Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Events and Walks

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The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival returns at the end of March with events across the city. Connect with nature through creative workshops, photo ops, Tree Talks and Walks, and more.

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Cherry Blossom Festival Walks

Welcome the season with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, the annual celebration of cherry blossoms inspired by the age-old Japanese cultural tradition of hanami (flower viewing). For the few weeks the cherry blossoms are in bloom, we can all enjoy our shared connection to nature.

The festival’s events include The Big Picnic and Sakura Days Japan Fair, a magical walk through illuminated cherry blossoms with Blossoms After Dark, and check-out the Pop-Up Pavilion which will move around the city.

Step into a world of poetry with the Haiku Exhibition featuring the work of talented artists from all over the world.

Workshops this year include Serena Chu’s Cherry Blossom Pottery, Painting with Marisa Pahl, and Haiku with Michael Dylan Welch. Registration is required and limited spots are available for each workshop.

Tree Talks & Walks

Tree Talks & Walks are guided tours led by local experts that focus on not just the cherry tree but the other various trees that make up our urban ecosystem. You are invited to take a moment out of your day to pause and appreciate the natural beauty all around.

Registration is required and there are limited spots available for each walk.

Tree Talks & Walks Schedule

March 29, 2024 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Kitsilano with Jacqueline Lee (this walk will be led in Mandarin)

March 30, 2024 from 10:30am to 11:30am
The Big Picnic at David Lam Park with Nina Shoroplova

March 31, 2024 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
West End with Wendy Cutler (for Easter Parade)

April 6, 2024 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Stanley Park with Nina Shoroplova

April 7, 2024 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Park with Alex Downie

April 13, 2024 from 11:am to 12:30pm
Nitobe Memorial Garden with Douglas Justice

April 20, 2024 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Callister Park with Egan Davis

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