Commissioners Park in Ottawa is home to the Capital’s most dazzling display of tulips. Follow the winding pathways and enjoy the explosion of colour in gardens filled with over 300,000 tulips. Summer is a wonderful time to take a quiet break at Commissioners Park. The tulips are replaced by thousands of annual flowers, offering beautiful views with Dows Lake in the background. Commissioners Park extends over 8.95 hectares and was built from the 1920s to 1950s on the site of a former lumberyard owned by J.R. Booth.
Intersection of Queen Elizabeth Drive and Preston Street, Ottawa, K1S 5K7
Restaurant on Site
No Admission Fee
Parking on Site
Accessible by Public Transit
Tour Bus Parking
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.