Cherry blossoms are so close we can almost smell them and one of the most beautiful times in this city has already begun. In April, the city will have it's official Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the puffy pink and white blooms, but some trees are already blossoming.
This year the event is happening from Thursday, April 2 to Sunday, April 26, 2020. As in the past, there will be a massive lineup of cherry blossom and Japanese cultural events.
You'll be able to find the pastel-hued blooms on Georgia Street. They can be seen between Willingdon and Boundary.
According to the announcement, there are 24 cherry trees over eight blocks. These trees should bloom until the start of April.
Plus, you can head to the West End, because some of the trees there have begun two weeks early.
To see them, you will need to head to the small park on the corner of Pendrell Street. These flowers are estimated to stay in bloom until the end of March.
If you haven't already, you'll also want to check out the convenient neighbourhood map. It lists 2,689 locations of cherry trees.
So you can quickly load the map and click on the "blooming" tab. There you'll find the list of all the locations that are bursting with spring.
The map is super handy because you can find the closest trees blossoming near you.
Or, if you feel like being extra, you could create your own walking trail to a few of the sites to capture the perfect shot and see one of Vancouver's most iconic sights.
Right now, the festival's official page says there are 11 known spots in Vancouver where you can see the pink and white blossoms already blooming.
Cherry Blossoms In Vancouver
Address: Various locations (see map)
Why You Need To Go: You can see cherry blossoms right now.