Despite some setbacks and non-starts this year, we are finally, finally beginning to see visual evidence of spring in Canada. Our favourite signs of spring are the emergence of beautiful blossoms, so we thought we’d better celebrate. Canada, we know you’re pretty. You don’t have to show off!
1. Almost There
These delicate little guys in Langely, BC are raring to go, now that the temperatures are finally cooperating.
2. Canadian Tulip Festival
Every May, Ottawa is home to the Canadian Tulip Festival, and this year’s crop is getting ready to strut their stuff.
3. Forever Cherry Blossoms
Vancouverites know that right now is the best time to take advantage of the gorgeous cherry blossoms blooming on streets and in parks all over town.
4. Buchart Gardens, of Course
No visit to Victoria, BC is complete without a trip to Butchart Gardens, especially in the spring. Don’t you just want to get lost in there for a couple of hours?
5. Walking on Clouds
This little critter is hard at work, so we’ll stop and smell the flowers for him.
6. Wild Mountain Beauty
Along with their spectacular winter vistas, Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta is also famous for their spring wildflowers, and they even celebrate with a Wildflower Festival every June. Half of all wildflower species found in Alberta grow in this part, and of those, 175 species are listed as rare in Alberta, and 20 are only found in Waterton. Worth the hike, to be sure!