Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (“VCBF”) is hosting a very unique event in April. We love the ocean and the trees in Vancouver, and the VCBF is now going to put them together, parading a Blossom Barge around the water to show off the fun, friendliness and creativity that defines Vancouver.
The floating installation will feature 36 flowering cherry trees, navigating around the city before mooring at Dock 7 by Granville Island Public Market Courtyard. A mini festival will then take place with free performances at Granville Island Market, including Tetsu Taiku & Tzo’kam collaboration, Langley Ukulele Ensemble, Kutapira, Chibi Taiko, and the international yoyo superstar – Harrison Lee.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
- 8:30am: Blossom Barge departs Tymac Launch Service near Crab Park, parading past Canada Place, Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island to Science World, returning to Granville Island Market
- 10:45am: Granville Island Dock 7
- 12:00-2:00pm: Free performances from the Blossom Barge Stage with viewing from Granville Island Public Market Courtyard
Sunday, April 17, 2016
- 12:00-2:00pm: Free performances from the Blossom Barge Stage with viewing from Granville Island Market Courtyard
- 3:00pm-5:00pm: Blossom Barge Flotilla departs Granville Island Market down False Creek to Science World on its return voyage back to Tymac Launch and Crab Park
The barge will be moored at Dock 7 by Granville Island Market (on the Arts Club side). Audiences can get a great view of Blossom Barge parading past Stanley Park, English Bay, The Pier at Canada Place, Harbour Green Park, Jack Poole Plaza, Granville Bridge, and all along False Creek and Granville Island.
Participation in the Blossom Barge festivities is free to the general public. Follow the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival on Twitter and Facebook for information about this event and more this spring.