Accolade cherry trees are in bloom at Vancouver City Hall, a five minute walk from Broadway-City Hall skytrain station.
The main entrance – where the Accolade trees are located – is facing North, so the trees near the stairs will most likely be in the shade when you visit.
If you climb the stairs, you can get great close-ups of the blossoms.
There are two Accolade on the East and West sides of the building. These trees might be drenched in sunlight depending on when you visit (these photos were taken between 1.30 pm-2.00pm). This is the tree on the West side.
The cherry tree on the West side has so many Accolade blossoms that they are all squished in.
There are two park benches on the East side of the property, for those who want to rest or have a quick snack. Prepare to be showered with cherry petals!
At this location, you can get a cool shot of George Vancouver pointing at the blossoms, but my photo didn’t turn out well this year, because of the sun glaring in the lens (you can see more photos of the Vancouver City hall blog post from 2014).
This location should be blooming for another week.
Photos: Jessica Tremblay