TULIP MANIA! The Canadian Tulip Festival

May 18 - 22, 2020

TULIP MANIA!The Canadian Tulip Festival.

May 18-22, 2020 Ottowa, Ontario Canada

With Lori Diemer and Cynthia Sutcliffe

Lori and Cynthia are very excited to offer this tour to one of the world's largest Tulip Festivals.  With over 1 million bulbs blooming in May, the parks and gardens of Ottowa become a colorful mosaic. We are timing this tour for the week after the city wide festival, in order to avoid the massive crowds. Barring any extreme weather, the tulips will still be in peak bloom.

"The Canadian Tulip Festival was established to celebrate the historic Royal gift of tulips from the Dutch to Canadians immediately following the Second World War as a symbol of international friendship. The Festival preserves the memorable role of the Canadian troops in the liberation of the Netherlands and Europe, as well as commemorates the birth of Dutch Princess Margriet in Ottawa during World War II—the only royal personage ever born in Canada." (tulipfestival.ca)

In addition to tulips, participants will have the opportunity to photograph architecture, manicured public gardens, street, and night photography. Lori and Cynthia will also be bringing light boxes and textured glass set-ups in case of inclement weather during the tour.

Cynthia Sutcliffe is an avid photographer and studied Horticulture and Floral Design. She was the International Floral Program Coordinator(Canadian Tulip Festival 2000), and served on the Floral Program Board for 3 more years.  Cynthia is a lifelong resident of Ottowa.

Lori Diemer is a professional photographer and tour guide from Willoughby, Ohio.  She started Lori Diemer Photo Tours, LLC., to share her love for traveling to beautiful locations and sharing them with other photographers. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Cleveland State University, Lake Hospital Systems, Frankel & Schickler Law Firm, and Inova Health Care Systems in Washington DC, Georgia and Ohio.

A $300.00 deposit will secure your place on this Fun & Flowerfull Tour!

The small group size of 8 participants will make getting around the city easier.


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