Tulips in the Capital

View of the Parliament Buildings with Malak’s Bed in the foreground, Gatineau
View of the Parliament Buildings with Malak’s Bed in the foreground, Gatineau
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In late April and May, Ottawa–Gatineau blooms with a dazzling display of colourful tulips. The NCC, official gardener of Canada’s Capital, showcases close to one million tulips in Canada’s Capital Region.

The colours and varieties of tulips are stunning. The NCC plants close to 100 different types of tulips in some 30 different locations and 100 flower beds. The tulip season is extended by using early, mid-season and late blooming tulips. You can check the Google Map below to help you identify the many locations of our tulip beds, and use the Tulip Meter to time your visit.

To learn more about the tulip tradition and the friendship that links the Netherlands and Canada, please visit the "Tulip Legacy" Exhibit, presented by Canadian Heritage, and the Canadian Tulip Festival’s website.