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Pollen is in the air, and it only means one thing: it’s almost spring in Vancouver. Springtime in the city is famously known for its abundance of bright, beautiful, and blush cherry blossoms. We give you the scoop on the best places to enjoy cherry blossoms in Vancouver this season:
Queen Elizabeth Park: The park houses a variety of cherry trees that take their turns blooming at different times from early March to late April.
Stanley Park: The 405-hectare public park showcases rows of cherry blossoms near the formal rose garden and the Japanese Canadian WWI war memorial. The Stanley Park Seawall guides pedestrians and peddlers to English Bay Beach in Vancouver’s West End; a neighbourhood brimming with blossoming cherry trees.
VanDusen Botanical Garden: More than 100 cherry trees, representing 24 varieties can be found at VanDusen.
Nitobe Memorial Garden: Located at the University of British Columbia, the Nitobe Memorial Garden offers visitors a peaceful and cultural experience. There you’ll find colourful cherry blossoms in a traditional Japanese garden setting.
Burrard Skytrain Station: Unconventional, yet beautiful, Burrard Skytrain Station is decorated with beautiful blossoms during spring.
If you’re searching for more, check out the Cherry Blossom Festival neighbourhood map that will be up and running before April.
Celebrate the cherry trees and partake in Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival from April 2 – 26, 2020. In order to sustain and renew the city’s cherry tree heritage, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival throws several activities and events around the city during the month of April. These events are aimed to actively engage Vancouver’s diverse communities through accessible arts and culture that celebrates the transcendent fragile beauty of the cherry blossom. The festival includes events like Sakura Days Japan Fair, Cherry Jam Concert, The Big Picnic, and Bike the Blossoms. For more information, visit their website.