Get ready to stop and smell the blooms. If you are counting down to the end of winter, we have the best places to see spring flowers in Ontario.

Soon enough, you'll be able to stroll under the pink cherry blossoms and picnic under magnolia trees.

Forget buying a bouquet when you can visit a garden bursting with colourful buds like tulips, peonies and lilacs. Once the warm weather arrives, these are the spots you'll want to see for yourself.

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High Park

Price: Free

Address: 1873 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is one of the most breathtaking places to see cherry blossoms around Toronto. Here you can stroll under a canopy of pale pink flowers.

Centennial Lilac Garden

Price: Free

Address: 14004 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is a purple wonderland when it is in full bloom. Here you can see fragrant 1,200 lilac bushes.

Kariya Park

Price: Free

Address: 3620 Kariya Dr., Mississauga, ON

Why You Need To Go: This park feels like a trip to Japan during their famous cherry blossom season. The garden honours Mississauga's sister city relationship with Kariya in Aichi.

Dominion Arboretum

Price: Free

Address: Arboretum, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: In the spring, you can see tons of blooming magnolia and pink crabapple trees. It makes a fantastic spot to enjoy a picnic or go cycling.

Queenston Heights Park

Price: Free

Address: 14184 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can bring a book and relax under the stunning cherry trees.

Ornamental Gardens

Price: Free

Address: 75 National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: They have so many different plants to see, including a section devoted to lilacs and peonies.

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse

Price: $7 per person

Address: 7145 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: One not to miss sight at the showhouse is the gorgeous magnolia walkway that looks straight out of a dream.

Millennium Trail

Price: Free

Address: Main Street, Warkworth, ON

Why You Need To Go: Following the 2.6-kilometre lilac trail, you'll walk next to over 300 blooming plants.

Canadian Tulip Festival

Price: Free

When: May 14 - 24

Address: Commissioners Park, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The world-famous festival has 300,000 tulips that bloom every spring in every colour of the rainbow.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.