Top 6 Spots to Tip Toe Through the Tulips

2 girls walking through the tulip field

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 for tulips in Vancouver?

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 typically 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!

The Harrison Tulip Festival

Formerly called The Chilliwack Tulip Festival

A gorgeous view of the mountain and rows of the tulip festival at the Harrison Tulip Festival
Photo credit: Harrison Tulip Festival

The Harrison Tulip Festival, formerly known as the Chilliwack Tulip Festival, is a must-visit for tulip enthusiasts! Nestled against a stunning mountain backdrop, this festival offers more than just tulips. Explore hyacinth and daffodil fields, enjoy food trucks and Dutch treats, and partake in kids’ crafts and tractor rides for the ultimate farm experience. Rain or shine, don’t miss this perfect photo opportunity. Established in 2006, the festival has now found its permanent home on a 109-acre farm in Agassiz, featuring 10 million tulips and a new 2 1/2 acre show garden for the 2024 season. Don’t miss this picturesque journey!

Open, April 8 – May 5, 5039 Lougheed Highway,

Agassiz, British Columbia – near Harrison Hot Springs!

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Botanica Tulip Festival

A girl walking through the tulip festival at the Botanical Tulip festival in Chilliwack
Photo credit: Botanical Flower Festival Facebook

Experience the beauty of spring at the reimagined Botanica Tulip Festival in Chilliwack, BC. Explore 13 acres of stunning floral displays featuring 1.5 million bulbs and 59 unique tulip varieties. Located off Highway 1, the festival offers pathways, tulip fields, workshops, a farm store, and even a Ferris wheel, all set in a charming country setting. Don’t miss the Botanica Tulip Festival in Chilliwack this spring, open from April 12th to mid-May from 6:00 a.m. to dusk.

Open April 12 – Mid May, 6am to dusk, 41310 Royalwood Dr., Chilliwack, BC

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Abbotsford Tulip Festival

A bouquet of orange tulips from Lakeland Flowers a location in for Tulips Vancouver
Photo Credit: Lakeland Flowers Facebook

Stroll through 35 acres of tulips and field flowers at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival located at Lakeland Flowers. Explore various varieties, walking trails, and unique photo opportunities like baby grand pianos, giant shoes, and swings. The Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival spans six months, beginning with the Abbotsford Tulip Festival and culminating with sunflowers.

Open: April 6, 8am – dusk, 3663 Marion Rd, Abbotsford, BC 

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Queen Elizabeth Park

An overview photo of pink, purple and peach tulips.
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!

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VanDusen Gardens

A photo of a wooden gazebo from distance with pink tulips in the foreground.

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

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Stanley Park

A view of a house in the background mostly concealed by trees, and a field of pink, fuchsia ,red, and purple tulips are in the foreground.
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

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