Nom: Alex deVries
Jour: mai 04, 2013
Heure: 10:30 AM
Durée: 1.0 hr
Langue: English
Départ: Rideau Canal Pathway near Queen Elizabeth Dr. and Fifth Ave. (just south of the Canal Ritz)
Fin: same
Quartier: The Glebe/Centretown/Parliament Hill
Distance: 4.0 km

Note that this tour is by bicycle, not walking. We recommend that you wear a helmet.

Bike Tour: Tulips on Two Wheels



Note:  This tour will be held twice:  once at 10:30 am and again at noon.

This tour will show some of the history of the area around Dow's Lake, including the tulips.

Ottawa has a strong historical connection to the Netherlands and the tulips, but the area also shows some of the change in land use, with different bridges and roads going across Dow's Lake. The area is also a draw for cyclists, and we'll talk about why.

This will be an easy, slow ride entirely on paths. There will be lots of stopping and we may walk parts of it if the paths are crowded.

Plus, we'll show you the secret tulip bed that nobody knows about!


Along the Canal path south towards the Dow's Lake Pavillion, then through Commissioner's Park. We'll go along the Canal to the Corktown Bridge at Somerset, then back to where we started.


Alex bikes throughout the city and has toured in a dozen countries.  His hobby is understanding transportation infrastructure and he knows some of the history of the area we'll be riding through..