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Cherry Blossom

We religiously count the days of darkness and cold, wet drizzle of winter here in Vancouver. We count them because we can’t wait until the (possible) glory of spring and summer! And if colours are your thing, then get ready people because the flowers are coming! The end of March and the beginning of April bring a myriad of colours to the Lower Mainland. From the bright yellow of the daffodils to the whites, pinks, purples and ranges of colours in between of the cherry and plum blossoms, Greater Vancouver blooms at this time of year! The start of April brings the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival to the forefront. Thousands of budding photographers grab their cameras and phones and take to the tree-lined avenues of Vancouver and the surrounding cities to snap hundreds of photos of the classically Japanese trees. Interestingly, the Japanese government donated hundred of Cherry trees to the city of Vancouver in the 1930s. Now, this is the time of year to get out and about and check them out before the rain steals them from us all!

Cherry Blossoms near Canada Place

A couple of suggestions for where to see the Cherry blossoms are:   Stanley Park (in Vancouver), Queen Elizabeth Park (in Vancouver), Ambleside near Millennium Park (in West Vancouver), Deep Cove (in North Vancouver), Deer Lake Park (in Burnaby), Minoru Park (in Richmond), Rocky Point Park (in Port Moody), and  Bear Creek Park (in Surrey)