HISTORY

65 Successful Years and Growing!

Ottawa’s multi-award winning flagship festival since 1953, the Canadian Tulip Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in the world celebrating the Capital’s official flower as a symbol of international friendship and peace. The Canadian Tulip Festival is produced by the Canadian Tulip Legacy, a non-profit charitable organization established to celebrate the historic Royal gift of tulips from the Dutch to Canadians as a symbol of international friendship while preserving the legacy of the role of the Canadian troops in the liberation of Europe, and the birth of Dutch Princess Margriet in Ottawa during World War II—the only royal personage ever born in Canada.

Special for 2017: the Festival is celebrating both Canada’s 150th Birthday and its 65th anniversary with four distinct venue experiences across Ottawa-Gatineau:

Lansdowne Park Tulip Gallery – Friendship, Floral and Art Experience;

Dow’s Lake/Commissioners Park – Living Tulip Experience;

ByWard Tulip Park(ing) – Urban Tulip Experience; and

Garden Promenade Tulips – City Tulip Tour Experience.

This kind of wonderful growth could not happen without support from the community, generous sponsors, hundreds of volunteers and all levels of government.  Thank you to all as we come together to celebrate ONE TULIP – ONE CANADA!

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