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One of Canada's most beautiful tulip festivals returns to BC this April

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 02, 2019 3:36 pm 3,455

After much anticipation, BLOOM, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival, is returning to British Columbia for 2019.

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Running for its fourth consecutive year, BLOOM has managed to gather international attention for its eye-catching and mesmerizing mix of colour and beauty.

 

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The 2019 season is expected to kick off later this month, with the opening day set for April 18.

Over the next few weeks, millions of tulip bulbs will begin to transform into acres of rainbow-coloured fields as part of the popular springtime tradition.

The annual festival is once again expected to attract thousands of locals and international tulip lovers for a joyous celebration of natural splendour in a picture-perfect country setting.

 

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Attracting an average of 90,000 visitors during the five-week festival, Bloom has become a must-see springtime attraction.

With over 2.5 million tulips in bloom at various stages throughout the event, visitors are able to walk through 10 acres of fields and marvel at one of the most vivid displays of floral beauty.

 

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New this year, is the VIP Flower Crown package which allows visitors to upgrade their festival experience to a whole new level. The package includes one High Bloom ticket for May 4/5 weekend, ‘Skip the Line’ privilege, exclusive on-site opportunity to make your own flower crown, U-pick bucket, exclusive bloom tote bag available only to VIPs, plus rain insurance with complimentary booties and a poncho.

Located just off Highway 1 at No. 3 Road/Exit 104, and about an hour drive from Vancouver, Bloom was founded by Alexis Warmerdam, a passionate third-generation Canadian tulip farmer and fourth generation bulb grower with Lakeland Flowers, and a strong advocate for young BC farmers.

BLOOM – The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

When: Opens April 15 and runs daily for as long as the blooms last.

Time: 9 am to 7:30 pm

Where: 36737 North Parallel Road – Abbotsford

Admission:

  • Adults 13-64: $10 at the gate or $7.50 online (weekdays), $25 at the gate or $15 online (weekends)
  • Children 3–12: $10 at the gate or $5 online (weekdays), $25 at the gate or $10 online (weekends)
  • Seniors (65+): $5 at the gate or $3.75 online (weekdays), $25 at the gate (weekends)
  • Children 3 years and under are free. Parking is included with all tickets.
  • Magic Hour (5-6 am*): $15 at the gate or $13 online (weekdays), $30 at the gate or $25 online (weekends) Provides sunrise access. *Check website for changing Magic Hour times.
  • Abbotsford Locals Night (Tuesdays and Thursdays after 3 pm): $4 at the gate or $2.50 online with valid ID.
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