Everywhere you look around Vancouver, something is blooming beautiful shades of pink and white! Across the city, there are over 90,000 flowering trees including more than 40,000 Japanese cherry flowering trees.
There are probably bloom-worthy snaps near where you live, work/study and along your commute. But where are the real dazzling gems of lined trees and tunnel canopies located?
Here’s our selection of the best [of the best] spots in Vancouver to see the cherry blossoms bloom right now and over the coming weeks.
These locations were chosen based on a combination of the following criteria:
Location: A canopy of Kanzans stretching seven city blocks in the Fairview neighbourhood (West Broadway Corridor) from Hemlock Street to Heather Street. Other canopies can also be found on surrounding streets.
Location: Along two consecutive city blocks of East 3rd Avenue from Rupert Street to Skeena Street. Looking east from Rupert Street, the cherry blossom trees perfectly frame the Sikh Temple at East 3rd Avenue and Skeena Street.
Location: Along one city block of Wycliffe Road from Allison Road to Acadia Road.
19. Regent College (UBC)
Location: Approximately 60 young trees are planted around the perimeter of the building, located at 5800 University Boulevard (the intersection of University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall).
Image: Ken McAllister via Regent College
Location: Along one city block of East 48th Avenue from Killarney Street to Vivian Street and a two city block stretch of East 46th Avenue from Kerr Street to Doman Street.
21. Yukon Street (Langara)
Location: Along three city blocks of Yukon Street from West 59th Avenue to West 62nd Avenue – on the west side of Winona Park and just south of the Langara Golf Course.
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