If you felt like the month of March seemed to last for an eternity, you’re not the only one! While certain circumstances have kept many of us stuck at home during the first few weeks of springtime, the natural world is carrying on as usual without us. In fact, these photos show just how beautiful spring in Canada really is, and it appears that the country’s wildlife is thriving!\nFor the first time ever, Canadians have been unable to get outdoors to welcome the beginning of spring, and it’s safe to say that we’re all missing the new season.\nHowever, thanks to the internet and social media, we don’t have to miss out too much, and we can enjoy photos of all of spring’s wonders from the comfort of our own home.\nWhile we can’t yet go hiking again, or explore the country’s beautiful national parks, it’s nice to know that Canada's flowers, trees, birds, and critters are totally enjoying all of this newfound peace and quiet.\nFrom the reemergence of grizzlies, to the return of Canada geese and the gorgeous, lengthy sunsets, there’s signs everywhere that summer is officially on the horizon.\nHold tight Canada, we’ll get there!\nPolar Bear Cubs Are Out & Exploring\nView this post on Instagram Happy International Polar Bear Day! . . . #nathab #naturalhabitatadventures #churchillmanitoba #travelmanitoba #polarbear A post shared by Leah (@leahcjh) on Feb 27, 2020 at 9:10am PST\nDuring March and April, Canadians in places like Churchill can often get a first glimpse of polar bear cubs, who have recently become old enough to start exploring their new world.\nWhen you finally see young bears out and about in the tundra, you know that it must be springtime!\nThe Ducks Have Returned\nSpring is in the air. As ice begins to leave harbours Canada geese and ducks are returning for the summer months. As ponds thaw out they will move on them to have their young in another 6 weeks or so. pic.twitter.com/1TVGq4AS8b— Stan Collins (@stan_sdcollins) March 31, 2020\nIf you’ve been missing your local park or pond ducks, don’t worry! They’re on their way home.\nDuring Canada’s winters, when many of the ponds and lakes freeze over, the ducks totally disappear. While many waterfowl species will fly elsewhere during the cold months, they always return during the spring.\nFlowers Are Blooming\nView this post on Instagram #mississauga #celebrationsquare #woodlands #livingartscentre #artgalleryofmississauga #clarkson #clarksonvillage #creditriver #streetsville #meadowvale #portcredit #Lakeview #cooksville #dixie #erindale #lornepark #sheridan A post shared by mississauga (@squareonemississsauga) on Apr 1, 2020 at 2:27pm PDT\nFor too long Canada's gardens have been sludge, snow, and muddy, wet slush.\nThankfully, the country's flowers and shrubs are already making a comeback, and they're returning as vibrant, bright and beautiful as ever.\nGrizzlies Are Waking Up\nWestern Canada's toughest bear named 'The Boss' is in Alberta. and he just woke up from hibernation.https://t.co/xDypbU5uIr #canada #canadian #news— Narcity Canada (@NarcityCanada) March 27, 2020\nLast month, Banff National Park’s first grizzly bear woke up from hibernation, proving that the 2019-2020 winter season was well and truly over.\nKnown to locals as "The Boss," this 15-year-old grizzly is one of the park's biggest and toughest critters. Apparently, this huge creature was even hit by a train, and he walked away without a scratch as evidence!\nGood morning, sleepyhead!\nSunsets Are Getting Later\nView this post on Instagram What a beautiful sky!!! #nofilter #sharpenonly #ottawasunset #sunset #wintersunset #ostra #springequinox A post shared by Laurie (@aredheadunraveled) on Mar 21, 2020 at 4:22pm PDT\nAfter months and months of cold, dark evenings, things are really starting to brighten up.\nBy now, most of the country is experiencing daylight until almost 8 p.m. That's a whole lot of daytime to enjoy!\nBabies Are Being Born\nView this post on Instagram Le renard arctique... probablement l'une des espèces animales les plus mignonnes du parc. Né au printemps dernier, ce bébé renard a maintenant 4 mois. 😍 📸 : @sunnntannn Arctic fox ... probably one of the cutest animal species in the park. Born this spring, this arctic fox cub is now 4 months old. 😍 #parcomega #outaouaisfun #arcticfox A post shared by Parc Omega (@parcomega) on Aug 9, 2019 at 9:01am PDT\nSpring is the time that many animal babies are born, and some of them are almost too adorable to handle.\nOver at Parc Omega, 'tis the season for arctic fox cubs, elk calves, bear cubs, and so much more.\nAccording to the parc's Instagram page, many of the young animals are born in the months of April and May, before emerging for the first time during the summer months. Eek!\nBlossoms Are Back\nView this post on Instagram Cherry blossom, Downtown Vancouver BC💮➡️Меня поражает в Ванкувере сочетание мегаполиса и природы🏙️ ⠀ Про животных в городе я уже писала: чего стоят койоты, которые воют по ночам под окнами!