What’s Blooming Across Canada


From pink cherry blossoms to vivid blue camas lilies, here’s where to admire colourful blooms this spring.

A field of blue camas lilies at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, BC.
Beacon Hill Park   Photo: Nick Kenrick

Beacon Hill Park

Victoria, BC

Wander the wild Garry Oak Meadow, carpeted in vivid blue camas lilies, where Salish people once gathered in spring to collect the edible camas bulbs, a staple Indigenous food.

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Pink cherry blossom trees at Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

Vancouver, BC

Located on top of Little Mountain, the 130–acre park is where groups gather every spring to picnic under the canopy of pink cherry blossoms in celebration of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs from March 29 to April 25, 2024.

Vibrant purple and yellow flowers cover the fields at the base of the mountain range at Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton Lake National Park   Photo: Luca Cadez

Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Park, AB

The Canadian Rockies meet the Prairies at this biosphere reserve, dubbed the wildflower capital of Canada. Between panoramic mountain vistas and waterfalls, more than 400 flowering plants can be spotted on hiking trails, including many that are unique to the area like the Pygmy Poppy.

A close up of a cherry blossom tree in High Park, Toronto
High Park   Photo: Frank Huang

High Park

Toronto, ON

2,000 Japanese Somei–Yoshino sakura trees were gifted to Toronto in 1959, in appreciation of the city’s acceptance of relocated Japanese–Canadians following the Second World War. Check the status of the blooms before your visit with the Sakura Watch virtual stream.

Bright yellow daffodils bloom beside Niagara Falls, Ontario
Queen Victoria Park

Queen Victoria Park

Niagara Falls, ON

In early April, millions of daffodils dapple the green Niagara parklands with their yellow petals, earning the area the unofficial designation as the Daffodil Capital of North America.

Pink tulips line the paths at Commissioners Park in Ottawa
Commissioners Park

Commissioners Park

Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Tulip Festival runs between May 10 and 20, commemorating the Liberation of The Netherlands during World War II with more than a million tulips. Over the years, the 71–year–old celebration has blossomed into a full–fledged event, with food trucks, lunch n’ learn sessions, drone shows, movies in the park and more.

Flowers in bloom beside the manor at Domaine de Maizerets
Domaine de Maizerets

Domaine de Maizerets

Quebec City, QC

In late spring, this historic park bursts into bloom with beds of vibrant rhododendrons, tulips, daffodils and magnolias. Take in the colours from the numerous walking paths, cycling trails or meticulously landscaped picnic areas.

Annapolis Valley

Kentville, NS

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, held between May and June in honour of the orchards that line the scenic Evangeline Trail.