Top locations for viewing Vancouver’s Cherry Blossoms this Spring

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Spring cherry blossom viewing in Vancouver

As the season changes from winter to spring, Vancouver comes alive with 40,000 blossoming cherry trees. Check out the list below for our favourite places to see and experience these wonderful blooming trees.

Queen Elizabeth Park
On top of the already impressive landscaping, Queen Elizabeth Park has several different varieties of cherry blossom trees which bloom from early March to late April.
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Stanley Park

Just a short bike ride or a 30-minute walk from the hotel, Stanley Park offers fantastic views of English Bay, the Burrard Inlet, and is home to rows of cherry blossom trees near the formal rose garden.
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Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Located in the Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver, the 55-acre Van Dusen Botanical Gardens is home to over 7,500 plant species from around the world. Enjoy the magnolias, rhododendrons, and of course the amazing cherry blossom trees that bloom in the early spring.
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Akali Singh Sikh Temple

Looking East from Rupert Street and East 3rd Avenue, a beautiful sea of pink blossoms frame the Sikh temple.


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Burrard Skytrain Station

A mere one-minute walk from the hotel’s entrance on West Georgia Street, these cherry blossom trees put a smile on the faces of travelers every morning.


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Granville Plaza

Located at 200 Granville Street, outside the entrance to Waterfront Station, is a beautiful cluster of cherry blossom trees set against a backdrop of the North Shore mountains. It really doesn’t get much better than that!

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