There are two flowerbeds out at the front of the Canadian Museum of Nature, and during May, tulips could be found there. These were of the Canada 150 variety. The Museum was first built as a memorial museum to Queen Victoria, and in its time has served as a temporary home to Parliament after the 1916 fire, as well as housed collections of natural artifacts and the collection that today comprises the Canadian Museum of History. These days it is exclusively about nature, and it's been quite awhile since I've last shown you inside. I took the opportunity while I was here to photograph around the Landscapes Of Canada Garden, which I'll show after I'm done with this series.
Leaving the vicinity of the Museum, I went over to the Rideau Canal, where flowerbeds can be found along the route bordering the Glebe area. The tulips were looking good.
I came up where the Canal passes by Lansdowne Park. There were formal flower beds, as well as tulips in the grass and among the trees nearby, no doubt stashed there by squirrels over the years. The largest of the beds here circles around a statue that was erected at the time of the Calgary Winter Olympics, with its view looking towards the Aberdeen Pavilion.