Each year the lower mainland blooms in multi-coloured tulip fields and cherry blossoms. There is a short span of time to explore and find the best spots to capture floral photos. The two I’ve been able to visit are the tulip festivals in Abbotsford and Chilliwack.
Tulips of the Valley
Chilliwack, BC / Fraser Valley
Tulips of the Valley is Western Canada’s largest tulip festival and highlights hyacinths and daffodils as well as tulips. The Festival typically spans 3-5 weeks in April/May each year. Check their website for the opening day each year as it changes depending on the weather.
Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival
Abbotsford, BC / Fraser Valley
Update: Bloom has moved to the Okanagan. Check their website (below) for details! Bloom Tulip Festival is an event formed from a long-lasting love of tulips by the owner, Peter, and his Dutch family who immigrated to the Abbotsford area in the 1950s. Congratulations to Peter’s daughter who came up with the brilliant idea of hosting the Bloom Tulip Festival and allowing us to experience a bit of the Netherlands in Western Canada! The Festival typically spans 3 weeks in April each year. Check their website for the opening day each year as it changes depending on the weather.