Is ice a sign of spring? Most people probably wouldn’t think so, however, Canada does things a bit differently. Newfoundland’s iceberg season is just getting started, and the first shelf was spotted outside of Bonavista.\nTypically, bergs appear off the east coast of Labrador all the way down to the southeast coast of Newfoundland. This area is colloquially known as Iceberg Alley.\nNewfoundland and Labrador’s official iceberg viewing site recommends late May and early June as the best time to catch a glimpse of the floating ice giants. However, the season stretches as far back as April.\nMany of the giant frozen formations spotted off the coast break from Greenland’s western glaciers, before floating south to Canadian waters.\nOne of these bergs was also responsible for the sinking of the Titanic back in 1912.\nIf you happen to be in Newfoundland already, at exactly the right time, you might even be able to see whales, birds, and more during this season, from a safe distance, of course.\nPhotos shared on Twitter show just how great of a view the town’s residents have of their first 2020 berg. They first caught a glimpse of it near the end of March.\nThe Cape Bonavista iceberg looks awesome under tonight's sky. #IcebergsNL #ShareYourWeather #nlwx pic.twitter.com/v6z98TDNUc— Mark Gray 🇨🇦 (@GrayMarker99) April 7, 2020\n"The Cape Bonavista iceberg looks awesome under tonight's sky. #IcebergsNL #ShareYourWeather #nlwx" wrote Bonavista resident Mark Gray.\nGray posted a number of different photos of the sea ice cube, dating back to April 2.\nOur first iceberg of the season has two holes in the upper right corner. Pretty cool! #ShareYourWeather #IcebergsNL #nature #NationalGeographic pic.twitter.com/lbUKzV0WJP— Mark Gray 🇨🇦 (@GrayMarker99) April 2, 2020\nNice iceberg off Cape Bonavista this morning. #nlwx #ShareYourWeather #explorenl #IcebergsNL pic.twitter.com/H6XzDMyt1C— Mark Gray 🇨🇦 (@GrayMarker99) April 2, 2020\nThe house in front of this beauty iceberg is my buddy's/colleague's. He's got a great view of the berg through his back window, eh! #bonavista #IcebergsNL #explorenl #ShareYourWeather pic.twitter.com/PT4qhYasQo— Mark Gray 🇨🇦 (@GrayMarker99) April 8, 2020\nOur Cape Bonavista Iceberg. #IcebergsNL #explorenl #bonavista #ShareYourWeather #nlwx #backyardview pic.twitter.com/QKptdWj8hB— Mark Gray 🇨🇦 (@GrayMarker99) April 8, 2020\nAnother zoom shot of our iceberg here in Bonavista. That house in front is my buddy's place. Perspective. #IcebergsNL #bonavista #ShareYourWeather pic.twitter.com/zaFZeBYgJO— Mark Gray 🇨🇦 (@GrayMarker99) April 8, 2020\nThe photos offer a great look at some of Canada's natural beauty.\nOther residents also captured their own shots of the floating formation from afar."Probably not the best time for a swim #photography #canon #iceberg #ocean #bonavista" wrote @barrylangdon1.\n"Got to love #iceberg season Red heart#AtlanticOcean #ruggedcoast #CapeBonavista #Bonavista #newfoundland" wrote @mobile_mentor1.\nProbably not the best time for a swim #photography #canon #iceberg #ocean #bonavista pic.twitter.com/dzHZd1pnSw— Barry Langdon 🇨🇦 (Newfie Outdoorsman)🌲 (@barrylangdon1) April 8, 2020\nGot to love #iceberg season ❤️#AtlanticOcean #ruggedcoast #CapeBonavista #Bonavista #newfoundland pic.twitter.com/D2YwqwNwoB— Shelley Harris (@mobile_mentor) April 8, 2020\nOnly in Canada could a giant chunk of ice floating in the ocean be a sign that spring has finally sprung.\n*Editor's note: Cover photo used for illustrative purposes.