Tulip Festival, Agassiz, British Columbia

Forty acres of tulips bloom, seemingly in sync, for a two-week symphony of colour at the base of the still-snowy Mount Cheam during the annual Tulip Festival each April. Vendors hawking fresh-cut bundles of flowers and made-in-B.C. treats—like gourmet marshmallows, distributed from this kitted-out Airstream trailer —line the fields, while visitors stroll through 30 shades of blooms. There’s possibly no better way to welcome spring.