Virtual tulip festival commemorates Canada’s role in the liberation of the Netherlands
The Canadian Tulip Festival was established to celebrate the historic Royal gift of tulips, from the Dutch to Canadians, immediately following the Second World War as a symbol of international friendship. The Festival preserves the memorable role of the Canadian troops in the liberation of the Netherlands and Europe, as well as commemorates the birth of Dutch Princess Margriet in Ottawa during the Second World War — the only royal personage ever born in Canada.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Tulip Festival 2020 will be offering all performances and programming online. For festival highlights, programs, and activities, visit the Canadian Tulip Festival website.