Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival launches map showing best places to find flowering trees in city

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      Vancouver’s cherry blossom season is imminent and with it comes an opportunity to capture some seriously gorgeous shots of our city in full bloom.

      To help residents make the most of the occasion, which will kick off alongside the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival on March 30, the organizers have put together a handy map presenting the best spots in the city to find the pretty, pink-and-white petals.

      The map includes the addresses of over 2,100 cherry trees in Metro Vancouver as well as in municipalities such as Agassiz and Chilliwack. “Festival favourite” locations (aka the most photogenic sites) are marked by red pins, while others are marked by blue ones.

      A map by the Vancouver Park Board presents the most photogenic sites in the city to find blooming cherry trees.
      Vancouver Park Board

      Users may search cherry tree scenes by their preferred neighbourhood, cultivar, or a combination of both.

      Each spot is accompanied by a timeframe in which the trees there are expected to flower, though these dates were drawn from the 2016 season. Given Vancouver’s unusually long winter, this year’s cherry blossoms may begin flowering at later dates.

      The full map may be viewed at “Cherry scouts” will also be updating the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Blooming Now page with images of budding sites.

      Taking place from March 30 to April 23, this year’s Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival features a number of concerts, workshops, and art exhibitions happening around town. For more information about the month-long event, click here.

      The Georgia Straight is a sponsor of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.