Tulip Festival Walks
The Ottawa Voyageurs organize their annual walk during the Victoria Day long weekend. The route starts downtown and includes parts of the City of Gatineau on the other side of the Ottawa River. In addition to the tulip beds, there are many interesting public monuments and spaces to be seen.
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Tulip beds near the Voyageurs Trail, one of many public paths along the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal.
The new façade on the National Arts Centre - its 1st major renovation in 50 years.
In addition to the tulips, there are many crabapple trees in bloom like this one near the Congress Centre.
There were many tourist groups present for the weekend festival. This school group is fascinated by the Centennial Flame.
The Bank of Canada buildings, with partial reflections of the Parliament Buildings across the street.
Tulip beds near Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau.
These logs from the Ottawa River were left by recent spring flooding. This pedestrian tunnel behind the Parliament Buildings is two metres above the usual river level.
A crabapple tree at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, across the Ottawa River.
More tulip beds at the Museum of Civilization.
A view of the river side of the Parliament Buildings and the Chateau Laurier Hotel, with the Rideau Canal in the middle as it ends at the Ottawa River.
One of several tourist boats on the Ottawa River. This motorized one was replaced by new electric ones on the Rideau Canal.
A remarkable statue of a spider titled 'Maman' in front of the National Gallery of Canada. She ('Mommy' in English) is holding eggs under her body.