With spring right around the corner, you might already be dreaming of the beautiful cherry blossoms that are going to take over Vancouver. Heck, maybe you’ve even seen a couple of early bloomers around the city! You lucky duck, you. For those that haven’t, we’ve got some great places to look.
Here’s where to find the most beautiful cherry blossoms in Vancouver.
West Point Grey
Home to some of the most idyllic streets in the city, West Point Grey features amazing tree-lined drives and walks. See a photo and think ‘this can’t be real?’ Chances are high that it was taken on 12th Avenue, between Discovery and Courtney Streets. It’s a great way to start your journey.
Riley Park-Little Mountain
This area kinda bleeds into South Cambie a little bit, but we’re fine with it. We’re big fans of this area because you can start on Main Street, mosey over to Riley Park or Queen Elizabeth, then head to Cambie to finish off the walk. There are trees hidden (and so not hidden) all over the area.
Nothing like some seaside sightseeing, folks! Kits has got a few trees scattered around the neighbourhood. But, we think a great option is to mosey along the seawall, starting at Vanier Park and moving towards the Vancouver Museum to cap things off. It’s a fun mix of architecture and nature down there.
Mount Pleasant is home to the other ‘iconic’ cherry blossom street in Vancouver. Specifically, 10th Avenue between Clark Drive and Fraser has dozens of spectacular specimens to check out. Sadly, there’s nothing convenient to work into the trip, but the sight alone is worth it.
West End/Stanley Park
In our opinion, the West End is the mirror people should look into when thinking of Tokyo’s cherry blossoms. One thing’s for sure, though- you need to start or end your expedition with a hearty and delicious bowl of ramen. Hey, we don’t make the rules here. Ok, we do.
Well, folks, those are our picks for the best places to see cherry blossoms in Vancouver this year! Did we miss your favourite spot? Make sure to tag us if you post about it on social media.
And, if you’re hungry for more, all 2,800 or so cherry trees have been documented by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Fest. You can check that out right here.