Montreal got its first hint of warm weather these past few days and it seems like the city population multiplied. Thousands of people took to the streets and restaurant terrasses to take advantage of the few hours of warmth.\nThough temperatures are set to drop this week, we're on a definite and tangible trajectory toward summer!\nMontreal has fewer visible signs of spring than other Canadian cities. While Toronto and Vancouver have their annual, much-hyped cherry tree blossoms, for example, Montreal is largely devoid of that particular flowering tree.\nBut that doesn't mean that Montrealers can't still take in the full glory of the spring bloom!\nREAD ALSO: Montreal's Botanical Garden Will Be Free For A Day This Month\nIn fact, to celebrate the peak of the spring season, the Montreal Botanical Garden is hosting a giant picnic under the flowering crabapple trees in its famed Japanese garden!\nThe O-hanami Picnic will take place on May 19th, 2019!\nView this post on Instagram Les fleurs n'attendent que vous au #JardinBotanique, #rhododendron, #pommetier et bien plus encore! ---------------------- Our flowers await you at the #BotanicalGarden, #Rhododendron, #floweringcrabapple and so much more! #Montréal #Montreal #family #famille #enfamille #familytime #mtl A post shared by Espace pour la vie (@espacepourlavie) on May 21, 2017 at 9:06am PDT\nView this post on Instagram Kois are pretty interesting fishes to observe A post shared by Amir Kiwan (@kiwamir) on Jul 23, 2017 at 2:07pm PDT\n"In Japan, aristocrats in the Heian Period (794–1185) would hold flower-viewing parties beneath the cherry trees in bloom. Thus was born the tradition of o-hanami, the custom of viewing (mi) flowers (hana)," the event site reads.\n"Not particularly hardy, Japanese cherry trees do not flower easily in our climate. However, our many crabapple trees with their pretty blooms will create an effect that is just as peaceful and romantic."\nPicnic-goers will each get a boxed lunch with "traditional" Japanese fare, according to the Fondation du Jardin et du Pavillon Japonais de Montréal.\nView this post on Instagram Magnolia de Loebner au Jardin botanique de Montréal @espacepourlavie A post shared by Espace pour la vie (@espacepourlavie) on May 1, 2013 at 10:52am PDT\nView this post on Instagram Une #nature luxuriante vous attend au Ruisseau fleuri du #Jardinbotanique #Mtl #Floraison Come enjoy the verdant #Flowery Brook at the #BotanicalGarden #Mtl. #mtlmoments #livemontreal #explorecanada #exploreqc #tourisme #voyage #canada #quebec #naturelover #naturelovers #naturephotography #nature #nature_perfection #instanature #mothernature #flowers #plants #nature #plantes #floraisons ©Espace pour la vie (Martine Larose) A post shared by Espace pour la vie (@espacepourlavie) on Aug 5, 2016 at 7:36am PDT\nTo register for the event, participants much reserve their boxed lunch on the foundation website here. "Only individuals who have reserved a boxed lunch may take part in the event," the Espace pour la vie website clarifies. You must also register before May 13th.\nEach boxed lunch costs $26.\nSpace is limited so act fast!\nFor more info, check out the Botanical Garden website here!