Ottawa Spring Tulip Festival Bike Tour

Ottawa, Canada
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates the return of spring, with over a million displays of tulips planted throughout our city in May. Capture spectacular views of the tulips and discover their colorful beauty along with other hidden gems and the history of the city on a bike tour. In addition to the Tulip site at Dow's Lake, you will visit Rideau Canal, Landsdowne Park, the Glebe, Little Italy and much more.
  • Enjoy Ottawa's most dazzling display of tulips during the annual Canadian Tulip Festival
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time
  • Family-friendly activity
  • The tour is in May and changes slightly every year.

What's Included

  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide (English)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 65 Sparks St.
    65 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada

    Guests must arrive 20 minutes before the tour starting time at 79 Sparks between Elgin and Metcalfe. Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Available in mid-May only, don't miss this bike tour that takes place during Ottawa's famous Tulip Festival. You'll ride through Commissioners Park, one of the most impressive festival displays in Ottawa. An easygoing ride, this is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy.

Your guide begins the tour at 65 Sparks St. Continue to the Rideau Canal — after crossing the lock, pedal through Landsdowne Park and arrive at Dow's Lake, where you can leave your bike with your guide, and then stroll through the beautiful tulip site.

Continue on to Little Italy, to get the flavor of this trendy neighborhood. Travel along the River Pathway, to take a quick pitstop at the Canadian War Museum and observe Chaudière Falls before completing your tour at the Bytown Museum. One of Ottawa's oldest stone buildings. t

Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lansdowne Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Dows Lake Pavilion

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Little Italy

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ottawa River Pathway

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Canadian War Museum

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chaudière Falls

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bytown Museum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Guests must arrive 15-20 minutes earlier for bike fitting and tour/safety review
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • We are located at 79 Sparks St. which is a pedestrian street between Elgin and Metcalfe. We are a few steps away from the Parliament Hills and the National War Memorial.
  • Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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This tour showed us amazing sites...
Louise B, May 2017
This tour showed us amazing sites! It covers alot of places that could not be done by walking. Nora, our guide, was very accomodating and description of the sites were clear and interesting. She was also very sweet! Despite the rain, our was a beautiful tour!
The Bike Tour was nothing short of...
Nicholas K, May 2017
The Bike Tour was nothing short of amazing. The people were lovely, and our guide's knowledge of the city was insightful. It's the perfect way to see Ottawa, and I'd recommend everyone visiting the city for the first time do it.
We had an awesome bike tour with our...
Diane P, May 2017
We had an awesome bike tour with our guide Nora. We cycled alongside The Rideau canal and stopped to see many historical buildings and beautiful parks, the tulips were so worth seeing. Excellent bikes which were super comfy. Felt like we saw a huge amount of Ottawa in 2 hours.