Spring doesn’t officially begin until March 19th but it’s arriving early this year as I Heart Tulips returns to Metropolis at Metrotown. This second annual event, benefitting Variety BC, is the largest one-day indoor tulip display in Canada!
I Heart Tulips Returns to Metropolis at Metrotown
When: Saturday March 7, 2020
Where: Grand Court Metropolis at Metrotown (4700 Kingsway, Burnaby)
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On Saturday, March 7, an awe-inspiring installation of 14,000 live tulips will be unveiled in Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court. Arranged in multiple heart shapes, the multi-coloured tulips will be on display for one day only.
Visitors to Burnaby’s famous shopping destination will have the opportunity to view the full display of tulips from all three levels of the mall, from 10am to 11am. For the rest of the day, the tulips will be available for picking, at a cost of eight stems for $5 or 20 stems for $10. Proceeds will go to Variety – the Children’s Charity, which has been providing direct help to BC children with special needs for more than 50 years.
This marks the second edition of I Heart Tulips. It debuted in January of last year and was a great success. The event was created by Kate Onos-Gilbert and Davy Onos from Onos Greenhouses Ltd. and founders of Tulips of the Valley – the company behind the enormously popular Chilliwack Tulip Festival (established 2006) and the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival (established 2018), which take place in the Fraser Valley each year.
I Heart Tulips will also feature various photo opportunities and pose-worthy selfie locations, including life-sized photo frames, a replica mini flower stand, and an adorable tulip-filled baby carriage. Keepsake Polaroids will be available for an additional donation, with all proceeds going to Variety.
For more information follow the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is Secretary of the Board of Directors of Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC and Chair of its Marketing Committee