Easter Week-end is always a great time to go cherry blossom viewing in Vancouver. The Akebono cherry trees are in bloom and looking spectacular.
My favorite location is Georgia and Denman which has a beautiful reflective pool:
At the entrance of Stanley Park, at Alberni, young akebono will allow you to take close-ups:
Instead of entering Stanley Park (cherry trees in that location always need a few more days to bloom), I opted to wander in the West-End where you can encounter Akebono in bloom at various street corners, such as here in Nelson and Broughton:
There are lots of buds in the Downtown trees, which means you still have time to visit. They should be in full bloom within 2-3 days.
Attend one of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Tree Talks and Walks to learn more about cherry trees.