Below is an overview of our main activities for 2022 and their hours of operation. Some activities do have a cost to participate and timings are subject to change. More information can be found on the individual activity page.
10 am-5pm daily. Last tour starts at 4pm on weekdays and 4:30 pm on weekends and holidays.
$10 per person.
10 am – 6pm daily. The Boutique accepts cash, debit and credit card. Carts accept tap only.
2pm – 4pm daily.
$5 per card. Tap payment methods only. Cash sales available in the boutique if needed.
8pm – 11pm daily. Stroll the lit garden beds at night and see tulips in a different light.
Starts at 8pm daily. End times will vary based on the selections for the evening.
8 PM -11PM daily. Last tour starts at 10pm on weekdays and 10:30 pm on weekends and holidays. $20 per person.
8pm – 11pm daily. See the park like a polinator.
Sunday May 22 at 10pm. 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 available but fills up quickly. The closest lots are on Preston street. It is approximately a 5-10 minute walk depending on the lot you choose.
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 at Dows lake difficult.
Additionally you can take OC Transpo. Follow the link below to the OC Transpo Planner to plan your route.
Thanks to our friends at Cobblestone Tours, the Tulip Trolley 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 Trolley page.