The Garden Promenade celebrates Ottawa’s garden culture with over 70 experiences through 40 of the region’s most beautiful must-visit gardens. Join us during the Canadian Tulip Festival and delight in a self guided or escorted showcase of Ottawa’s public gardens exploding with millions of tulips in bloom.
Canada’s Capital A’s
Don’t miss Canada’s Capital A’s on Saturday May 13 – As a salute to the Festival’s heritage, when it was common practice to take a “Sunday drive” along the “Tulip Route”, Ottawa’s Model A car club brings their vintage automobiles (1928-1931) for a “show and tell” before and after their return procession along the Garden Promenade.
Lord Elgin Hotel
Make a point to visit the historic Lord Elgin Hotel. Constructed during WWII and extensively renovated in time for Canada’s 150th, the hotel features tulip art in every room and its own Malak gallery in the Lobby.
Photographer Malak Karsh brought international fame to Ottawa with his photos of the NCC tulip beds. His stunning pictures became a springtime ritual in newspapers and magazines nationwide and around the world. And, it was Malak who inspired the Ottawa Board of Trade to establish the Canadian Tulip Festival in 1952.
Devinder Kaur of Pranashanti Yoga Centre hosts traditional Kundalini style Yoga on the Hill
This year is Parliament Hill Yoga’s 10 year anniversary! Every Wednesday thoughout the summer, LuLu Lemon organizes a community yoga class that is open to all levels. Each week features a different teacher who brings a unique style of class. Located around the lawn will be people to demonstrate the poses if you ever get lost in the flow. Up to 3000 yogis participate weekly.