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Cherry Blossom Season In Vancouver

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!

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

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.

Cherry blossom season in Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

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?

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

59 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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! πŸ™‚

  3. 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.

  4. utterly beautiful πŸ™‚
    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 πŸ™‚

  5. I didn’t know Vancouver was so cute and cozy! I just met travelers from there and they really advised me to visit.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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).

  9. How beautiful! It must be wonderful to live on a street like that, a little piece of Japan in Canada πŸ™‚

  10. 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!!

  11. 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!

  12. Wowzers! These are some seriously gorgeous blossoms! We have a few beautiful ones in England but nothing so overwhelming like this!

    Amanda | rhymeandribbons.com

  13. 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 πŸ˜€

  14. 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 πŸ™‚

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Brooklyn Murtaugh

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Hi! I’m Brooklyn, a Canadian whose aim is to see as much of the world as I can, on my limited vacation days. I work full time, and want to show you how it is possible to do just that, while still making use of those precious vacation days.

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