Canada Unveils Official 150th Anniversary Tulip

Canada's 150th has its own tulip

The Canada 150 tulip is the official tulip of Canada’s 150th anniversary. More than 200,000 Canada 150 tulips are blooming across the National Capital Region this spring.

The Canada 150 tulip’s elegant white bloom with red flames bears a striking resemblance to our maple leaf flag. The National Capital Commission (NCC) has partnered with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Home Hardware, exclusive retailer of this special tulip bulb, and Communities in Bloom for the selection and distribution of the Canada 150 tulip.

During the sesquicentennial celebrations in spring 2017, 300,000 Canada 150 tulips will be showcased in the NCC’s flower beds, and thousands more will bloom in community gardens across Canada.

“The tulip represents gratitude and the long-standing friendship between Canada and the Netherlands. Blooming in the colours of Canada’s flag, Canada 150 tulips will bring both pride and joy to gardens and communities from coast to coast to coast,” Kees Cole, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  In 1940 the Dutch Royal Family took shelter in Canada following the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands.