Getting to Ottawa
The International Pavilion is home to 24 participating embassies and local community groups. Enjoy a variety of international entertainment on the Friendship Stage, taste exquisite international cuisine, dip into history, explore traditions, shop for your favorite souvenirs and discover tourism hot spots.
These countries are presented or give several performances: Argentina, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
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An estimated 300,000 tulips shape and illuminate one of the National Capital’s most prestigious parks in the city. Throughout the Festival, street performers will grace the Park’s grounds, providing a musical and entertaining ambiance. There will also be local painters amongst the flowerbeds. The Tulip Boutique is back, as well as Music in the Tulips, a community and school oriented music program. School bands will serenade visitors as they stroll through the Park. Performances are given daily at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
While touring Commissioner’s Park, visitors can pick-up a free copy of the “Experience the Beauty! The National Capital Commission’s Tulip Beds” brochure, which provides information on the tulip legacy story, the different varieties of tulips planted in the 27 floral beds, and the location of designated photo sites in some of the Park’s most beautiful tulip displays of flowerbeds.
The Canadian Tulip Festival is also "greening" its practices: Banning Styrofoam, and allowing only compostable, degradable, or 100% recyclable dishes and cutlery on site, providing bike rental and bike parking to encourage bicycling.