Spring Activities

People walking under the Sakura tree blossoms at Spencer Smith Park

Spring is a lovely time of year to visit Burlington with spring bulbs and shrubs blooming in our parks and gardens.  There are also always many outdoor activities and events to enjoy.


The first signs of spring appear in the Burlington, Ontario parks and conservation areas, which also host our maple syrup festivities.  Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Mountsberg Conservation Area celebrate throughout March with wagon rides, demonstrations, tours, and of course pancakes.  You may also be able to glimpse our native plant trillium in bloom in woodlots.  Enjoy but please do not pick!


Whether you prefer hiking, bird watching or just enjoying nature, the spring is blossom time at the world-renowned Royal Botanical Gardens, one of Canada’s National Historic Sites.  Come to Your Senses and experience the spectacular displays of tulips, lilacs, iris, peonies and roses throughout the season.

Be sure to add the Canada Netherlands Friendship Day and the Sakura Festival in May and the Art Gallery of Burlington’s exhibits to your list of spring activities.

Irises in bloom at Laking Garden

What to Wear in Spring

Spring arrives in April when you’ll see early crocuses and daffodils popping up in gardens and Trilliums, our provincial flower, in woodlots. Pack lighter clothing along with a warm spring jacket, or sweater and an umbrella for the occasional spring shower.