Escape Bicycle Tours & Rentals

Discover tulips on two wheels

Choose from 2 options; bike rental or guided tulip bike tour

  1. Bike Rental and Self-guided Tour: Rent a regular bike or electric bike that comes with lock, helmet, kickstand, bell, bottle cage, bike rack and a self-guided map and enjoy biking on safe designated bicycle paths along Rideau Canal while visiting the beautiful tulips at Commissioner’s park.
  2. Guided Tulip Bike Tour: Enjoy a worry free experience and let your fun and knowledgeable guide take you to the greatest tulip gardens and tell you all about them. Capture spectacular views of the tulips along with other hidden gems in the city with this amazing bike tour! Your guided tour lasts about 3 hours in total and includes 5-6 stops at various tulip sites and Ottawa’s attractions to enjoy and learn about the tulips and Ottawa’ history. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride at the historic Rideau Canal and beautiful Arboretum. Once you arrive at Dow’s Lake, you can leave the bikes with your guide and walk through the beautiful Tulip site. There will be 30-40 minutes stop to enjoy the main Tulip site and learn about the history of the festival and planted tulips from your guide. The tour continues with more leisurely ride and stops along the Ottawa River pathway and seeing more Tulip beds while heading back to the start point. You will visit Rideau Canal,  Landsdowne Park, Arboretum, Locks, Old Ottawa South neighbourhood, Ottawa River, Bytown Museum and much more in this tour.

When: May 11 to 20 2019 daily at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
Duration: 3 hours with lots of stops
Distance: 18 KM (12 miles) on flat safe bike paths
Difficulty level: Easy
Price includes bicycle, helmet, a guide and water bottle.
Electric bikes available at an additional cost.

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Liberation75 Tulip Bulbs

$15.00 CAD

The Liberation75 tulip is a early/mid blooming tulip in orange with beautiful pointed petals. They are coming directly from Holland and will arrive for distribution in late August. Shipments will start going out in early September.

Your Mission
To plant 1.1 million Liberation 75 tulips across the country, in honour of the 1.1 million Canadians who served during WWII.

Your Reward
1$ of Every Bag Purchased goes to the Royal Canadian Legion, supporting all those who have served our Country. The remainder of the funds raised will support the Canadian Tulip Festival in its ongoing mission to commemorate the role Canada played in the Second World War and more specifically in the liberation of the Netherlands.

Your Grand Prize
With every purchase of 15 Liberation75 Bulbs you will be entered to WIN 2 Tickets to Amsterdam from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines PLUS $2000 Cash!

Extra Chances to WIN!
Share your planting images on Facebook or Instagram using hashtag #PlantingLib75 and you receive another entry to WIN our Grand Prize. Share you blooming images using hashtag #BloomingLib75 for a total of 3 ENTRIES to WIN!