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?