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10 reasons to love May in Canada

10 reasons to love May in Canada

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Community & Current Events

10 reasons to love May in Canada

Canadian Tulip Festival
Each May Ottawa is awash in colour during this flower festival that attracts 50,000 people each year. Events also include a fireworks display, concerts, a veteran's memorial service and more.
May 8–18 2015

Tulip Festival in Ottawa Ontario in May
Image courtesy of the Canadian Tulip Festival
Vancouver Farmers Markets
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Vancouver Farmers Market with a visit to one of the nine weekly markets -- which support 250 small BC producers -- opening throughout May.
May 10 2015

Image courtesy of Vancouver Farmers Markets

Mother's Day
Show Mom your appreciation for all she's done. Having trouble finding the right gift or need brunch recipes? We've got all your inspiration here. 
May 10 2015

Mother's Day in Canada
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You'll find plenty of music, art, and outdoor activities at St. Andrews, N.B., during this three-day BYOB festival. That's right, bring your own kayak or canoe! If you don't have one, rentals are available within town.
May 14–17 2015
Paddlefest Image courtesy of Luke MacDonald

Victoria Day
Declared as a national holiday in 1845, Canada is the only country to celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday otherwise known as the "May two-four" long weekend. Be sure to pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the local fireworks display!
May 18 2015

Victoria Day fireworks
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The New Festival of Wines
Taking place in Charlottetown's Eastlink Centre, over 250 wines from 13 different countries are waiting to be sampled. This year's festival is having a special feature selection of wines from Spain. This event is for participants aged 19 and up.
May 22–23 2015

Image courtesy of Jennifer Caseley

Teddy Bears' Picnic
More than 30,000 kids, bears and families attended to this Winnipeg event last year in support of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Kids bring in their stuffed animals to Assiniboine Park for their physical exam from the hospital's stellar team of doctors and nurses. Make sure your stuffed buddy is in top condition and learn a thing or two about health and safety.
May 31

Teddy Bear Picnic
Image courtesy of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

Go Bike Montreal Festival
Bikes are best during this fest. Multiple tours through lovely Montreal start on the 24th, and then from the 25th to the 29th Montrealers are challenged to bike-to-work. There's also The Tour la Nuit, an evening event when participants are encouraged to wear costumes as they cycle 21-kilometres through the city streets.
May 24–31 2015

La Tour la Nuit bike festival Montreal
FlickrCC/ Tejvan Pettinger

The Prairie Lily Boat Tour
May sees the start of the season for this riverboat cruise. Docked behind the Mendel Art Gallery in downtown Saskatoon the riverboat is waiting to whisk you through the Meewasin Valley along the South Saskatchewan River.

Prairie Lily Boat Tour
Image courtesy of Louis Christ

Signal Hill
May is the perfect month to take a hike on the trails at Signal Hill in St. John's. Be sure to visit Visitor Centre to learn about its military and communications significance.

Signal Hill
Image courtesy of John Strung


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