Major’s Hill Park Gardens (1 Rideau St, Ottawa)

Take a stroll in Major’s Hill Park, another exceptional site to see the tulips bloom in spring. Its pathways are lined with interpretative panels that tells its history. Prominent vistas include Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River.


Confederation Park Gardens (Laurier Ave W & Elgin St, Ottawa)

Confederation Park, which opened in 1967 as part of Canada’s centennial celebrations, features groves of hardy trees and a memorial fountain honouring Colonel By.


Commissioners Park Gardens (Queen Elizabeth Driveway  at Preston St, Ottawa)

In spring, stop along the scenic winding pathways of Commissioner’s Park where hundreds of thousands of tulips bloom. The Canada 150 Tulips  are here and feature a white bloom with red flames that resemble our maple leaf flag. During the summer, the tulips are replaced by thousands of stunning annual flowers.

PARC DE LA FRANCOPHONIE Gardens (Boulevard Alexandre-Tache/Rue montcalm, Gatineau)

Just west of Chaudiere bridge, the park is nestled between Boulevard Alexandre-Taché and the Ottawa River. A beautiful scenic space, it features several statues paying homage to the early settlers of the region who would portage at this location.


Carré Vaudreuil Gardens (60 Rue Vaudreil, Gatineau)

An example of an urban renewal park, Carré Vaudreuil Gardens is a child-friendly public park located in Gatineau’s old Hull sector and features many smaller gardens.  Worthy of a lingering visit, especially for sightseers accompanied by children.