Spring in Canada is certainly a sight to behold – and a long-awaited one at that. So we can’t help but take tons of photos when warmer weather finally arrives.

Although spring officially began on March 20, many Canadians endured cool temperatures right through most of April – what one climatologist called “a cruel month” after a bitter winter. But now many parts of the country are heating right up, and providing some gorgeous photo ops in the process.

What is this season’s weather like in your neck of the woods? Are you lounging on a patio making the most of the sun? Gazing at flowers in bloom? Or are you still bundled up and waiting for warmer temperatures?

Add your own spring photos to the gallery below.

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  • Sunset in Harrison Hot Springs in May

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cassandra_Probe"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/604645454/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cassandra_Probe">Cassandra Probe</a>:<br />Sunset in Harrison Hot Springs, BC CassandraProbe

  • Cherry Trees in May in the Okanagan

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cassandra_Probe"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/604645454/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cassandra_Probe">Cassandra Probe</a>:<br />Cherry trees in bloom in May in Oliver, BC! I love how half the trees are in bloom and the other side is not! CassandraProbe

  • Harrison Hot Springs, BC in May

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cassandra_Probe"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/604645454/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cassandra_Probe">Cassandra Probe</a>:<br />I found this STUNNING beach in Harrison Hot Spring!! LOVE IT!! CassandraProbe

  • My Magnificent Crab Apple Tree

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Davlin"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/585265898/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Davlin">Davlin</a>:<br />The title says it all. Linda Davidson

  • Spring

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gregory_Malas"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/google_profile_img/4874798.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gregory_Malas">Gregory Malas</a>:<br />

  • Spring

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gregory_Malas"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/google_profile_img/4874798.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gregory_Malas">Gregory Malas</a>:<br />

  • Vieux-Montréal

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/katchowder"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/twitter_profile_img/4873038.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/katchowder">katchowder</a>:<br />

  • Signs of Spring: The Rhubarb Begins

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Perry_Nodelman"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/709200774/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Perry_Nodelman">Perry Nodelman</a>:<br />Rhubarb emerges from the ground, Winnipeg, May 5, 2013

  • Tranquility

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sisaac21"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sisaac21">sisaac21</a>:<br />Spring descends on a private gazebo in Niagara.

  • Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods Park

    Photo: Rebecca Zamon

  • Spring

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sinas"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/3884304-tiny.png?20121129194018" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sinas">sinas</a>:<br />At home Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • A view of Hamilton, Ont.'s Bayfront Park From <a href="https://twitter.com/nanesreen" target="_blank">@nanesreen</a>

  • Awakening

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sinas"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/3884304-tiny.png?20121129194018" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sinas">sinas</a>:<br />In my home garden. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/DunesBC/status/331402911177379841/photo/1" target="_blank">@DunesBC</a>: BBQ on the beach at Belcarra Bay with @Steph_Hurlburt

  • Spring Flowers In Toronto!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Arti Patel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1975686-tiny.png?20111018083649" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Arti Patel">HuffPost Blogger Arti Patel</a>:<br />Spring flowers in the backyard.

  • Spring in Thunder Bay

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/LJ_Henshell"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/630755180/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/LJ_Henshell">LJ Henshell</a>:<br />A night scene of a Snowstorm on the first day of spring in Thunder Bay, ON

  • Tourists enjoy a warm spring day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, April 15, 2013.

  • Magnolia blossoms Source: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/51212909@N02/8707450746">Akos Kokai</a>

  • Jardin Botanique de Montréal Source: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22168167@N00/7291945734">abdallahh</a>

  • Cherry blossoms in Surrey, B.C. Source: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/61266278@N00/8667248030">Reg Natarajan</a>

  • Spring on the Somass River Source: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78129892@N05/8668419991">Scott Darbey</a>

  • The sun rises over Toronto Source: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/49889874@N05/8663342475">marc falardeau</a>

  • A robin in Ottawa Source: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/15609463@N03/8654158154">Jamie McCaffrey</a>

  • A kayaker maneuvers the rapids, taking advantage of the peak spring water levels on the Ottawa River, Saturday April 27, 2013.

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