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Drivers to exercise caution near Commissioners Park for the tulips in bloom

A large number of visitors are expected near Commissioners Park to see the tulips in bloom over the next three weekends. Traffic management activities will be in place near Commissioners Park on May 2–3, May 9–10 and May 16–17–18, 2015.


Depending on pedestrian traffic flow, between 10 am and 5 pm, National Capital Commission (NCC) conservation officers may close the following:

Crescent Heights (between Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Dow’s Lake Road);

Lakeside Avenue (between Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Commissioners Park entrance);

Crescent Heights and Lakeside Avenue will remain accessible via Bronson Avenue. Ottawa Police Services will also be on-site (at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Prince of Wales Drive and Preston Street) to manage traffic.

Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be closed between Torrington and Preston Streets between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm on Fridays, May 8 and May 15, and on Saturdays, May 9 and May 16, for the fireworks presentation.


Please note that dogs and bicycles are not permitted in Commissioners Park. Bike stands will be installed at each entrance of Commissioners Park. Tulips in Commissioners Park will be at their peak during the Canadian Tulip Festival , held from May 8-18, 2015. Close to 250,000 tulips, of 60 different varieties, bloom in the Park’s 30 flowerbeds.