With spring now in full swing, it’s time to get outside and enjoy later sunsets and all things cherry blossoms – weather permitting, of course. What’s more, there are plenty of major flower festivals to look forward to – from the Chilliwack Tulip Fest to a free Rose show at VanDusen. So if you’re looking for an excuse to dress up and take some nice photos with your loved ones, consider this list a great place to start!

Here are 5 beautiful flower festivals coming to Vancouver this spring.

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

abbotsford tulip festival
Photo via Summer Dhillon

What better place to start than with the largest tulip festival in Canada?? Presented by Lakeland Flowers, the Abbotsford Tulip Festival marks the first of six months worth of flower festivals to come. And with over 70 stunning tulip varieties lined across 27+ acres, this fest is poised to be quite the kick-off!

Visitors can expect to roam kilometres of scenic walking trails, complete with rotating food trucks and live music nights!

When: April 14th to May 14th
Where: 39171 No 4 Road, Abbotsford
Cost: Available online one week in advance

Chilliwack Tulip Festival

Speaking of tulips, the beloved Chilliwack Tulip Festival returns this April with over seven million stunning tulips in bloom. If you’re looking to take in the spring colours and maybe get in a few family photos for the season, this is the perfect opportunity to do both.

When: Opens for the season Wednesday, April 19th
Where: 41310 Royalwood Drive, Chilliwack
Cost: $11.86 GA

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

A festival that likely needs no introduction, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Fest is definitely a bucket list activity for spring if there ever was one. Every year, the city becomes shrouded in pink, and the festival’s organizers bring together community arts, cultural activities, and more to the great outdoors.

Go on a guided tree walk, take part in an international-wide Haiku contest, check out a Japanese fair and traditional tea ceremony, and sample Japanese food and premium sake at the Sakura Days Japan Fair. The sky is the limit.

When: Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 23rd
Where: Locations around Vancouver

Vancouver Rose Show

Organized by the Vancouver Rose Society, the 66th biennial Rose Show will feature hundreds of stunning home-grown rose varieties from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Floral Hall at VanDusen. Best of all? This flower fest is completely free to attend!

When: June 18th
Where: 5251 Oak Street

See what’s happening at VanDusen 

While there might not be an official festival to mark the occasion, VanDusen Botanical Garden has plenty of horticulture shows & events going on this season. In April, the garden fully comes to life, with blooming magnolias, Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Pacific Dogwood, and much more.

Where: 5251 Oak Street

And that’s a wrap on some stunning flower festivals and events to check out this spring.