One of the earliest signs of spring in Calgary is when we can see the crocus blooms on our daily walks along the river bank.  They bloom in drifts along the pathways on the grassy embankments.  Tiny purple blooms dot the fields.

Lilacs come in mid spring, close to the middle of May. So many yards have a few lilac bushes that throw the heady smell of springtime in the air. This is the most perfect time to be in Calgary. The snow and ice are gone and the days are warm.