Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Nelson Trees
[ Nelson Street -March 2006 – photo by Barbara Doduk ]

Welcome to Spring 2008.

Every year in Spring there is the annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (March 25 to April 20). This time of the year our city gets covered in PINK. As a child I remember collecting endless bunches of cherry blooms and being covered in pink pedals. I find it so beautiful.

Tree Talk Walk will be held March 29, 2008 1:00pm to 2:30pm @ Queen Elizabeth Park or March 30, 2008 1:00pm to 2:30pm @ Stanley Park or April 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am @ UBC.

There is a Pink Tie Affair, for $75 a ticket held on April 2, 2008 featuring The Cherry Blossom Martini.

There are also Trolley Tours every Sunday from 10:00 am – 12 pm for $25 or $20 for seniors.

This year the event partnered with Slow Food Vancouver to create the Slow cycle tour event, Bike the Blossoms during the 4 week long festival. SATURDAY APRIL 19, 2008 9 am – 4 pm (this is not a race – start & finish when you like) (prior online registration recommended) START PLACE: VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN, 5251 Oak St. west parking lot (parking on Oak & 37th streets only) FREE TO ALL.


[ Image from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival web site. ]

Further information and lovely pictures can be seen on their web site. Enjoy Spril 2008 and the pink.

5 Comments so far

  1. Rebecca (van_rebecca) on March 25th, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

    Great to have you on board metblogs, Barbara!


  2. Carol Browne (van_carol) on March 25th, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

    Welcome Barbara! And thanks for this info. It’s Cherry Blossom week already. Excellent.


  3. Barbara Doduk (beelove) on March 25th, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

    Thanks ladies, for the warm welcome.

    I love the pink of this time of year. I plan to take in a few Cherry picture walks. Hopefully the weather will co-operate.

    Cheers!


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