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Cherry blossom season has officially taken over Vancouver. Each spring, the city becomes filled with these gorgeous, baby pink-hued trees, and 2021 is no exception. Signifying the end of winter, cherry blossom trees have started blooming all over the city. Below are a few of our favourite spots to see them.
Stanley Park is one of the most popular spots for cherry blossom viewing. Its central location and oceanside locale make it an ideal spot for enjoying these beautiful spring blooms. Visitors to the park can find cherry blossom trees near the formal rose garden and near the Japanese Canadian World War I war memorial.
The VanDusen Botanical Garden is a must-visit for tourists and locals alike, especially during spring. That’s because in the spring months, the garden’s stunning cherry blossom tree grove comes to life. In addition, the VanDusen Botanical Garden is home to a rare variety of cherry blossom tree known as the Shaughnessy, or “Beni-shidare.”
Last but certainly not least, everyone after a cherry blossom tree sighting should head to Queen Elizabeth Park. Located on the tallest point of Vancouver, this park is a great place to visit year-round. However, in spring it also has plenty of cherry blossom trees in bloom, which means you can enjoy the trees, as well as a view of the city and the North Shore mountains all at once.
Vancouver is also home to the annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, which has a whole list of cherry blossom-related events. In addition, their website has a “Blooming Now” feature where users can find a regularly updated list of all the spots in Vancouver where cherry blossom trees are currently in bloom.
If you’re visiting Vancouver this spring, then an afternoon of cherry blossom peeping is a must. If you’re looking for a place to stay while visiting, then we’d love to host you at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver. We offer comfortable accommodation, family-friendly amenities, and a convenient location near many picturesque cherry blossom trees.