FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF)?
A: The Festival celebrates spring and when 43,000 cherry trees burst into bloom across the city, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Spring with over 20+ cherry blossom themed community events every year during March and April.
Q: How do I get there / Where does it take place?
A: Festival events are in Vancouver, BC and easily accessible by public transit, bicycle or car. Please see individual community events page for exact location for each event.
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Q: Where can I buy cherry blossom trees?
About Cherry Blossoms
Q: When is the best time to visit Vancouver to catch the blossoms?
A: Around early March on a typical warm year, the early cultivars bloom first, followed by the popular light pink, Akebono, variety in late March and a dark pink, Kanzan, following a couple weeks after in April. Check out our Neighbourhood Maps and What’s Blooming Now pages for real-time.
Q: Where are the best areas to see blossoms?
A: Click here to see the best 21 spots.
Q: How many cherry cultivars are there in Vancouver?
A: Festival Cherry Scouts have discovered 54 cultivars of the ornamental cherry tree in Vancouver. To learn more about these different varieties check this page for more info:https://www.vcbf.ca/education/cherry-cultivars
Q: How long does the blossom last?
A: On average, each tree blossoms for about 2 weeks long.