Tulips of the Valley started the Tulip Festival in 2006 in partnership with Onos Greenhouses Ltd who owns and grows the tulips on the fields. The product from these fields that Onos Greenhouses uses are the tulip bulbs. These bulbs are used in their greenhouse operation to produce cut Tulips that are sold through western Canada and the Northern States.
After enjoying these fields for years all to myself, I decided to open the fields and share the beauty with anyone who wishes to see them. Over the 10 years we have been opening our fields, we have grown from a couple of hundred visitors to nearly 20,000 this past year.
Together with my husband, my three kids, who also work with me at the festival, and a group of close friends we have slowly grown the festival to the size it is.
Onos Greenhouses Leases the land our tulips are on from the Seabird Island Band. I have had an amazing partnership with Seabird, and over the past several years their local Travel Club has taken over the parking component of our festival. This has been a win-win situation for both parties involved.
Our Tulip Festival takes place each April and its opening dates depend fully on the weather.
Every year we look forward to opening our gates and see the delight on people’s faces as they wander around our tulip fields, snapping pictures to their hearts content.
While on the fields you will also be able to enjoy fresh Dutch Stroopwafels, Bannock, and several vendors from our local Agassiz Farmers market including Tasty Chicken and Honeyview farms. Also stop by our store to buy your fresh cut greenhouse tulips, potted flowers and photocards.