The Canadian Tulip Legacy is a nationally registered charity in Canada that aims to commemorate and celebrate the contribution of Canadian soldiers to the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II. The charity was established to honour the sacrifices of over 7,500 Canadian soldiers who fought in the war and to celebrate the only royal personage ever born on Canadian soil, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet.
The Canadian Tulip Legacy is also associated with the tradition of planting tulips in Canada’s national capital region, which has been ongoing since the end of World War II. They work closely with the National Capital Commission (NCC), which is responsible for planting and caring for over one million tulips in the region. The Festival, which takes place every May, showcases this stunning floral display to the world.
In addition to promoting and preserving the tulip tradition, The festival also aims to educate future generations of Canadians about the cost of freedom, the importance of international friendship, and the meaning behind the gift of tulips.
Access to the commemorative tulip displays in the National Capital Region is generally free and open to the public during the festival. It’s recommended to check the festival’s website or specific event details for more information on fees and donations.
More information here: https://tulipfestival.ca/