Welcome to the Canadian Tulip Festival. We are looking forward to having your group join us in May 2019. Our official partner Ottawa Walking Tours & Step On Guide Services will be pleased to assist you with any service you may require. Below is a brief description of the services on offer. please complete the form and Ottawa Walking Tours & Step-On Guide Services will be in touch shortly.
All tours are available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German & Italian.
Capital Tulip City Sightseeing Bus Tour – 1, 2.5 or 3 hours
Ottawa, the federal capital of Canada, is home to some legendary attractions, including the Canadian Parliament Buildings, the UNESCO Rideau Canal, Notre Dame Basilica, numerous Embassies and High Commissions and countless national museums and galleries. From the fascinating neighbourhoods of Centertown, Chinatown, Greektown and Little Italy, to tree-lined boulevards and unexpected wonders like Hog’s Back Falls, Central Experimental Farm and the Arboretum, join us in seeing all the wonders (and tulips!) the Canadian capital has to offer.
Historical Highlights Walking Tours – 2-2.5 Hours
Canada’s bilingual capital, Ottawa, is best explored on foot! Your knowledgeable, passionate and professional guide will lead you on a leisurely walk around Ottawa’s most famous monuments and locations that explain the city’s colourful history, its larger than life political characters and graceful architecture. During the tour we will walk around Parliament Hill, the National War Memorial, Sparks Street, Major’s Hill Park, The Chateau Laurier, The UNESCO Rideau Canal, The Prime Minister’s Offices, The ByWard Market and of course all the tulips in Ottawa ’s downtown core. This tour is the perfect opportunity to get to know Ottawa’s past, present, and future with an entertaining and educational experience.
Art & Culture in Public Spaces – 2-2.5 hours
Join us for a fascinating tour of the major works of public art in downtown Ottawa. Learn about the art and the artists who made them, the role of public art in the 21st Century, the history of the work, and the materials used. Led by Julie Hodgson, former curator at the National Gallery of Canada, be caught up in her passion for public art and her stories of the works presented including Dancing Bear by Inuit artist Pauta Saila, The Giant Spider (Maman), The National War Memorial, Samuel de Champlain & Anishnaabe Scout by Hamilton MacCarthy, Jetée by Steven Beites and Hundred Foot Line by Roxy Paine to name just a few.
Capital City Highlights Bus Tour & History up Close Walking Tour – Full Day
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Ottawa or returning for the perfect overview of our city’s most famous landmarks, this full-day bus and walking tour makes it easy to explore and discover all the highlights of the Canadian capital. Begin with a guided coach tour of the city’s outlying areas, followed by a delicious lunch and then an in-depth and detailed walk around Ottawa’s downtown core. Discover areas and locations most tourists never see and come away with an insider’s view of our amazing city!
Complete the form below to request your group tour. Your submission will be forwarded directly to the tour company. Ottawa Walking Tours will follow up with you directly to confirm details.
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.
To plant 1.1 million Liberation 75 tulips across the country, in honour of the 1.1 million Canadians who served during WWII.
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!