Vancouver In a Day: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Whether you’re coming for the end of the ski season or to celebrate the start of spring, the cherry blossom blooming period between late-March and the end of April is a fantastic time to visit Vancouver.

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Vancouver In a Day: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Haiku Contest for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

so many petals

falling in pink profusion

but so little time

That’s my very spontaneous attempt to write a haiku about the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, a collection of celebrations running from March to May in honor of the city’s 37,000 glorious cherry trees that bloom each spring.  Cherry-themed happenings include special guided tree walks, the Cherry Jam concert, film screenings and bike tours of Vancouver’s blossoms.  But one of the most popular and unique  events has to be the annual Haiku Invitational, which invites participants to get poetic about Vancouver’s signature cherry trees.

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Haiku Contest for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival