Looking for something to do in or around Ottawa this Victoria Day long weekend? OttawaStart.com has you covered!
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At four locations:
- Commissioners Park Tulips – A Garden Tulip Experience
- Lansdowne Park Tulip Gallery – A Friendship, Floral and Art Tulip Experience
- ByWard Tulip Park(ing) – An Urban Tulip Experience sponsored by Sterling Ford
- Tulips on the Garden Promenade – A City Tulip Tour Experience
Related: Great photos of the Tulip Festival
- Head over to Lansdowne Park for a display on Sunday night.
- There will also be fireworks in Ashton at dusk.
The Ottawa Champions are having a little league night at their game on Saturday at RCGT park, complete with fireworks.
If you know of any other fireworks scheduled, leave a comment below.
For the family
- Most national museums are open.
- Movie theatres are open.
The Kanata Theatre is presenting Treasure Island on Saturday night, starting at 8 p.m.
Go for a bike ride!
- The weather on Saturday (18 and sunny) make for good biking. But Sunday and Monday may be rainy, per Environment Canada.
- The 47th season of Nokia Sunday Bikedays launches at 9 a.m. on Sunday. “To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Confederation Boulevard will be car-free for the first time ever for this first day of the season,” a news release from the National Capital Commission said.
- The launch will feature events for the whole family at Major’s Hill including buskers, a DJ, face painting, bike repairs, et al.
Season open for Watson’s Mill in Manotick
- Used Book Store open
- First milling demonstration of the year will take place Sunday, May 21
- New exhibit “A Walk Through the Decades” at the Dickinson House.
- Free guided tours of Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House
- Children’s crafts, games, and activities all weekend.
- Plus spring craft show featuring local artists.
For hockey lovers — Saturday through Monday
The sweat-soaked smell of the dressing room. The flick of the wrist-shot. The roar of the fans. For millions of Canadians, winter means hockey and hockey means everything. Be there when the puck drops on Hockey. Trace the sport’s evolution through historic highlight reels, interactive components and one-of-a-kind artifacts. Explore the places where Canadians live and breathe hockey: from dressing room to press-box, rink to corporate boardroom, players’ bench to the backyard game. Find out why hockey holds pride of place in the hearts of Canadians.