This map takes you to Vancouver's most breathtaking cherry blossoms

Mar 7 2023, 10:00 pm

Spring means it’s cherry blossom season in Vancouver! Our gorgeous city has more than 90,000 flowering trees, including more than 40,000 Japanese cherry flowering trees.

You’ll likely see beautiful blooms around the city, but we know you’re looking for the most over-the-top and breathtaking blossoms.

We’ve narrowed it down to the best on our map, where you can twirl beneath canopies of puffy pink popcorn balls and swoon amongst the densest tree-lined streets.

These spots were selected based on the following criteria:

  • The size of the grove
  • Spacing/density of the trees
  • Pink canopy/tunnel effect
  • Scenic backdrop
  • Accessibility

Check out our interactive map and a more detailed description of the best places to enjoy Vancouver’s gorgeous cherry blossoms below. You can also check the Blooming Now page from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival for more information.

And while the cherry blossoms make for fantastic photos, please remember to be respectful when visiting neighbourhoods.

Think we’re missing a spot? Send your recommendation to [email protected], and we’ll add it to the map.

Vancouver cherry blossoms

1. West 22nd Avenue

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Vincent C.Y./Flickr

Location: Along eight consecutive city blocks of West 22nd Avenue from Arbutus Street to Carnarvon Street.

2. Burrard Station (SkyTrain)

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Aaron O/Flickr

Burrard Street Station

Kappa Pic/Flickr

Location: Art Phillips Park at Burrard SkyTrain Station in downtown Vancouver.

3. West 16th Avenue (Burrard)

Cherry Blossoms

Kaiser the Beagle/Flickr

Location: Along five consecutive city blocks of West 16th Avenue from Maple Street to Granville Street.

4. West 7th Avenue (Fairview)

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Pierre/Flickr

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.

5. Granville Plaza (Downtown)

Granville Plaza Cherry Blossoms

@sockweasel/Instagram

Location: A cluster of pink at 200 Granville Street (The public plaza outside the West building entrance to Waterfront Station; at the foot of Granville Street and West Cordova, above the parkade).

6. Akali Singh Sikh Temple

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David Evanochko/Flickr

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.

7. Lower Mall (UBC)

Cherry Blossoms Path

Kaho_Photography/Flickr

Location: Along one city block of the Lower Mall from Vanier Place to University Boulevard.

8. Nelson Street (West End)

Marianne Catafesta/Shutterstock

Location: Along two city blocks of Nelson Street: from Broughton Street to Jervis Street and Bidwell Street to Cardero Street.

9. Graveley Street (Renfrew)

Location: Along one city block of Graveley Street from Lillooet Street to Windermere Street.

10. West 59th Avenue (Granville)

Location: Along two city blocks of West 59th Avenue from Angus Drive to Granville Street.

11. West 39th Avenue (Cambie)

Location: Along a five-city block stretch of West 39th Avenue from Willow Street to Cambie Street.

12. West 64th Avenue (Cambie)

Location: Along one city block of West 64th Avenue from Ash Street to Heather Street.

13. East 50th Avenue (Main)

Location: Along a six-city block stretch of East 50th Avenue from Ontario Street to Fraser Street.

14. Austrey Avenue (Joyce)

Location: Along one block of Austrey Avenue from McHardy Street, near Joyce-Collingwood Station.

15. Stanley Park

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Simon SLC/Flickr

Location: Clusters of blooming trees are at several locations in Stanley Park: near the Rose Garden, the pathways leading to the Japanese War Memorial, and around the eastern edge of Lost Lagoon.

16. Queen Elizabeth Park

Sakura @ Queen Elizabeth Park

Chun@Beijing/Flickr

Location: Clusters of pink can be found around the park, including the park entrance at West 33rd Avenue.

17. Granville Island

Cherry Blossoms On Granville Island

JakeInVan/Flickr

Location:¬†Along the eastern edge of the Granville Island seawall at False Creek. There’s also a beautiful cluster close to the nearby children’s playground.

18. Wycliffe Road (UBC)

Location: Along one city block of Wycliffe Road from Allison Road to Acadia Road.

19. Regent College (UBC)

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@yaoqi_qiqi/ Instagram

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).

20. Killarney

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 ‚Äď on the west side of Winona Park and just south of the Langara Golf Course.

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