Ottawa Tourism

Fresh ways to spend a few days in Ottawa

Ottawa is the ultimate place to celebrate the return of spring! Come see over a million blooming tulips, experience the world-famous Canadian Tulip Festival (May 10-20), and explore the city’s attractions, activities, food and culture.

Canadian Tulip Festival

Springtime beauty: an itinerary

Canada’s capital is glorious during the Canadian Tulip Festival in the spring, plus it’s a great time of year to see the sights and visit attractions. Get inspired for your spring getaway with this three-day itinerary.

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Canadian Tulip Festival

Canadian Tulip Festival

Stroll through giant beds of glorious tulips and enjoy live music, art, tours and even fireworks! It all takes place May 10-20 in beautiful Commissioners Park, located along the Rideau Canal.

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Canadian Tulip Festival

Top places to photograph beautiful tulips

Get your phone or camera ready for an explosion of beauty throughout Canada’s capital! Visit photogenic hot spots to capture over a million tulips alongside national attractions and natural sites.

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Cycling along Rideau Canal

Epic spring cycling

With over 800 kilometres (497 miles) of recreational pathways linking natural areas, parks, gardens and national sites, cycling is the perfect way to explore Ottawa’s beauty!

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Origin Trade Byward Market

Hopping craft beer scene

Fresh air calls for fresh brews. Discover delicious local flavours by joining a brewery bus tour, attending beer events or just kicking back with a pint in a local pub.

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Book now – hotels are filling up!

Check Ottawa hotel availability and rates and book now to enjoy Ottawa in all its springtime glory.

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