The Niagara Parks Commission is getting a head start on spring.

The NPC’s Floral Showcase along the Niagara Parkway just above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is now in full bloom with their springtime floral display. It’s quite a contrast to the ice covered trees and lampposts and the ice-bridge now formed below the falls.

The show runs until Easter and includes plenty of colourful springtime plants like calceolaria, cineraria, primula. You’ll also find orchids and a multitude of tropical birds.

Two other places to get you in the springtime mood are The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory on the upper Niagara Parkway and the Bird Kingdom attraction located at 5651 River Road near the Rainbow Bridge.

Now, how’s that for variety!