20 Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms Around Vancouver

Cherry blossoms in front of the Vancouver skyline

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Vancouver has over 40,000 cherry trees that celebrate the arrival of spring with pink and white blossoms. There are thousands of places to see the flowers, so it can be hard to know where to start. Here are our picks for the best places to see cherry blossoms around Vancouver.

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Cherry Blossom Viewing Tips

  • Vancouver has many different cultivars of cherry trees, which bloom at different times between February and May. Learn more about them on the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival website.
  • Find even more cherry blossom locations on the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival neighbourhood bloom map. You can also sort to find trees that are currently blooming.
  • Try visiting cherry blossoms when it’s windy to experience “pink snow”.
  • Many cherry blossom locations are in quiet residential areas. Re respectful.
  • Be safe and don’t block traffic when taking photos.


Best Cherry Blossom Locations Around Vancouver

Burrard Street Station: Also known as Art Phillips Park, the small plaza behind the station is packed with cherry blossoms.

Stanley Park: Gorgeous Shirotae cherry trees line the path from the bus loop to the Japanese Memorial, forming a pink flowery arch overhead.

Chilco Mini-Park: This tiny West End park has lots of cherry blossoms, and they continue down Chilco Street between Comox and Nelson.

David Lam Park: This Yaletown Park is home to 100 Akebono cherry blossom trees, planted in 2010 to commemorate the Olympics.

Nitobe Memorial Garden: This traditional Japanese garden at UBC features some gorgeous cherry blossoms. Book tickets online in advance.

Lower Mall: Head out to UBC to spy several blocks of flowers between Vanier Place and University Boulevard.

Regent College: The front lawn of this religious college at UBC has dozens of cherry trees. Find it near the intersection of University Boulevard and Westbrook Mall.

West 22nd Avenue: There are eight blocks of dreamy blossoms between Arbutus and Carnarvon Streets.

Vanier Park: Look for beautiful cherry blossoms both in front of and behind the Museum of Vancouver.

Cherry blossoms at the Museum of Vancouver

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Kits Beach: Head to the area just north of the tennis courts to see several majestic cherry trees in bloom.

VanDusen Botanical Garden: These beautiful gardens feature plenty of spring flowers, including several cherry trees. Book tickets online in advance.

Granville Island: Head to the quiet eastern end of Granville Island to enjoy a cluster of cherry blossom trees along the seawall.

Queen Elizabeth Park: For the highest concentration of cherry blossoms in the park, head to the west entrance off 33rd Avenue or the south entrance on 37th.

West 7th Avenue: This stretch of the Off-Broadway bike route has great flowers between  Hemlock and Heather.

Vancouver City Hall: The grounds of Vancouver City Hall are home to several varieties of cherry trees. The Accolade cultivars on the north side are the most spectacular.

Cherry blossoms at Vancouver City Hall

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East 10th and 11th Avenues: There are lots of beautiful cherry blossoms on 10th avenue between Fraser and Clark, and also one block over on 11th on both sides of Fraser.

East 3rd Avenue: The gorgeous light pink flowers along two blocks of East 3rd Avenue between Rupert and Skeena Streets perfectly frame the Akali Singh Sikh Temple.

Graveley Street: The large cherry trees on Graveley Street between Lillooet and Windermere Streets in the Renfrew neighbourhood attract lots of blossom viewers.

Garry Point Park: This park in Richmond’s Steveston neighbourhood has so many cherry blossom trees that the grass turns pink with fallen petals.

Burnaby Mountain Park: This park is great year-round for views of Vancouver. In spring, there’s the bonus of cherry blossoms near the picnic area.

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