Thursday, May 5, 2011

Connect with Nature: It's Festival Season!

Tulips from the 2005 Canadian Tulip Festival.
Photo by Robin Dawes (via Flickr).
While there's something to love in every season in Canada, late spring holds a special treat - the start of so many outdoor festivals across the country! The nicer weather means that we can celebrate everything from music to food to art to the environment, all outdoors in beautiful spaces.

Whether you're going to a specific nature-focused event (such as the 2011 Nature Trust of BC Wild Festival for Youth) or something a bit more general, like the Canadian Tulip Festival starting in Ottawa this weekend, these are great opportunities to get outside throughout the spring and summer and just enjoy being in nature. The music sounds richer, the food tastes sweeter and the colours look brighter when they're experienced with nature.

If you're not sure what might be going on near you, you can start your search by checking out this list of environmental fairs and festivals.

What festivals are you planning to attend this season? Let us know in the comments.