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Ontario outings - Niagara's Floral Showhouse

Snowdrops are now blooming around Toronto, and the foliage of other bulbs and plants is becoming more noticeable by the day.

Easter finery
• Snowdrops are now blooming around Toronto, and the foliage of other bulbs and plants is becoming more noticeable by the day. But if you really have a dose of spring fever, then those early harbingers of the new season aren’t enough to satisfy your warm-weather cravings. Luckily, spring is already in full bloom in Niagara Falls, at the Floral Showhouse run by the Niagara Parks Commission. And this weekend, the venue’s Easter flower display — which has been put on annually for over 60 years — will be unveiled.

The display features lilies, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and azaleas against a backdrop of orchids, exotic plants and songbirds.

This year, the Easter display will also feature real chicks and bunnies — awww! — which will surely delight the whole family. The Floral Showhouse is located just south of the falls at 7145 Niagara Parkway. It’s open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. Parking is available on site. For more details, visit niagaraparks.com.

Camouflage
• On June 4, the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa will unveil Camouflage, an exhibition that will trace the development of military concealment over the last century, from soldiers’ uniforms and decoys to the use of camouflage-inspired patterns in fashion and design. Visit warmuseum.ca for further information.

 
 
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