Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa in Bloom Photo Contest

Ottawa in Bloom contestThe Canadian Tulip Festival is one of the most colourful and beautiful times of year to visit Canada’s Capital, and we want to see it from your perspective! From May 12-24, 2017 we will be holding the Ottawa in Bloom photo contest during the 65th edition of the Canadian Tulip Festival. We want to see your best pics as you enjoy over a million tulips bloom throughout the city. We’re looking for amazing photos of the Ottawa region during the festival showcasing, of course tulips, but also the multiple festival locations, tulips in local neighbourhoods, Tulip Festival activities and events and people enjoying all things tulip. There are 3 great prizes up for grabs, so get out the camera, tablet or smartphone and get snapping!


Photo submission takes place May 12-24, 2017. Submit a photo through Facebook at or through Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #MyOttawa and #OttawainBloom. Please be sure to include the location of your photo in your Instagram caption or Tweet. You may submit multiple photo entries, so show us what you’ve got!


One 20 min scenic helicopter ride over Ottawa for up to 3 people by Héli-Tremblant
Escape Bicycle Tours & Rentals and Holtz Spa

One Bike Tour and Spa package for 2 people – 2 hour Bicycle Tour and choice of 50min Relaxation Massage or Signature Pedicure with Reflexology by Escape Bicycle Tours & Rentals and Holtz Spa
Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge

Four tickets to Ottawa’s 2017’s Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge event on July 2nd and $50 gift card to Moulin de Provence

Check out some of the latest entries to the Ottawa in Bloom photo contest below.