Winnipeg, MB – This week it is expected that 5,000 Canada 150 tulips, the official tulip for Canada’s 150th anniversary, will come to life in flower beds across Winnipeg. These tulips were planted by the City to acknowledge and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
The Canada 150 tulip’s elegant white bloom with red flames bears a striking resemblance to our maple leaf flag. The tulip displays are part of a larger Canada 150 celebration that will see 300,000 tulips blooming across the nation this spring.
The National Capital Commission (NCC) has partnered with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and other organizations across Canada for the selection and distribution of the Canada 150 tulip. Canada 150 tulips which bloom in the colors of the Canadian flag symbolize gratitude and the long-standing friendship between Canada and the Netherlands, and will bring both pride and joy to gardens and communities from coast to coast.
Winnipeggers and visitors to our city can view the tulip displays at the following locations:
- King’s Park located at 198 Kings Drive
- Pembina Highway and Jubilee Avenue flower gardens
- Pembina Highway and Bishop Grandin Boulevard flower gardens
- Fort Rouge Park located at 295 River Ave
- Andrew Currie Park located at 1420 Wellington Cres
- Kildonan Park located at 2015 Main
- Bruce Park located at 1966 Portage
- Waterfront Drive
- Dynasty Building, 180 King Street (Japanese Gardens)
- Central Park located at 400 Cumberland
- Provencher Boulevard
- Queen Elizabeth Bridge
- St. Vital Park located at 190 River Road
- Centennial Park located at 802 Raleigh
- Guay Park located at 454 St Mary’s Rd
- Circle Park located at 50 Park Circle
- John Dickson Park located at 1400 Henderson