The days are getting longer and it’s starting to warm up — it’s officially SPRING! Flowers are blooming and Metro Vancouver has some of the most stunning spots to visit.
Here are 10 of the most gorgeous flower spots to visit with your kids. They can burn off some energy and you will be able to snap that oh-so-perfect Instagram photo. And the best part – these spots are all stroller-friendly!
The Best Places to Find Blossoms and Flowers in Vancouver
1. Garry Point Park
The Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival is back on this year! Located at Steveston’s Garry Point Park this is one of the absolute most stunning places to see 255 Cherry Blossom trees. Starting April 10th you can view the festivities from home or you can scan QR codes as you tour the event in person. The theme this year is kizuna which means the enduring bonds between people.
Location: 12011 7th Avenue (Southwest corner of Richmond between Chatham and Moncton Street on 7th Avenue)
2. VanDusen Botanical Garden
The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden with Sakura Days Japan Fair on April 9 & 10, 2022. This is one of the most beautiful spots in Vancouver to visit during the spring. This stunning location has endless photo-ops and it’s completely stroller-friendly.
Tickets available online:
>> VanDusen Botanical Garden
Location: 5151 Oak Street, Vancouver
3. Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park has gorgeous gardens, trees and flowers. From early March to late April they have beautiful pink cherry blossom trees for you to enjoy. This park has so many perfect backdrops for photos and also lots of places for your kids to run around.
Address: Located at the junction of Cambie Street and West 33rd Avenue, Vancouver
4. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
One of the most beautiful places in Vancouver is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden. This Ming Dynasty-style garden-home is a registered museum and a must-visit spot. Enjoy beautiful architecture, stunning gardens, koi fish and so much more. This wonderful space makes you feel as if you are on vacation and not in the middle of a busy city.
They offer family activities and compact strollers are welcome!
Address: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
5. Chilliwack Tulip Festival
A short drive out of the city will bring you to the Chilliwack Tulip Festival. They have endless rows of breathtaking perfect tulips for you to enjoy. The drive is totally worth it for this adventure – a fun day and gorgeous photos are guaranteed.
Be sure to check out their website and pre-book your tickets. Tickets are currently on sale, and the festival runs April 11-May 1.
6. Park & Tilford Shops and Gardens
This garden is attached to a variety of shops, including a coffee shop and a variety of food options. This stunning garden is the perfect place for a fun day out with your kids this spring.
Location: 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver
7. Minoru Park
One of the most beautiful spots in Metro Vancouver is Richmond’s Minoru Park. There are a variety of floral displays for you to take perfect spring photos of your kids and lots of spaces for them to run around and have some fun. The park has a playground, various fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and so much more
Location: 7191 Granville Ave, Richmond
>> Minoru Par
8. Stanley Park
Stanley Park is full of picture-perfect flowers the whole family will love. One of the most spectacular parts of the park is the Rose Garden. There are so many colours of roses to enjoy, as well as cherry blossom trees nearby. A huge bonus is that Stanley Park is very stroller-friendly.
Location: 610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver
>> Stanley Park
9. Darts Hill Garden Park
This is a beautiful and super fun garden to visit with your kids. They have so many picture-perfect areas. Public Garden Strolls will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting this month. General admission is by cash donation — $5 is the suggested amount. To book a guided tour contact [email protected].
Location: 1633 170th St (16th Ave at 170th St), Surrey
10. UBC Botanical Garden
Visit Canada’s oldest botanical garden, located at The University of British Columbia. This garden has cherry blossoms and so many types of flowers to enjoy. Snap perfect photos of your kids while you walk through various gardens.
*Note: There is an area called the Greenheart Treewalk. It looks like so much fun for kids, but it is not stroller-friendly. For more info on this attraction and to book it:
Location: 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Enjoy the warmer weather and bright sunny days. Use this list when you are out with your kids and tag @vancouver_mom on Instagram for your chance to have your flower photo-ops featured.
Kera is a full-time mom with three kids. She lives in the suburbs of Vancouver and recently started Kids Cuddles Coffee, a ‘mommy-news’ blog. She loves going on adventures with her kids all over the Lower Mainland. She has a passion for writing and the news. Before becoming a mom she worked at CBC radio and at a local newspaper. Follow her on Instagram @kidscuddlescoffee