5 Reasons to Make the Roadtrip to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

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Aside from the cherry blossoms, a sure sign that spring is here in Vancouver is the start of the hugely popular Abbotsford Tulip Festival in the Fraser Valley. On April 9th, the festival will open for their Low Bloom soft launch.

Throughout April and May, thousands of people flock to the tulip fields to enjoy the breathtaking display of colour along with other eye-catching activities in the field. The Abbotsford Tulip Festival takes place along the Trans-Canada Highway, about an hour’s drive from Vancouver. Need a few reasons to make the trip to the Tulip Festival? We have five below!

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5 Reasons to Make the Roadtrip to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Kids In Vancouver: A Local Family’s Spring Bucket List

Cherry Blossoms | Photo: VANCOUVER4LIFE (Flickr)

As the temperatures warm up and the Spring blossoms begin to decorate the city’s  landscape, local families are heading outdoors to take advantage of Vancouver’s natural surroundings, adventurous activities, and breathtaking scenery – and you can too.

To commemorate the start of a new season, my family has put together a Spring bucket list – a great way to encourage us to spend time together outdoors, enjoying the beauty of our city, and taking advantage of the warming weather as we kiss the Winter chill goodbye for another year. Here are some of the activities that top our bucket list for Spring.

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Kids In Vancouver: A Local Family’s Spring Bucket List

Frolic In The Flowers At The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Abbotsford Tulip Festival | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Abbotsford Tulip Festival | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Nothing says Spring like strolling through rainbow-coloured rows upon rows of perfectly-pruned perennials, and the Abbotsford Tulip Festival is the perfect spot to do just that.

No longer a drive-through destination, Abbotsford has grown and flourished into a bustling community of its own, worth the hour-long drive from downtown Vancouver to experience the plentiful perks that the Fraser Valley town has to offer. Here’s how to have the perfect Spring day, just an hour away.

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Frolic In The Flowers At The Abbotsford Tulip Festival