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Top spots to tiptoe through the tulips

Amid all the blossom furor, the graceful tulip is making her first spring appearance in a variety of styles and hues – think stripes, frills and solids. And while a family photo under the delicate, pink cherry petals is a must, nothing beats toddlers amid the tulips. But where to go?

There are two major ticketed tulip festivals in the Fraser Valley featuring acres of colourful blooms and stunning backdrops. They both offer excellent photo ops and loads of activities to keep the kids entertained if admiring spring blooms isn’t quite enough to maintain their attention. We’ve also included some first-rate gardens around town that have their own share of floral fun.

Top Tulips in Metro Vancouver!

Bloom, Abbotsford Tulip Festival

One of the Lower Mainland’s most popular and picturesque display of tulips is Instagram mecca. The Bloom, Abbotsford Tulip Festival features 10 acres of tulips blooming in a brilliant rainbow of colour. With over 35 varieties on display, this is the place to get your spring family photo. Pro tip: Go when it’s sunny and wear rubber boots! Soft opening (low bloom) is ready to roll on April 15th.

>> Bloom, Abbotsford Tulip Festival

The Chilliwack Tulip Festival

Just up the road from Bloom is an even bigger (size-wise) festival in Chillwack-Agassiz. The breathtaking Chilliwack Tulip Festival blossom fest opens April 10th. This is tulip growing country folks! With a drop-dead spectacular mountain backdrop, the fest also boasts hyacinth and daffodil fields, food trucks, Dutch treats, kids crafts and tractor rides and the real farm experience, which is great for all ages.

>> Chilliwack Tulip Festival

Queen Elizabeth Park

Photo credit: Harriet Fancott

Smack dab in the middle of Vancouver, QE Park is FREE and offers multiple gardens from the iconic cherry blossom grove to two quarries full of seasonal flowers. There are a surprising amount of tulips – so keep your eyes open!

>> Queen Elizabeth Park

VanDusen Gardens

The city’s biggest botanical garden is Dutch, so you know that they know tulips. With many different species of tulips on display, the garden also offers loads of space for the kids roam around.

>> VanDusen Gardens

Stanley Park

Photo credit: Randall St. Germain of Caminomyway.com

Stanley Park pretty much has it all: A 12 km seawall with jaw-dropping views, a world-class aquarium, miles of wooded trails, sandy beaches, heron roosts and duck filled lagoons, playgrounds, a mini-train, and a series of glorious gardens. Be sure to check out the tulips at the Stanley Park Pavilion. PS: 100% FREE.

>> Stanley Park

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