🐺 Здесь невероятно бережно относятся к природе: каждый свободный клочок земли отдан под парк, сквер или сад🌄. И в целом нет ощущения, что ты находишься в огромном городе - он не давит🥊 ⠀ Не нужно куда-то специально ехать или идти, чтобы отдохнуть на свежем воздухе: он везде свежий и чистый! ⠀ А еще на территории Большого ванкувера, (агломерации нескольких городе, в том числе и Нью Вестминстера) живет всего 2,5 млн человек. А площадь Большого Ванкувера сопоставима с Москвой, где проживает около 15 млн человек😱. Сперва казалось, что на улицах уж слишком пусто. А теперь я думаю, что это замечательно: просторно, комфортно, и никто не нарушает личное пространство🧘🏻♀️ ⠀ И вот что интересно: многие утверждают, что обожают мегаполисы и бешеный ритм жизни. Я лично знаю таких людей, поездки на природу для них превращаются в пытку. ⠀ 🔎Интересно узнать, чем именно народ так привлекает жизнь в ритме большого города и отталкивает более размеренный и спокойный образ жизни в городах поменьше. ⠀ 🧐Шумный мегаполис или тихий городок? ⠀ #vancouver_canada #vancity #vancouver #vancitybuzz #vancitylife #vancouverbc #enjoycanada #enjoyvancouver #vancity #downtownvancouver #cherryblossomvancouver #cherryblossomfest #cherryblossomcanada #greatshots #greatshotz #marvelshots #wildernessculture #sakura #Двое_в_Канаде_не_считая_Жучки #landscapephotography #travel #cherryblossom #naturephotography #wildlife #countryside #wilderness #trail #adventure #discover A post shared by TRAVEL | CANADA | PHOTOGRAPHY (@annaburm_worldtrips) on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:39pm PDT\nNothing gives you that sweet taste of summer like the sight of blooming pink cherry blossoms.\nThey're a wonderful sight after many weeks of bare branches and snow-covered trees.\nWhile May is usually the best time to catch the flowers, you can start to see them returning to their pink colour in early April.\nThe Geese Have Come Home\nView this post on Instagram These geese at a nearby pond are wonderful to watch and photograph .Once I’d fed them corn , I sat on the bench to watch and listen to their noisy honks ,barks and cackles #geese #goose #geeseofinstagram #waterbirds #birds #birdsofinstagram #canadagoose #canadiangoose #birding#birdlovers #geeselife #feedinggeese #nuts_about_birds #nutsaboutbirds #pondlife #canadageese #canadagoose #nuts_about_geese #feedthegeese #handsomegeese #noisygeese A post shared by Dollypops (@thedot2007) on Mar 29, 2020 at 2:14pm PDT\nIn Canada, nothing says “winter is over” like the return of the geese.\nThe birds are the perfect indicator that spring is near, as they return north when they notice the warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours.\nWhile their constant honk-honking will surely be annoying again by summer, it’s a welcome sound for now.\nMaple Syrup Is Everywhere\nView this post on Instagram something I hear way to often when people find out we tap our maple tree is; isn't that a waste of time, isn't buying syrup at the store cheaper... cue the eye rolls and crazy looks - and yes it takes A LOT of time to boil down all the sap with a small return in syrup when you talk about volume (40 gallons of sap produces 1 gallon of finished syrup) - and no i'm not doing these things to save money - In the broadest defense it's a hobby - I don't criticize everyone else's hobbies (which all cost money with "little return" if you really want to get into things) - I do it because it's important to harvest things from my own land, with my own hands. People are so often disconnected from what they consume that they think cheap chemical versions of foods are comparable to whole natural foods. And wasting time is all subjective anyways right ? is it a waste of time to sit outside and read a book, or connect with our families as sap boils down - to what alternative ? sitting on the couch watching netflix or scrolling our phones ? So to answer simply the question of isn't it all a waste of time / more expensive than store bought my answer will always be no. ✌🏻 A post shared by Taylor | lostandfarmed (@lostandfarmed) on Mar 18, 2020 at 8:07am PDT\nIn many parts of the country, February through May is known as maple syrup season.\nThis is because maple farmers are beginning to tap their trees to harvest sap. It’s a sign that warmer weather is on the way, as mild temperatures allows the sap to flow freely through the tree trunks, straight out of the trees and then eventually onto your pancakes.\nIt even *tastes* like spring!\nHocus Pocus Prairie Crocus\nView this post on Instagram Spring has sprung. #springincanada #itsabouttime #nofilters #standingstill #stopandsmelltheflowers A post shared by Andrea Garbula (@andreagarbula) on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:04pm PDT\nAnybody who lives in the prairie provinces will be familiar with this little flower.\nThe prairie crocus — besides being the floral emblem of Manitoba — is a sure signifier of spring. This is because they're one of the first flowers to bloom in the new year, and their appearance means that many more wildflowers are coming.\nOnce you’ve seen it, you can almost guarantee that warmer weather is on its way.\nBeavers Bounce Back\nView this post on Instagram Beavers are cool! #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehab #wildliferescue #northamericanbeaver #beaver #beavers #sonomacounty #wildlife A post shared by Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue (@scwildliferescue) on Mar 30, 2020 at 12:51pm PDT\nAs it's the Canadian national symbol, nothing is more important than the beaver!\nOn especially warm days in March and April, adult beavers will also start making an appearance! Hungry after the winter, a munching beaver is a sure sign that the new season is upon us.\nAdditionally, during the spring season, thousands of beavers are born across Canada, and they’re super fluffy and adorable when they’re young.\nHappy springtime, Canada!