Canada is a country that presents a beautiful but harsh landscape during the winter months. Icy temperatures put some people off paying a visit. However, it’s a different story when spring arrives. The country presents some of the most stunning scenery in the world as the cold of winter transitions to a more temperate summer climate.
Traveller-focused websites, like Seeker.io, connect travellers with like-minded travel writers who can provide an array of information and inspiration to make a visit to Canada in spring truly memorable.
Here are five favorite spring-time locations in Canda that have their very own springtime magic:
Quebec City is stunning at any time of year, but it’s also freezing during the winter and very hot in the middle of summer. Most visitors find spring temperatures to be just right. During a spring visit to Quebec City you can shop at the Marché du Vieux-Port, where you can buy impressive fresh produce such as cider and maple products. You can also visit the St-Roch neighbourhood of the city, where craft beer is the order of the day.
High Park, Toronto
It’s the spring when nature awakens in High Park, Toronto. This makes it one of the best times of year to visit; along with fall when the colours are on show. One of the most impressive sights is the blossom on the Sakura cherry trees. It blooms in April or May, depending on the weather conditions in the city.
Wascana Lake, Regina
Wascana Lake has been a feature of the Regina landscape for over a century, although it has slightly changed location, as well as changing size, over the years. It’s a place of recreation for locals and visitors alike. The west lake in this recreation area is a hive of activity, in late spring and throughout the summer. Visitors can sail, row and canoe on the waters. They can also spend time walking around the water, and enjoying the scenery.
Banff National Park
Banff National Park is probably most famous for its wintry landscape and winter sports activities. However, when spring arrives in the park, you can see wildlife emerging. During later spring, and throughout the summer, you can also take to the hiking and biking trails. This gives you the opportunity to explore and get closer to nature.
The public gardens in Vancouver are glorious during the spring, as flowers begin to bloom. After taking a stroll around them, you may want to try some whale watching. The whale watching season starts in March, and spring is generally the best time to see these magnificent beasts in action.
Spring is the time when many Canadians start to spend more time outdoors, after the restrictions of winter. This means that there is a lively and fresh vibe in the air. Couple this with the stunning scenery that is on offer, and you can see why Canada is such a magical place to visit in springtime.
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