This year the Canadian Tulip Festival is happening from May 14-24. If you're wondering where to see tulips in Ottawa, we have you covered.

For the second year in a row, the event is online. The festival organizers are asking everyone to only visit gardens close to where they live.

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If you don't live near Dows Lake, it doesn't mean you need to miss out. This year you can order a bouquet of tulips and have them delivered to your door.

Or you can go for a walk in the garden in your community. To help you find the location closest to you, we made a list of places where you can see the blooms that aren't Commissioners Park.


Major's Hill Park

Price: Free

Address: Mackenzie Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is the second-best spot in the city to see flowers. Here you can wander next to the large flower beds throughout the park.

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Parliament Hill

Price: Free

Address: Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can find tulips in yellow, red and white blooming in the 32 planters around the Centennial Flame.

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The Rockeries

Price: Free

Address: Rockcliffe Driveway, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: While this garden is best known for having thousands of daffodils, you can also see gorgeous tulips blooming in the spring.

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Wellington Street

Price: Free

Address: Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: On your next walk on Wellington Street, you'll be able to spot planters bursting with cheerful flowers.

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Maplelawn Garden

Price: Free

Address: 529 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: At this secret garden next to the Keg Steakhouse, you can find the Ladies Night and Peacekeeper tulips from Prince Edward Island.

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Rideau Canal

Price: Free

Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take your pup for a stroll along the water and marvel at all the beautiful floral beds.

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Mill St. Brew Pub

Price: Free

Address: 555 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: On the next sunny day, head for a hike along the Ottawa River Pathway. You'll pass the exterior of the Mill St. Brew Pub, where you can see some colourful buds.

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Olympic Garden

Price: Free

Address: 450 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Around the bronze statue, you can find Olympic Flame and Firewings tulips in shades of gold and ruby.

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Beechwood Cemetery

Price: Free

Address: 280 Beechwood Ave., Vanier, ON

Why You Need To Go: There are 35,000 tulips here. One of the best spots to see the blooms is the Living Tribute Garden in section 27, where you can find the Canadian Tulip Festival's signature flower.

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