As temperatures rise and the snow begins to melt, parts of the country are seeing familiar signs of spring.
"It's a lot of fun to be outdoors. We've been cold all winter, so we're enjoying the sunny weather," said one southern Ontarian embracing the record breaking warmth over the weekend.
With winter coming to an end and spring just around the corner, we thought we'd get you in a warmer mood and give you some suggestions to help you get out and take advantage of the season.
Some people may also be eager to barbecue this spring, but it's important to keep some safety tips in mind before firing up the grill.
Snow can cause broken lines and corroded parts, which could pose a fire hazard, so experts suggest giving your bbq a quick check-up after the long winter months.
Spring vehicle maintenance is also encouraged.
Once temperatures are consistently above 7°C, motorists should consider trading in the winter tires for all-seasons.
For a closer look at what the spring season will bring your way this year, be sure to check out the 2013 Spring Outlook.