Aug 27, 2010 | Les nouvelles d’Ottawa L’industrie du tourisme Nouvelles de l’industrie
Source: Ian Harrison
Ottawa Bluesfest is the second-biggest celebration of blues music in North America and a summer staple since 1994. Though not solely about the blues anymore, still a phenomenal reason to come to Ottawa and party in July.
The Canadian Tulip Festival, other than Canada Day, is probably the top attraction that lures other Canadians to Ottawa. The festival was forged by a special relationship between two nations: Canada and the Netherlands. It began in 1945 when the Dutch royal family sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa in gratitude for Canada’s service in the Second World War. The Netherlands still sends Ottawa thousands of tulips every year and the annual celebration in May now draws over half a million people.
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