Living in Ontario I don’t think I ever saw a cherry blossom tree in person. I had seen loads of photos of cherry blossom season in Japan before and wondered at how beautiful the trees were, but there were none to be seen near me. I actually don’t even remember seeing any in Vancouver last year either. This year though? They are everywhere and I am loving it! Cherry blossom season in Vancouver is in full bloom!
Can you imagine living in that house? The view would be stunning.
With approximately 40,000 cherry blossom trees around the city, Vancouver is a world of bright pink and white. You can go to the famous spots such as Stanley Park or Queen Elizabeth Park to view them but the best ones I have seen? Just from walking around the city. They are everywhere!
I was walking home from a doctor’s appointment yesterday and was blessed with pink everywhere to be seen. I walked at a very leisurely pace to take them all in.
So many streets are lined on both sides with these gorgeous trees, making the residents some very lucky people. How tempted was I to move into a suburb just for views like these once a year? Very.
I just recently found out that Vancouver actually has a cherry blossom festival every year. Too bad I missed it this year, but hey, now I know for next year! The festival began in 2005 as a way to celebrate and remember the 800 cherry blossom trees that Japan gifted the city of Vancouver. Thank you Japan!
If you happen to find yourself in Vancouver between the end of March and mid May, prepare yourself for the beautiful cherry blossom trees that will be surrounding you. You’ll want them to be there forever.
Do you have cherry blossom trees where you live?
Do you prefer the pink ones, or the white ones?
These photo’s are beautiful, there’s not that many in my area but I feel like i’m in heaven when there is because I love them and think they’re so gorgeous! xx
Thank you Isabelle. I agree with feeling like you’re in heaven, they are just so beautiful!
They are so beautiful, I wish they would last longer.
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So do I!!
These pictures are so beautiful! I’d love to visit Vancouver one day 🙂 x
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Thank you. You definitely should!
There an abundance of cherry blossom trees in my neighbourhood! It makes the seasons so beautiful ❤️
Agreed! I never cared much for Spring before but now I love it 🙂
This was our first year seeing cherry blossoms as well. Your photos are absolutely amazing and now I really want to go to Vancouver in the spring. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you Lena. Cherry blossoms are soooo beautiful!
I saw cherry blossoms for the first time when I lived in Vancouver! I had left for 2 weeks in Australia and when I came home, as I turned the onto my street to head home I was surprised with lines of cherry blossom trees! They were SO beautiful!!
Although I found out this year that there’s lots of them in Toronto!! Last weekend I went and saw them in High Park & Trinity Bellwoods – they were just as beautiful as I remembered! 🙂
I didn’t know they were in Toronto as well!
Going home to see the trees on your street must have been incredible!
Beautiful photos! I have a post on Washington DC cherry blossom festival on my blog as well.
Oh I’ll check it out now!
I was very lucky to see the cherry blossoms in Tokyo last year, but had no clue they had some in Vancouver!! And your pictures are beautiful! 🙂
Thank you so much Christine!
Seeing them in Tokyo must have been wonderful!
I had no idea there were cherry blossoms in Vancouver either. And man, I widh that house was mine. It looked stunning with the trees in bloom. And I have no idea if we have a cherry blossom festival here. Probably. I’ll have to check it out.
I want to live in that house so badly! It’s beautiful and in a great location.
utterly beautiful 🙂
we have pink blossom here in London too but wow, looks like there’s a lot more in Vancouver!
Going there in September for the first time, can’t waiiiit 🙂
I’m excited for you for your September trip, that will be so fun!
I didn’t know Vancouver was so cute and cozy! I just met travelers from there and they really advised me to visit.
Vancouver is an incredible place to visit!
Wow wow wow! Amazing blooms! It is always magical to see these sakura in full bloom.
They are so beautiful!
I love Cherry blossom 😁. Great post!
Thank you 🙂
I’m obsessed with cherry blossoms! I’m originally from a place in Norway where we don’t have cherry blossoms, so I didn’t see one in real life until I moved to Scotland. Now I’m obsessed with them, and my camera is filled to the brim with cherry blossoms! Haha, they’re just so beautiful!
Haha that’s like me with moving from Ontario to Vancouver, they are so beautiful!
wow your photos are stunning! Funny how cherry blossoms are always associated with Japan but there are some other amazing places to see them. They were gorgeous in Prague a couple weeks ago as well!
Thank you Hannah! I always thought they were only in Japan but now I’m learning that they are in so many places!
Wow – they are so beautiful! I had no idea there were cherry blossoms in Vancouver.
Neither did I until this year! They are stunners for sure 🙂
Ohh pink versus white – tough choice!! I think the white edges out the pink just a bit for me. I lived in South Korea and we had a bunch between my apartment and work, so I would make it a point to leave early to walk to school when they were in full bloom. There is something seriously mood-lifting about these trees (and the plum blossom trees, too).
Agreed! I prefer the pink ones but they are both so gorgeous. I’ve been trying to get out as much as possible to see them before they go 🙂
My grew up with cherry blossoms in the front yard, so they have always been special to me. The pink ones are my favorite! Love this post 🙂
Thanks Renee! I would have loved to grow up with them in the yard!
How beautiful! It must be wonderful to live on a street like that, a little piece of Japan in Canada 🙂
Exactly 🙂 I love it!
Oh my goodness this is stunning!!! Chicago does have cherry blossom trees, but they seem to be more spread out so they don’t look as dramatic. Love them though!!
They are so stunning!
Beautiful pictures, especially the one of the petals scattered on the sidewalk. I would love to visit Vancouver during cherry blossom season. Toronto has parks with cherry blossoms as well, but I think Vancouver has more!
I’ll need to check out Toronto’s 🙂
I love pink cherry trees but in Italy they are white, so one day I told myself I’ll go somewhere to see them. Vancouver sounds like a plan!
Wowzers! These are some seriously gorgeous blossoms! We have a few beautiful ones in England but nothing so overwhelming like this!
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They are everywhere! No complaints here 🙂
I love that!! I had no idea your had cherry blossoms there. I always hear about the ones in Japan. It looks fantastic. Great photos! I think I prefer the pink ones – I love colourful trees. We don’t have cherry blossoms like this in Brisbane. But we have Jacarandas (purple trees) and then Flamboyants (red trees) that make the city look amazing 😀
I love the trees in Brisbane. Australia has such unique plant life.
This is so stunning!! I would love to see this in person. Pinned your article!
These photos are GORGEOUS! I can practically smell the cherry blossoms through my screen 😀
Thank you Lia! I love them 🙂
I love all cherry blossoms, pink or white. My parents actually have one in their garden and I loved seeing it bloom back when I lived with them 🙂
Your parents are so lucky!
If you’re ever in Ontario again, head over to High Park in Toronto, or Kariya Park in Mississauga, or Bayfront in Hamilton. There are a ton of cherry blossoms everywhere now, and they are huge and beautiful. I actually did a post on Kariya Park’s cherry blossom: http://www.atraveldiary.com/kariya-park-mississauga/
Thanks for the tips!
Vancouver seems stunning with the cherry blossoms! I loved the pictures, Brooklyn!
Thank you 🙂