A Walk in the Tulip Park

It is a sunny, but slightly cool day in Ottawa – so I thought it would be a good idea to head downtown to see some of the Tulips. The Tulip Festival is a yearly festival in Ottawa that has large parts of the city covered in tulips. Tulip bulbs were given to Ottawa by the Dutch Royal Family after WWII because Canada sheltered Princess Juliana and her children during the war (including making a ward at Civic hospital an international zone so Princess Margriet could keep her Dutch citizenship). I’ve barely attended the festival since moving to Ottawa almost five years ago, so P and I took Max to one location this afternoon. There are many locations, with the biggest number being at Dow’s Lake. We went to a smaller section at Major Hills Park near Byward. Max really liked the flowers












We also walked around Byward – and stopped for a Beaver Tail







Finally, even though we took the car, Max really wanted to go on a bus ride. So P drove home and Max and I trucked it around Rideau Centre to catch the bus. Poor lil guy was spent and immediately sat down on the bus and pulled his hat down to take a nap. But – he still enjoyed his bus ride.


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  1. Amy

    Beautiful photos! I love tulips! And Max’s backpack is too adorable 🙂
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  2. Lisa from Lulu's Big Adventure

    The tulips are gorgeous! Also, I haven’t had a BeaverTail in such a long time. That clearly needs to be remedied as soon as possible.
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Yes – you do need a beavertail! I haven’t had one in years! *so good*


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