It's easy to tell when Spring is taking hold in Ottawa ... just look for the blooming tulips!
A quick spin around the city's War Memorial and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, will treat you to some splashes of color around these down-town landmarks on Elgin St. The Prime Minister's office is just a few steps away.
Tulips are blooming everywhere in Ottawa ... a constant reminder of the city's close relationship with the Netherlands, dating back to World War II.
Of course, the gift of one hundred thousand tulip bulbs so many decades ago has grown into millions, as well as an amazing annual Tulip Festival. But it does not take many of them to brighten up the main streets and spots! Another shout-out to Spring!
|Ottawa War Memorial (Chateau Laurier Hotel to the left)|
|Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel (to the left)|
Don't forget to check out the tulip gardens in our T-Spots Amsterdam/Netherlands post @
Quick peek here ... a river of tulips in Amsterdam!