This is your last weekend to see the 12th annual Tulips of the Valley festival in Chilliwack.
With Vancouver weather in near-summer status and a valley full of tulips in full bloom, there’s no excuse not to make the trip.
The 2018 festival has been extended until Sunday, May 6 and they’ve got over 20 acres and over seven million bulbs. In addition to the tulips, the festival also has two acres of hyacinths and three acres of “peony” daffodils.
Other noteworthy attractions at the festival include:
- Flower mosaics on display throughout the festival, made out of hyacinth blooms
- Fairy doors spread out among the flowers
- A “World Friendship” tulip display and a “Canada 150” tulip display
- A giant tulip display (10 ceramic 6′ tulips)
- Activities for kids on weekdays and weekends.
As well as a windmill, old-fashioned bike, Stroopwafel Stand, multiple food trucks, and an on-site store to purchase fresh flowers.
This weekend, they’ll be open from 9 am to 6 pm. They’ll also be doing a ‘sunrise opening’ which takes place 30 minutes before sunrise – perfect for the early risers. Tickets are on sale starting at $6 on weekdays and $9 on weekends for general admission and can be purchased online.
The Chilliwack Tulips of the Valley Festival will be open rain or shine and is a dog-friendly event.
When: Every day until Sunday, May 6
Time: Weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm, Weekends from 9 am to 6 pm
Where: 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack
Tickets: Available online