Reflecting Vancouver

Urbanism and Life on the West Coast

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Procession of Blossoms

Kitsilano Akebono Cherry Blossoms
Akebono trees are starting to fade in warmer parts of the city, but full blooms can still be seen at higher elevations of Point Grey, Dunbar, and Kerrisdale. Akebono and other early cherries give way to lush Kanzan blooms by mid-April, a kind of glorious springtime procession best appreciated with snowy peaks in the background.

Kanzan blooms are also a main feature of Bike the Blossoms, a community bike tour of our cherry-lined streets scheduled to take place later this month. I’ll be there.

Every year the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the beauty and variety of our flowering trees. The horticultural tours are highly recommended. Learn more at their website: