With spring right around the corner, you might already be dreaming of the beautiful cherry blossoms that turn Vancouver into a sea of pink. And luckily, you won’t have to wait much longer, since some varieties are already starting to bloom around the city!
While it’s still a little early for all varieties, the ‘Whitcomb’ and ‘Accolade’ blossoms are already making an appearance, mostly around South Cambie, Dunbar, and Vancouver’s West End. And thankfully, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Fest has mapped out the best places to scout out some beautiful trees, which they’ve organized into an interactive map – and users can search by neighbourhood or blooming dates!
So with that in mind, here are some of the best spots 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.
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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.
And that’s a wrap on some of the most beautiful places to see cherry blossoms in Vancouver. And if you’re looking for even more stunning spots, a look at the map always helps.
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