Botanica Tulip Festival announces opening date and ticket sales

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      They say April showers bring May flowers—but it looks like we’ll be able to start enjoying the blooms a little early this year. The Botanica Tulip Festival has announced that it will be opening its gates on April 12, and tickets are on sale now.

      Rebranded from the Chilliwack Tulip Festival, the Botanica Tulip Festival promises vibrant vistas of stunning blooms featuring the Netherlands’ favourite flower—plus more on offer than ever before.

      “We’re thrilled to invite both locals and tourists to experience the beauty of our tulip fields and the legacy of our family farm,” says Jen Giesbrecht, co-owner and co-operator of Botanica Tulip Festival, in a release. “Botanica holds a special place in our hearts, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”

      Located just an hour away from Vancouver off Highway 1, the Botanica Tulip Festival site sits on the Pauls family farm, which has been run by the family for more than 75 years.

      Annually, the Botanica Tulip Festival offers a walk through 1.5 million tulips, plus photo spots and a u-pick field so you can bring home your own piece of nature. 

      This year, a ferris wheel giving panoramic views of 13 acres of tulip fields is on offer for the first three weeks of the festival. And for those seeking an even more interactive experience, there will be floral workshops by Lam Ear’s Floral, plus local food trucks.

      Botanica Tulip Festival 2024

      April 12 until mid-May, 5am to dusk

      Where: 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack

      Tickets: $12+, available online at