It looks like spring weather may come a little early this year, and is anyone really mad about that? As we all know, the season of spring brings the loveliest of colours to our city as flowers begin to grow at every corner we turn. With this in mind, MTL Blog thought it would be useful to list out some of the spots filled with flowers in and around Montreal that you should seek out once spring is in full force.
All of these spots are no more than an hour and a half drive away, which makes for an easy day trip. Some you won't even need to leave the city for — an added bonus.
Of course, we have one of the best gardens right here in Montreal all year long, the Botanical Gardens, but that doesn't mean we can't explore new ones as well!
Take a look below at the seven of the prettiest flower spots near Montreal that you have to visit this spring, whether it be with your best friend, your mom, your significant other, or as a solo date!
I hope this list gets you as excited for spring as it did for me.
Canadian Tulip Festival
Where: Commissioners Park, Ottawa. Located at the corner of Preston Street and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway
When: May 8 to 18
Cost: $5 per adult; $3 for students
You can check out all the events at the festival, here!
Hochelaga Flower Market 2020
Where: Place Simon-Valois
When: May 16 to 18
Cost: Free to attend
Read more about the monarch butterfly release too!
Where: 1270, rue Principale, Laval
When: To be determined (usually opens mid-May)
Cost: TBD (last year prices ranged from $8-$10 for entry; tulips were $1 each, $10 for 12 or $20 for 30)