Using the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Neighborhood maps for the first time can be intimidating.  Here are some tips.

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Let’s say you want to go cherry blossom viewing in Vancouver and want to know which cherry trees are blooming now in your neighborhood:

  • Go to: http://www.vcbf.ca/maps/Map.html  The map will open, showing trees that are blooming now.
  • Click on Neighborhood to see which trees are blooming in your neighborhood.
  • Select a location or a type of tree (cultivar). A bubble with a photo of the tree and location will pop up on the map.
  • Click on See forum postings. You’ll be directed to the UBC Forum where you can find more information and pictures about the tree.

When I saw on the map that there was an Okame cherry tree blooming in my neighborhood – and I had never seen and Okame cherry tree before – I took my bike and immediately went to visit this beautiful tree.

Discover new types of cherry trees

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Perhaps you would like to see an Accolade,  or a A Whitcomb? The neighborhood map can help you find various types of cherry trees:

  • Click on Cultivars to discover a new type of cherry trees and see its location.

There are 54 varieties of cherry blossoms in Vancouver. They’re all worth a visit. Try to discover at least 5 different cherry trees every spring. You’ll be an expert in no time!

Tips

Still think the neighborhood maps are too complicated?  Visit our Blooming Now page to keep up-to-date with what’s blooming in Vancouver and see a list of of the festival’s favorites that are currently in bloom.  It’s that easy!  No maps involved!