In early April Queen Victoria Park on the Canadian side of the border near the falls comes alive with bright yellow beautiful daffodils. In fact there are so many of these daffodils Niagara Falls has become known as the daffodil capital of North America.
Springtime in Niagara brings millions of tulips, everywhere you look you’ll see the brightly coloured flowers. You can’t help smelling spring at the Centennial Lilac Garden, down river near the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge. It’s a-bloom with more than 1,200 aromatic lilac bushes. It’s located beside the Niagara Parks Commission’s Floral Clock with its new face of 19,000 springtime flowers.
Nearby are the grounds of the Niagara Parks Commission’s Botanical Gardens. You’ll discouver 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens with stunning colorful springtime flowers. You’ll understand the expression,”it’s like a breath of spring air” when you visit the gardens.
In the historic area of Niagara Falls an event called Springlicious occurs late May. This is primarily a free outdoor music festival with plenty of live bands, street food vendors and activities for the kids. Last year more than 35,000 people enjoyed this spring time event.
On April 3rd the world famous Shaw Festival begins its 52nd season when it previews Somerset Maugham’s social comedy, Our Betters. Soon after that the hit Broadway musical Guys and Dolls begins previews on the Festival stage April 12th.The season officially opens in May with 10 plays running in repertory on 4 stages until the end of October.
In Niagara, spring is not only in the air, it’s in the gardens and everywhere. You won’t be able to miss it.