will be captivated by the charm of this world class capital and our knowledgeable guides will intrigue & entertain you for the time you share with us!


Somersault is a race series, based in Ontario, Canada, that specializes in multisport and running events. Somersault has been producing events for over 35 years and has grown to now host thousands of athletes each year.

Join us for our Mother’s Day Fun Run taking place at the Canadian Tulip Festival!

Contest Partners

Some of our Community Partners are hosting contests at this year’s Festival. 


KLM was established on 7 October 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name.

Carrying 34.1 million passengers and 621,000 tonnes cargo, KLM and KLM Cityhopper form the heart of the KLM Group. Via a vast network of 92 European cities and 70 intercontinental destinations, KLM offers direct services to key economic centres all over the world.

Oh Canada Eh!?

This two hour show features all-Canadian music from Maritime folk songs to modern pop. Come be serenaded by our singing Mountie, hockey player, Anne of Green Gables, Klondike Kitty, and many other special guests.

This high-energy, family friendly production features over 70 songs from Canadian artists including Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, the Barenaked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, and many more.

Partner Events

Many of our partners are hosting events around the city. As they become available, we will share the deatials here. The Canadian Tulip Festival is not responsible for any of the events. Please contact the event organizers if you have questions or need further information. Check back often, more events will be added as details are made available.

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