Tulip Festival in downtown Ottawa and Gatineau

Today, I went to downtown Ottawa and Gatineau to check out the Tulip Festival in these parts of the cities.

The blossoms are here!

Blossom next to the US embassy.

Tulip Festival at Major's Hill Park
Tulips at Major's Hill Park.

Tulip Festival at Major's Hill Park
There are much fewer tulips here, but they still draw quite a crowd.

Tulip Festival at Major's Hill Park
The colours are quite complementary.

Tulip Festival at Major's Hill Park
View from a distance.

There are also some tulip beds next to the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization), so I crossed the Alexandra Bridge to check them out.

Norway Day Family Picnic at Canadian Museum of History
Seems that there is an event happening at the museum.

More blossoms.


The small tulip bed is dedicated to photographer Malak Karsh.

While there, I did some bird-watching and saw a Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis).

Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
I also saw this Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) digging for things in the ground.

Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
It looks like some kind of juicy larvae to me.

Tulips & Parliament Building
Malak's Bed is very tiny, but it provides an interesting view because the background is the Parliament Building.

Tulips & Parliament Building

Tulips & Parliament Building

Other tulips near the museum.

Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill.

Parliament Hill
May 17th is Norway's National Day, and it was celebrated at the Canadian Museum of History.

View of the Rideau Canal from the bridge.

Last look at the tulips at Major's Hill Park before I head on home.

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