Parking at the Canadian Tulip Festival

There is very limited parking at Commissioners Park, take a look below to see your options.

Accessible Parking
For those with an Accessible Parking Permit, you can park in areas marked “No Parking” on Dows Lake Road. 
The city is deeming the street as accessible parking only for the duration of the Festival. Please do not park in areas marked “No Stopping”.
Accessible Pickup & Drop-off
Dow’s Lake Pavilion roundabout is both an accessible pickup and drop-off zone, as well as a designated OC Transpo stop. Guests are welcome to wait in the Dow’s Lake Pavilion foyer for their ride to arrive.
Paid Parking Carleton University Lot P7
$12 Daily Flat Rate with partial proceeds supporting the Canadian Tulip Legacy

8 Minute Walk to Festival, with Stairs. Path is clearly Marked.

NEW! Ekeau Water Taxi boarding from this location

Paid Park Lots

205 Champagne Ave, near Carling Ave. 
6 Minute Walk to Festival

371 Beech St. 
6 Minute Walk to Festival

Take the Ekeau Tulip Water Taxi

Park at Carleton P7 Parking, and take the NEW Ekeau Tulip Water Taxi across Dow’s Lake, directly into the heart of the Festival, for only $12 per ride!

Purchase Here

Take the Hop On Hop Off Tulip Tour from Downtown

Park downtown near one of our Tulip Tour stops and purchase a ticket for only $5 Return!

Purchase Here

Explore The Greenspace

Park at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for $9 Daily, and take the 20 minute walk through the Historic Dominion Arboretum to Dow’s Lake Pavilion, and enjoy a free guided audio tour available in French and English by QR Code.

Make a day of it, visit the museum and the festival, for a full day of horticulture and heritage!

Park in the Neighbourhood

Limited street parking is available in the Glebe neighbourhood, just east of the festival site. Please follow all posted signs. ByLaw will be monitoring the area.