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Ottawa Spring Tulip Festival Bike Tour

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Ottawa Spring Tulip Festival Bike Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
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79 Sparks St. , 79 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)

This activity will end right where it started.
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
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
Starting location
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Love lock Bridge, Lansdowne park
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lansdowne Park
The Glebe neighbourhood
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dows Lake Pavilion
Enjoy thousands of Tulips here and learn about the festival history!
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Little Italy
Pass by the trendy little Italy and get a sense of neighborhood
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ottawa River Pathway
Cycling through the scenic pathway!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Canadian War Museum
A quick stop to learn about the museum and also a visit to Powerful Chaudière Falls
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chaudière Falls
Stop to see the powerful falls
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bytown Museum
Learn about Ottawa's oldest stone building and enjoy watching the locks in operation!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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!
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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.
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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.

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