This flower is the beloved tulip. It belongs to the genus Tulipa. This specific type is often known as the Tulipa ‘London’.
In Canada, tulips symbolize an important part of our history. In the Second World War Canadian troops played a major role in the liberation of the Netherlands. Thus, in 1945 Princess Juliana of the Netherlands presented 100,000 tulips to Ottawa as a thank you for all their help and hard work. The annual Canadian tulip festival has continued on from 1953 as a symbol of Canadian pride.