When spring appears, Quebecers are overjoyed. Winter is long, so when the temperatures become milder, everyone wants to enjoy the outdoors and the green nature. That is a godsend, especially for seniors. If snow and ice are often an obstacle to winter outings, the arrival of the warm season is an incentive to get out and benefit from all sorts of spring activities.

 

Outdoor activities to get back in shape

Walking is still the most accessible activity for seniors. You can do it at your own pace to stay healthy. Walking strengthens the muscles, which keeps the bones strong, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

In spring, everyone rediscovers walking in the parks, especially on the grass and on the small dirt tracks, which activates muscles even more. As a bonus, we admire the reborn vegetation, crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

Cycling enthusiasts can once again enjoy this activity at their own rhythm and take advantage of Quebec's countless bicycle paths.

Have you ever tried pétanque? It's a great way to have fun with friends in the warm season while exercising your arm and shoulder muscles.

And what could be more delightful than an outdoor yoga session? Laying on your mat on the grass, warmed by the sun's rays, and breathing in tune with the surrounding nature... a most invigorating experience!

If you are more an urban-type, some cities organize guided tours of history-filled neighborhoods. That is a fantastic opportunity to take a walk while enjoying Quebec’s cultural heritage.

 

 

Spring recreation and relaxation with family and friends

Spring is the season everyone is waiting for to relax and enjoy outdoor activities

The terraces of cafés and restaurants have started to come back to life, and the colorful umbrellas are blooming again! It's time to have a drink and share convivial moments.

Local markets are full of fresh and seasonal products. Another great way to spend time with friends and family! Fruits, vegetables, cheese, and various types of bread are perfect for a picnic basket. All you have to do is spread a beautiful colored tablecloth on a table and enjoy the moment!

Are you a contemplative person? If you enjoy wildlife, especially birds, you may find that you have an interest and even a passion for birdwatching. Take your binoculars or camera and go for a walk in the parks and forest trails, guided by the goal of meeting native species.

Of course, spring is all about gardening! Putting your hands in the soil, smelling its fragrance, and filling the flower boxes with colorful flowers is satisfying and good for the mood.

And if you live in the city, don't deprive yourself of the pleasure of balcony gardening. Herbs, tomatoes, radishes, and lettuce can be grown in pots or on open ground. All you have to do is add them to your picnics!

 

Spring is always the season Quebecers look forward to. It's the time to get out and enjoy the sunshine and recharge your batteries in the great outdoors. There are many activities to choose from, both for amusement and to get back in shape. With friends or family, it's time to have fun outside!

 

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Sources (mostly in French) :

https://www.quebec-cite.com/fr/quoi-faire-quebec/activites-printemps

https://www.quebec-cite.com/fr/quoi-faire-quebec/conge-fete-patriotes

https://www.capretraite.fr/blog/style-de-vie/5-activites-printanieres-parfaites-seniors/

https://www.predical-services.fr/printemps-idees-d-activites-seniors/

https://www.senioradom.com/blog/seniors-profitez-du-printemps/

https://www.quebec-cite.com/fr/entreprises/marais-du-nord-agiro

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