Best Spots To See Cherry Blossoms In Vancouver

It's almost the season for cherry blossoms in Vancouver & between March and May each year, blossom trees flourish across the city. Celebrated as the city's best signature springtime event, the Cherry Blossom Festival is inspired by the Japanese cultural tradition of hanami, which means flower viewing. The season comes and goes fast, so to make sure you don't miss it, I've compiled some of the best spots to see cherry blossoms in Vancouver.

When is the best time to see cherry blossoms in Vancouver?

Vancouver's cherry blossom season typically begins in mid-March and ends at the end of April or early May. It really depends on how warm it is during the lead up, but early April usually sees an explosion of blossom trees across the city. Each location varies too, so even if you've missed the blossoms in one area, you may have luck somewhere else. The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival puts on a number of events to celebrate the blossoms, you can find more info here.

📍 Vanier Park, Kitsilano

Vanier Park is a beautiful spot in Kitsilano for cherry blossoms. You can access it from the seawall or from the Museum of Vancouver. There are lots of blossoms dotted around the museum as well as a cute courtyard next to the grass (on the seawall side) which makes a pretty backdrop for photos.

📍 David Lam Park, Yaletown

David Lam Park in Yaletown is by far one of the best spots to see cherry blossoms in Vancouver and there are plenty of beautiful blossom trees to photograph. There's also a super cool Blossoms After Dark event happening at David Lam Park between March 29-31st 2024, find more info here.

📍 Point Grey Road, Kitsilano

Early in the season around the end of March / early April, Point Grey Road becomes lined with cherry blossom trees. One of my favourite spots is on West 1st Avenue, between Blenheim & Trutch street, where there's a large patch of grass and huge cherry blossom trees filling the streets with a pop of pink.

Other great spots to see Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver:

- West 6th Ave from Arbutus to Yew Street

- W22nd Ave & Arbutus

- Queen Elizabeth Park

- Vandusen Botanical Garden

- Stanley Park (the Rose Garden, Beaver Lake, and along Stanley Park Drive)

- Graveley Street

- Vancouver City Hall

- Burrard Skytrain Station

- Shaughnessy, Marguerite Street from King Edward to 28th Ave

I hope you've found this helpful! Where is your favourite place to see cherry blossoms in Vancouver? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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