Want to see the cherry blossoms in Vancouver Canada? Here are the top 5 most beautiful places to find the prettiest blooms! We’ll show you exactly where to find the best spots, and when to go for peak blossom season.
When is the best time to see the cherry blossoms in Vancouver?
Cherry blossoms only bloom for about 2 weeks, so there’s a short window of opportunity to catch peak season! On a typical year, the best time to see the cherry blossoms in Vancouver is from the last week of March to the first 2 weeks in April.
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Here are the prettiest places to see the cherry blossoms:
David Lam Park
David Lam Park is one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Vancouver. Here you can see 100 cherry blossom trees all in one place! The city planted them in 2010 to celebrate hosting the Winter Olympics.
There are 100 trees all over the park, so you’re sure to find the perfect place to take photos! My two favorite spots are over by the tennis and basketball courts. The first one is pictured above, a dreamy sidewalk covered by a canopy of cherry blossoms with a staircase in the background.
Here is the exact GPS location of the sidewalk. Click to save this spot to Google Maps!
My second favorite scenic spot is right by the tennis courts, pictured above. It’s a bit more quiet here, and there’s a higher concentration of trees all together for that canopy look.
These are just two spots in a large park, so definitely take some time to explore the entire park and enjoy the beauty of so many blooms in one place! :) You won’t be disappointed.
Cherry Blossoms with Vancouver City View
This charming pedestrian alley is another perfect spot to see cherry blossoms. The alley is quiet, off the beaten path, and lined with cherry blossom trees. There are benches and small tables for sitting and enjoying. Here you can also take a great picture of cherry blossoms with Vancouver skyscrapers in the background.
Cherry Blossoms with snowcapped mountains
If you’re looking for pink blooms with white snowcapped mountains in the background, I have the perfect place for you. Near Waterfront Station there’s a picnic area with tables, benches, and a panoramic view of north Vancouver and its magnificent massive mountains in the background. There’s also a cluster of cherry blossom trees, making this a splendid spot to have a little picnic under the blooms or take a photo of the trees with mountains in the background!
Near Granville Island there’s another park with tons of cherry blossom trees. It’s a lovely location to take photos of the cherry blossoms in Vancouver with the city skyline and harbor in the background.
You can also get a photo with the mountains and Burrard Street Bridge in the background. Don’t you just want to sit under this tree and read a book? This is such a such a peaceful place to walk along the water under the soft pink blooms.
You can find this cherry blossom spot at Creekside Park.
There are several locations in Stanley park with clusters of blooming cherry blossom trees. Start at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial for pathways covered by a canopy of blooms. There are also some trees near the Rose Garden, and around the eastern edge of Lost Lagoon. These are all very close to each other in Stanley Park, so you can walk to them all easily.
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If you’re looking for the absolute best place to stay in Vancouver, we recommend the JW Parq Marriott Vancouver. The rooms and bathrooms are so spacious, with huge floor-to-ceiling windows with incredible views!
It’s super well located, especially if you’re seeking cherry blossoms! You’re just a short 10-minute walk to David Lam Park and the hotel is literally right in front of an Aquabus station, perfect for hopping on and taking to Granville Island.
Do you have any questions about seeing the Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver?
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