I had another magical time at this year’s Canadian Tulip Festival! Every year, I am amazed at the variety of shapes and colours this type of flower can take on. I took a sneak peek at the rows upon rows of flower beds displaying tulips and other flowers the day before the festival officially kicked off on May 12, 2016. My little guy was along for the ride, and he had a bit of a crush on these blooms as well. I know I shared my last visit with you a few years ago, but I had to share some of the gorgeous tulips in a gallery post for you as well!
First, there were the tulips that had the cup-like shape most people are accustom to seeing. Each shade I saw was beautiful. It was hard just picking a few for this post!
Then there were the multilayered tulips that I was surprised about! If I did not go to this year’s festival, I would never have known that these flowers were tulips!
Oh, these various pointed leaf tulips were so jaw-droppingly nice! They captivated all who viewed them.
My little guy was having a great time while visiting the flowers! I was smart enough to bring our wagon so he could ride in it when he grew too tired of walking through Commissioner’s Park or if he wanted to entertain visitors to the festival with his shenanigans.
There were some awesome seas of tulips! I could get lost in them if I were by myself.
Overall, I really enjoy kicking off the spring season in Ottawa by visiting the Canadian Tulip Festival at Commissioner’s Park. There are always new varieties of tulips and other flowers to see, it is a great way to get outside and enjoy the warmer spring weather and it is always a great time spend with loved ones.
The festival wraps up on Victoria Day (or Memorial Day for those of you in the US), so there is still time to pop over to the locations where this festival is being held and take in the beauty of these awesome flowers! I know I will be making another visit this weekend with my family!
Until my next post, Readers!
4 thoughts on “Strolling Through the 2016 Canadian Tulip Festival”
Oh, they are beautiful! Thank you for these lovely photos. 💕🌼🌷
Thanks Out and About in Scotsdale AZ! It was hard to narrow down my choices for this post. They were all so beautiful!
Your photos are beautiful! Man I have to take more photos. And maybe get to the Tulip Festival. It looks like you had a wonderful time. I especially love the orange one that looks a bit fluffy. oh! And your seas of tulips!
Thanks Louise! It was really hard to narrow down which pics to use for this post. Every year the Canadian Tulip Festival manages to wow me with the blooms they choose to showcase. I still have to make it downtown to snap a pic of the one that is for Canada’s 150th b-day. It’s lovely!