With the cherry blossoms already making an appearance during our Winter Olympics, the city is gearing up for the annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival taking place throughout the month of April.
Cherry Blossom Festival Events
2010 Haiku Invitational: Write & submit a haiku about cherry blossoms until May 31st.
Bike the Blossoms: Partnering with the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition these will be bike tours for cherry blossom viewing around town.
Birthday Blossoms: Celebrate Vancouver’s 135th birthday next year by purchasing & planting a tree this year so that it will be in bloom to celebrate in 2011.
Check out the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s viewing map for tress and parks nearby. The first event coming up on March 22nd is a lecture about cherry blossoms by Douglas Justice, of UBC Botanical Garden.
Should you snap some photos of the blossoms, please feel free to add it to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. I’ll have a photo feature post up within the next few weeks.