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A Tiptoe Through the TULIPS

The grandmother of all Ottawa festivals, the Canadian Tulip Festival has been the iconic Canadian brand synonymous with springtime in the nation’s capital since 1953. For over six decades, the festival has served as the only platform to celebrate the Dutch gift of tulips, which has become a firmly established and entrenched part of Ottawa’s identity. The Canadian Tulip Festival is incredibly popular with visitors from across Canada and the world, bringing hundreds of thousands of tourists to the city to experience the significance and splendour of the historic tulip beds.

Millions of tulips bloom all across Canada’s national capital region every May, and for 11 days each spring, this gorgeous palette culminates in

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