Week of May 12-19, 2014
Tulips as far as the eye can see
Until May 19, tulip fever sweeps through Gatineau and Ottawa at the 62st annual Canadian Tulip Festival. This year’s program includes free concerts at Tulip Plaza, fireworks, a tulip treasure hunt, a Mad Hatter’s tea party, themed restaurant menus and an airborne parade of vintage aircraft. More than a million colourful tulips will brighten up the National Capital Region during the three-week festival!
When nature meets technology
On Saturday, May 17, Eco-Odyssée welcomes you for the 2014 season. Hop aboard a pedal boat to explore a water maze winding through the La Pêche marshland, and use your smartphone to find clues along the way. Before you leave, stop by and say hi to the beaver family!
Sheep Shearing Festival
From May 17 to 19, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum presents its annual Sheep Shearing Festival. Throughout the weekend, you can attend sheep shearing demonstrations, workshops in leather preparation, felt making and wool carding, and sheepdog agility and herding demonstrations. You can also learn all about knitting, weaving and finger weaving, and meet some alpacas.
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