Noise warning: Naval gun and CF-18 flyby to kick off Tulip Festival this weekend

Canadian Tulip Festival 2021

The City of Ottawa would like to inform residents that a naval gun from the HMCS Carleton at Dows Lake will be fired at approximately 11:45 am on Saturday, May 11 to mark the start of this year’s Canadian Tulip Festival. At the same time, a pair of CF18 jets and a Griffon helicopter will also fly overhead.

Residents living around Dows Lake can expect a brief but loud noise associated with the naval salute and flyby.

Residents can also expect to see numerous drones in the air around 9:15 pm on May 19. The drones will emit light and will be used for the Tulip Festival closing ceremonies at Dows Lake.

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