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Spring Travel to Canada


Spring comes slowly to Canada, but when it lands, look out. Flowers burst out of their casings and so do Canadians, in a flurry of activities and festivals to welcome the new warmth. Montreal in particular has an excellent spring festival schedule, but all over the country you will find heaps of music, art, and food to reignite your spirit and get your juices flowing along with the melting snow. Skiing and snowboarding are still popular springtime activities in Canada as the mountains stay powder fresh well into the season, and from March to April you can experience spectacular sky event of aurora borealis: the northern lights. This is the season for bird watching and flower peeping as the flora and fauna of Canada wake up and smell the sunshine. You will still need warm clothing and appropriate gear in the Canadian springtime, but with a little pluck and determination you will find that spring will make you sing, no matter what part of the country you are in.

  • Get your gear in gear and camp out under the stars, next to a fire and with friends, and wait for the aurora borealis to appear.
  • In Montreal in May? Buy tickets to MUTEK, one of the continent’s premier electronic music festivals, boasting cutting-edge arts productions in clubs throughout the city.
  • Vancouver shines in spring, from swaying Capistrano Bridge to the Grouse Grind hiking trail to the many microbrews on tap when you cuddle up in a warm tavern at night.
  • Hit up the flower-lined streets of Victoria, with more petals in more colors than you thought possible. Rainy? Pop into one of the city’s exciting museums.
  • Walk on the ocean floor at the Bay of Fundy, which boasts the highest tides in the world with a difference of seventeen meters between high tide and low tide.

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