At Vancouver City Hall, the Accolades cherry trees are in bloom!

 

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From the bottom of the stairs, the view is beautiful.

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There are lots of people coming and going (it’s city hall, after all), so if you’re going to take pictures on a weekday, you might have to be patient to get a photo without people in it.

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The statue of Captain George Vancouver makes this a fun location: with the right angle, you can get him pointing to the cherry blossoms!

 

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You can do really nice close-ups of the Accolade cherry blossoms from the top of the stairs: you’re at the same height as the canopy!

 

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The 12 storey city hall building makes a nice background.

 

Good spot for Hanami picnic?  Absolutely!

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There are two park benches under the cherry trees, so it’s a great place to have a picnic.

 

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You can enjoy your lunch as cherry petals fall gently around you.

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If you stay there long enough, cherry petals will fall in your open palm.

 

Location: Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue.  The building is served by the Broadway–City Hall Station on SkyTrain’s Canada Line, 99-B line bus and #9 bus.
Go by this week-end, but definitely within the next week.