Drones, dinosaurs, cosplay: Vancouverites crowd cherry blossom-filled street (VIDEOS)

Apr 6 2021, 3:59 pm

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The long weekend’s beautiful spring weather prompted a fury of eager Vancouverites looking to capture the beauty of cherry blossoms on one popular local street.

Video footage shows droves of folks gathering to walk under the cherry blossoms in an East Vancouver neighbourhood on Sunday.

The crowds brought out colourful characters including cosplayers, someone dressed up as the Easter bunny, and a person in a dinosaur costume.

With the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival in full swing, it is prime time to check out Vancouver’s 90,000 blooming trees, many of which originated as gifts from Japan. The festival looks to express the city’s gratitude while celebrating the beauty and joy that blooms with the flowers.

Instagram account titled Cherry Blossom Madness documents the antics of folks trying to get a picture of the best blossoms in East Vancouver.

However, as COVID-19 numbers are at a high in BC, it is important to be mindful and follow health and safety guidelines.

If you are heading out in public streets, keep a safe distance, wear a mask, and ensure you are sanitizing your hands.

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival also has a number of safe, virtual ways to check out this year’s blossoms.

If you do head out to residential areas, be mindful of other people’s property. Do not climb trees or pick blossoms, and enjoy the beauty from a distance.

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