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Top Places To View Cherry Blossoms in Metro Vancouver

Top Places To View Cherry Blossoms in Metro Vancouver

Cherry Blossoms in Metro Vancouver herald the arrival of spring, transforming the city into a stunning display of pink and white blooms. These delicate flowers, symbolizing renewal and natural beauty, are a major draw for locals and tourists alike. If you’re keen to witness this annual spectacle, here are the top places to view cherry blossoms in Vancouver in 2024:

Galore of trees of Cherry Blossoms in Metro Vancouver

Top Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Metro Vancouver

  1. Stanley Park: The iconic park boasts several cherry blossom trees, particularly along the Seawall near the Japanese Canadian War Memorial. Take a leisurely stroll or rent a bike to enjoy the stunning views.
  2. Queen Elizabeth Park: Home to a wide variety of cherry blossom trees, Queen Elizabeth Park offers numerous spots to admire the blossoms, including the Quarry Garden and the Arboretum.
  3. VanDusen Botanical Garden: This garden features a Cherry Tree Walk that is simply mesmerizing when the blossoms are in full bloom. Explore the various cherry tree varieties and other spring blooms.
  4. UBC Vancouver Campus: The University of British Columbia campus is dotted with cherry blossom trees, creating a picturesque setting for a springtime walk. Check out the Nitobe Memorial Garden for a tranquil experience.
  5. Kitsilano: The streets of Kitsilano are lined with cherry blossom trees, especially along Cornwall Avenue and in Connaught Park. Enjoy a stroll through this vibrant neighborhood and soak in the beauty.
  6. Burrard Station Cherry Blossom Tunnel: Visit the cherry blossom tunnel near Burrard SkyTrain Station for a unique and enchanting experience. The tunnel is created by the branches of the cherry blossom trees arching over the pathway.
  7. David Lam Park: Located in Yaletown, David Lam Park features cherry blossom trees along the waterfront, offering a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city.
  8. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: Experience the beauty of cherry blossoms in a traditional Chinese garden setting. The garden’s harmony and tranquility complement the blooming cherry blossoms.
  9. Garry Point Park: Located in Richmond, Garry Point Park offers stunning views of the Fraser River and is adorned with cherry blossom trees, making it a lovely spot for a spring picnic.
  10. Burnaby Mountain: Head to Burnaby Mountain for panoramic views of the city and a chance to see cherry blossoms against the backdrop of the North Shore Mountains.

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Haiku Exhibition

April 2-11 – Museum of Vancouver

Experience poetry and art at our Haiku Exhibition, featuring a collaborative masterpiece inspired by winning haiku from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Haiku Invitational. Since 2006, this event celebrates global poetic expression, with 16,000+ submissions from 40+ countries. Join us to see winning haiku transformed into art by Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Japanese-Canadian artists.

Sakura Days Japan Fair

Little asian girl in a Japanese Kimono for the Sakura Days for the Cherry Blossoms in Metro Vancouver
Photo credit: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

April 13-14, VanDusen Botanical Garden

Experience the Sakura Days Japan Fair 2024, a celebration of Japanese arts and culture hosted by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Enjoy traditional performances, tea ceremonies, and delicious food. Explore crafts, workshops, and beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Don’t miss this taste of Japan in Vancouver!

Pop-Up Events

-April 2 – Art Phillips Park at Burrard Skytraiin, 11am-2pm
-April 6 – Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street, 11am-3pm

>> Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

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Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival

A festival of people and Japanese women performers for the Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival
Photo credit: Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival

April 7, 11am-4pm, Garry Point Park

The 2024 Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival returns on Sunday, April 7, from 11 am to 4 pm, offering a delightful blend of cherry blossoms and Japanese culture. The Hanami Tent will showcase local artisans demonstrating calligraphy, bonsai, and origami, along with a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. In the Sakura Tent, enjoy an ikebana demonstration and performances by taiko drummers, folk singers, and dancers. Children can join the fun at the Chibi-Chan Tent to learn origami. Don’t miss out on delicious Japanese menu items from local vendors. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of the festival!

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