Best time to travel to Montreal

Cherry Blossom

Spring blooms dress Montreal in pale pink

Cherry Blossom in Montreal 2020 - Best Time
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You know that spring has arrived in Montreal when you see hundreds of blossoming cherry trees all over the city. The first buds usually begin to bloom at the beginning of May and stay on trees until the end of the month, filling the air with a delicate fragrance.

Blossoms in the spring behind a bronze wolf statue around Place des Arts 2020
Blossoms in the spring behind a bronze wolf statue around Place des Arts
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The best place to enjoy hanami season in the city is the Montreal Botanical Garden located at 4101 Rue Sherbrooke E. During the cherry blossom season, the Botanical Garden is holding a special picnic under the crabapple trees to celebrate the arrival of spring. So grab a blanket and get ready to spend some time outdoors under the warm spring sun.

Jardin Botanique de Montréal 2020
Jardin Botanique de Montréal
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A few other parks in Montreal also boast a collection of cherry trees. Visit Nature Park of Île-de-la-Visitation for its beautiful flower displays, Westmount Park at 327 Avenue Melville, Ahuntsic Park at 10555 Rue Lajeunesse, Parc Jean Drapeau at 296 Chemin du Tour de l’isle. Also, you can check out Rue McGill College for a few beautiful cherry trees in an urban setting.