The Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz opens for the season on April 1st, with millions of bright and beautiful petals blanketing the valley below majestic Mount Cheam.
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz
My first visit to this spectacular site was back in 2009 and I’ve returned to enjoy the stunning sights and scenes in this lovely 40 acre pocket of the Fraser Valley.
You only have about two weeks to enjoy the Tulips of the Valley Festival, which ends April 12th unless the weather cooperates to extend the event, and there’s plenty to do once you get there. Enjoy fresh Dutch Stroopwafels, Bannock, and several vendors from the local Agassiz Farmers market including Tasty Chicken and Honeyview farms. Stop by the store to buy your fresh cut greenhouse tulips, potted flowers and photo cards, and be sure to pose for photos when among the flowers.
Tulip Festival Hours
April 1st to April 12th, 2015
Wednesday and Thursday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday: 12:00 to 6:30pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00am to 6:30pm
Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed
Holiday Weekend Hours (Friday to Monday): 9:00am to 6:30pm
3971 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz, BC
In past years the parking area has been about 1km away from the fields, so be prepared for some walking. To put this in perspective, it would be like walking from Davie to Georgia in Downtown Vancouver — it’s not that far and is very worth it, but just be aware. Bring boots and shoes that can get muddy in the fields too, along with a warm coat for the rain or wind, and of course your camera to take photos.
Cash only. Weekend Admission (including holiday weekends) is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, free for kids 12 and under. Groups of then or more are $4 per adult. Weekday Admission (excluding holidays) is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, and kids 12 and under are free. Weekday groups of ten or more are $2.50 per adult.
Parking is $10 cash on weekends and holidays, $5 cash weekdays per vehicle paid at the designated parking lot. To park tour buses it’s $10 (small) and $15 (large).
Fresh Cut Tulips
Located at 1694 Tranmer Road in Agassiz, the tulip stand is open daily from dawn to dusk, now until Mother’s Day 2015. Follow the festival on Facebook for more information.
Interested in checking out two tulip festivals this season? Read more about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival as well. It’s just over the border and we have enjoyed visiting both of these events every year.