Lansdowne Park Tulip Gallery

“The Friendship, Floral and Art Experience”

Floral exhibits and installations, international friendship activities and entertainment, tulip legacy plaza, tulip art celebrations, interactive family programming, 65th Anniversary Fireworks, Tulip Café, and much more.


Day Passes

Lansdowne Park Tulip Gallery – The Friendship Floral and Art Experience

For only $15 Daily Admission (free for children 12 and under) enjoy access to the Lansdowne Park Tulip Gallery – The Friendship Floral and Art Tulip Experience from 10am to 5pm. Aberdeen Pavilion and the Great Lawn will be brimming with tulip art and floral exhibits, artistic installations, culinary experiences, interactive family programming and entertainment with special features including:

A garden of 5ft tulips like you have never seen before

Installations created by Florists Artists and landscape designers each highlight a decade of tulips with installations occupying a 3 metres by 3 metre space with height of at least 2 metres.  Make sure you get your picture taken with your favourite and don’t forget to use #cdntulipfest when posting on social for a chance to win prizes.


Watch a presentation or pay to participate in an interactive, artist-led creative workshop.

  • For details and to register – Book your date HERE

Available for tour group bookings and corporate events

Locations: Commissioner’s Park, Dows Lake

May 21st Performers Aiona Santana and Sophia Radisch join Canadian favourites Alanis Morissette, Kathleen Edwards and others who graced the Canadian Tulip Festival stage on their way to star-studded music careers.

Taste your way through the  National Capital Region’s most intriguing culinary neighbourhoods on one of our gourmet food tours. Our expert guides will lead you on epicurean excursions to meet the merchants, discover outstanding ethnic and fine food shops, and sample award-winning dishes. ByWard Market and Glebe/Lansdowne tour tickets available via; Information: – 613 567 5757

Paint a wooden tulip and plant it amongst hundreds of others  painted and planted by local school children and family visitors.

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 from Lansdowne Park, past Dow’s Lake Pavilion to the Experimental Farm

Presented by Billings Bridge and Carlingwood Shopping Centres Community recipients of 70th Anniversary Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Gardens,  150th Celebration Gardens of tulips and tulip festivals across Canada are featured on a Canada Map with images and videos showcased on digital screens.  A 65th Anniversary initiative of The Festival in collaboration with Canadian Garden Council, the Canada Tulip Friendship Network connects communities, gardens, industry partners and events across the country through the TULIP, the international symbol of friendship and an enduring symbol of Canada’s national ethos of kindness and hospitality.

Celebrate Canada 150 at their booth and find out about the many events and activities happening all year-long. A photo booth and a colouring activity station awaits you!

Lansdowne Park Tulip Festival Canada

A marketplace of interactive displays and vendors from Tulip Friendship Countries including China, Russia and Turkey.

Location: The Great Lawn, Lansdowne Park

Combining a love of tulips and quilting, members of the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild   are displaying a quilt in honour of 65 years of international friendship.  The 65-tulip quilt incorporates nine tulip patches in each of seven colours chosen for their symbolic meanings of friendship, love and hope plus two ribbon tulips that symbolize the connection between the Netherlands and Canada!   #tulipquilt17

  • Colours of Friendship
  • Yellow (Hope and cheerfulness)
  • Red (‘I love you’)
  • White (Foregiveness and purity)
  • Pink (Affectionate feelings)
  • Purple (Royalty)
  • Cream (Enduring love and commitment)
  • Orange (Passion and energy)

A showcase of varied music and entertainment including children’s performers, representative acts from the Festival’s Tulip Friendship Countries and Artists in Bloom Young Talent Showcase.

Location: The Great Lawn Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

Animation, pageantry and merchant programs along  Bank Street and throughout  Lansdowne Park  organized in collaboration with the Glebe Business Improvement Association (BIA)

Presented by Lord Elgin Hotel65 photographs curated in honour of the renowned photographer Malak Karsh who founded the festival

Location: Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

In March 2015, the Royal Canadian Mint launched the “My Canada, My Inspiration” national contest inviting the public to create new designs for a 2017 circulation coin series celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary from five theme perspectives: Our Wonders, Our Character, Our Achievements, Our Passions, and Canada’s Future. Winning designs for each category were chosen by Canadians, who cast over one million votes. Each 2017-dated circulation coin denomination features one of the winning designs. Visit the Mint Photo Booth on opening weekend at Lansdowne Park to trade your change for a Canada 150 circulation coin! Go to for information on the Mint’s complete Canada 150 coin collection.

May 13-14 presented by Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival – Participate in cultural workshops and interactive arts and crafts with indigenous artists in this Algonquin Nation living history exhibit featuring curated displays and live animation including a birch bark wigwam, baskets, hides, tools and live birch bark crafts.

Coming Soon…

Canada’s largest producer of Craft Shows from coast to coast invites your to discover a unique maker’s marketplace in the heart of the Nation’s Capital! 18 Canadian artisans give festival goers a glimpse into their wondrous world of Canadian handmade.

Immerse yourself in the scent and beauty of 65 spectacular tulip bouquets created by local floral designers.

Location: Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

Peruse and purchase one of 65 works of art in multiple mediums by Canadian artists.

Confirmed artists to date:

Location: Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

Enjoy Canadian wine, Canadian Tulip Festival label craft beer, official ‘Tulip Julip’ cocktails and tulip cookies  from Le Moulin de Provence.  All available for purchase.

Location: Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

*Regular tour group and corporate menus coming soon

Contact: Annik –

Every Tulip festival site  includes a  Desjardins Tulip Info Centre  where you can learn about the Canadian Tulip Festival’s 65th Anniversary, obtain detailed information about 2017 program events,  explore tour options  and purchase Official Canadian Tulip Festival merchandise.

presented by Urban Turf – An indoor garden exploding with spring blooms centres around the Princess sculpture  created by artist Laura Browm-Breevelt

At 65 years and counting, the Canadian Tulip Festival wants to collect as many memories as it can and you can help!

Share your memorable, funny, poignant, dramatic and otherwise unforgettable Festival moment. You can submit a photo to that will then be posted in size 4×6 on our Memory Wall in The Aberdeen Pavilion (Only selected pictures will be printed and displayed). You can also submit a memory in person at the Pavilion which will also be posted on our Memory Wall.

You will be entered into a Tulip Memory Wall Raffle to win a $100 Gift Card from one of our Official Restaurant Partners

Post your Tulip Festival moment HERE!


Join us in this outdoor activity area with family programming including tulip arts and crafts for kids, face painting, roving animation and fairytale princesses by Princess Parties and more.

A Tribute to Our Veterans: An encampment of vehicles and personnel in period uniforms

Date: Saturday May 20 & Sunday May 21 2017

Location: The Great Lawn, Lansdowne Park

The Lansdowne Park Tulip Gallery is one of four distinct Festival experiences across the city. Be sure to also visit Commissioners Park Tulips – The Garden Tulip Experience, ByWard Tulip Park(ing) – The Urban Tulip Experience and Tulips on the Garden Promenade – the City Tulip Tour Experience.

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