If spring is your favourite season, you’ll definitely want to see what’s blooming in Burnaby this year at the aptly named outdoor festival, Burnaby Blooms. Every year, the festival takes visitors through some of the city’s most beautiful gardens and parks, celebrating the most vibrant time of year.

Visitors can expect to go on guided garden tours, check out eco-sculptures and flower workshops, and enjoy live entertainment and food truck eats. Oh, and if you’re looking for a couple of plant babies to take home – the festival will have several plant sales to check out!

This typically includes a diverse selection of plants, from perennials to succulents, to large fruit trees.

Here are just some of the events you can expect to find at Burnaby Blooms this year:

  • The Birds of Deer Lake with George Clulow
  • Bees and Blooms with Beekeeper Cassie
  • Mushroom Walk with mycologist WIllougby Arevalo
  • The Indigenous Natural History of Deer Lake
  • The Art of Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement
  • The Wonderful History of Herbal Gardens

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burnaby blooms 2024
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Live entertainment includes a variety of live music performances, ranging from ukelele to jazz, to the Chinese fiddle.

There will also be a theatrical performance of Cinderella by Dufflebag Theatre from 11 am to 11:45 am on May 5th.

2024 event info

The main celebration will take place on Sunday, May 5th from 11 am to 4 pm at Deer Lake Park, but if you’re looking for even more activities and live entertainment to enjoy – you can head to the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area on May 18th (11 am to 2 pm) or the BC Parkway on May 25th (11 am to 2 pm) for even more spring fun.

So there you have it, spring lovers! From David Lam Park to VanDusen, Richmond, there’s plenty going on throughout the season to enjoy.

Burnaby Blooms 2024

When: Sunday, May 5th, May 18th, and May 25th
Where: 6450 Deer Lake Avenue and 100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
Cost: Free admission