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.
These are our 2023 Community Partners, our 2024 Community Partners will be announced soon.
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!
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.
Book now for stays between May 12 until May 22.
Up to 20% off your stay
10% off 1-2 night stays
20% off 3-4 night stays
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 shuttle that stops in front of the hotel enroute to Dow’s Lake and Commissionaires Park.
Experience a new kind of stay in the heart of Ottawa with our spacious suites featuring full-kitchens and inspiring viewpoints, being Sparks street, Queen street or our intimate courtyard. Each suite showcases breathtaking windows and in some cases balconies and Terraces. A selection of carefully crafted in-room amenities is fit for your aspired lifestyle. Book on restays.com and get free parking or free breakfast with this special offer.
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.
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!
It all started in 2008 with one store on Queen St., Toronto, bonding with people over our passion for tea. Fast-forward over a decade later, we’ve connected with millions of tea lovers from coast to coast—online and IRL—through thousands of signature blends. We’re still early on our journey, and we hope you’ll tag along as we continue to push the boundaries of what tea can be. Together, let’s bring more people into the wonderful world of tea, one cup at a time.
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.
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.
The Taste Ottawa event will be held from May 14th to May 20th in partnership with the Canadian Tulip Festival.
From Kanata to Orléans and everywhere in between, residents and tourists of our splendid city will be able to indulge in a variety of cultural tastes through a unique restaurant-driven event. We invite customers to explore an assortment of delicious restaurant offerings presented in a unique and enticing format. Participating restaurants will offer unique, specialized menus at pre-fixed prices or custom items all week long allowing customers to create their own restaurant tour of the city at a reasonable rate.
Taste Ottawa invites everyone in the Ottawa area to gather with friends and family and explore the culinary diversity of our city during this week-long festival like no other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is no secret that the best way to discover the Tulips in Ottawa is by bike. Bike to the Tulip Festival sites with our Tulip Bike Tour to immerse yourself in the explosion of colours and beauty and stop at many other Ottawa landmarks along the way. Enjoy this fun, leisurely ride on the safe, flat waterfront pathways at a relaxed pace.
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.
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™ 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!
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.
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.
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.
The Canadian Museum of Nature is both an educational and scientific institution, as well as a popular, downtown-Ottawa tourist attraction—housed in a historic castle-like building.
Since the museum first opened its doors to the public in 1912, it has worked to increase scientific knowledge and understanding of the natural world. Find out more about us, including our history, mission and mandate, governance, global impact, and how to do business with the museum.
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 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.
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 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.
For the past 160+ years, the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) has been the Voice for business—one of the most active and vocal groups leading the commercial evolution and transformation of our region. A resilient pioneer, our origins pre-date Queen Victoria’s proclamation that Bytown (as Ottawa was then called) had been chosen the Capital City of the “Province of Canada.”
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 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!
The Central Experimental Farm is also a National Historic Site of Canada and home to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada headquarters. The Farm and some of its attractions are open to the public throughout the year.
Some of our Community Partners are hosting contests at this year’s Festival.
At Just Vertical, we design, manufacture, and grow breathtaking indoor gardens right here in Canada. Why?
We’re hell-bent on instilling positive environmental and social habits that make our planet better. Yep, that means for you. And for your kids. And for your grandkids. And for your grandkids’ grandkids.
We love our planet. We love fresh food. We love making produce more accessible. We love community. And we love making our world a greener place.
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.
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.