Photos: First annual Abbotsford Tulip Festival features 10 acres of blooming bulbs

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      Even if you squint your eyes, you won’t be able to see the last row of the blooming buds at the first annual Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

      2.5 million colourful bulbs cover 10 acres (435,600-square-foot) of farm land at the only tulip festival located in B.C. this year.

      Expect to bask in rows and rows of pink, yellow, red, purple, and multi-coloured tulips at this family-owned attraction.

      The Warmerdam family has been growing flowers on Sumas Prairie for over 30 years. This year’s tulip festival was created by Alexis Warmerdam, owner and fourth generation Dutch-Canadian bulb grower.

      Besides gazing at the myriad amounts of beautiful tulips and wandering through the fields, visitors can also pick their own flowers in a U-Pick field, take photos with cut-out boards, or have a snack in the covered picnic area. Food trucks only come on the weekends.

      There’s also a children’s play area, so this weekend trip—a 90-minute drive from Downtown Vancouver—is suitable for the entire brood.

      The tulip festival (36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford) runs until May 1, seven days a week (9 am to 6 p.m.). Admission is $5 per person, and free for those two and under. Parking is complimentary from Monday through Friday.

      For more information, click here.

      Take a look at our photos below of the mesmerizing tulips.

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