Let the countdown to spring begin. The Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa will be returning from May 14 to 24, 2021.

This year it will be a breathtaking floral wonderland with 300,000 tulips in every colour of the rainbow.

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But only those who are within walking or biking distance to Commissioner's Park are asked to attend.

If you live near Dow's Lake, you'll be able to stroll in the sunshine to see the blooms without all the usual large crowds of tourists.

Everyone else can join the online celebrations right from their living room.

There will be a virtual walk where you can explore the 27 gardens and see 130 types of flowers by visiting TulipTVTulipe on YouTube.

Or you can bring the flowers home and purchase a bouquet at one of the many curbside pick up locations across the city.

It is a fantastic way to brighten your day and bring some of the magic of the spring event to your home.

Canadian Tulip Festival

Price: Free

When: Friday, May 14 to Monday, May 24

Address: Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON 

Why You Need To Go: After months of snow, it is the perfect way to celebrate the start of spring.