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Ottawa's tulip festival, in pictures

From Lansdowne Park to Major's Hill Park, from Dows Lake to the ByWard Market, it's hard to miss all the tulips dotting Ottawa's urban landscape these days.

Colourful bulbs dotting urban landscape, from Lansdowne Park to ByWard Market

Cyclists walk past a grove of tulips — including a couple of the Canada 150 varieties — at Commissioners Park in Ottawa on May 17. 2017. (Trevor Pritchard)

From Lansdowne Park to Major's Hill Park, from Dows Lake to the ByWard Market, it's hard to miss the tulips dotting Ottawa's urban landscape. 

The Canadian Tulip Festival is in full swing, and one of this year's highlights have been the proliferation of Canada 150 tulips, with their distinctive red-and-white markings bearing resemblance the Canadian flag — at least, most of the time.

So many people have been out snapping photos, in fact, that on Thursday the National Capital Commission urged motorists to drive with extra caution near Commissioners Park this weekend.

We've been out taking photos too. Here are a few of the best:

Canada 150 tulips bloom near Dows Lake in Ottawa on May 17, 2017 as part of the Canadian Tulip Festival. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)
A woman snaps a photo of a tulip at Commissioners Park on May 17, 2017, during the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)
Two women take photos of tulips blooming near Dows Lake on May 17, 2017, during the Canadian Tulip Festival. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)
Tulips line the side of the Agriculture Pavilion at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa during the Canadian Tulip Festival on May 17, 2017. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)
Tulips in bloom at Major's Hill Park during the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa on May 18, 2017. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)
People wander the rows of tulips at Major's Hill Park during the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa on May 18, 2017. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)

On Twitter, CBC Ottawa weather guru Ian Black has also been sharing some of the public's best shots from this year's festival.

The festival officially runs until May 22.