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Check out these transit-friendly stops in Metro Vancouver to see cherry blossoms

Check out these transit-friendly stops in Metro Vancouver to see cherry blossoms

Photo of blurred cherry blossoms in the foreground overlooking the Burrard Chinook SeaBus in the background

Spring has sprung and that means before you know it Metro Vancouver will be engulfed by an amazing array of cherry blossoms. Our streets, parks, and (of course) social media will be a sea of pink.

With over 4,000 cherry trees in the city, various types will be blooming at different times throughout March and April meaning you’ve got plenty of time to take in some cherry blossoms on transit.

To help get you into the spring spirit, we’ve compiled a list of transit-friendly stops in Metro Vancouver to see cherry blossoms.

RapidBus driving through Downtown Vancouver intersection with cherry blossoms in the foreground.

Central Park

Enjoy dazzling views of cherry blossoms at Burnaby’s Central Park. The park is located at the Vancouver–Burnaby border and offers numerous walking trails year-round.

Suggested routes: Expo Line SkyTrain,  49 Metrotown Stn, 19 Metrotown Stn

Art Phillips Park

Located near Burrard Station, Art Phillips Park contains canopies of pink bloom. The park is tucked in the heart of the city and integrated with the Burrard SkyTrain Station.

Suggested routes: Burrard Station, 002 Downtown

Graveley Street

East Vancouver’s Graveley Street offers you a whole block of blooming cheer. Cherry blossom trees line the street from the both sides, forming a beautiful canopy that’s hard to miss!

Suggested routes: 16 Arbutus, Millenium Line Skytrain

Garry Point Park

Garry Point Park, located in Richmond on the mouth of the Fraser River, is home to 255 spectacular Akebono cherry trees. The park provides spectacular views and is considered one of the best places to view sunsets in Richmond.

Suggested routes: 401 Steveston, 406 One Road, 407 Gilbert

Nitobe Memorial Garden

UBC’s Nitobe Memorial Garden is a peaceful place where you’ll find colourful cherry trees in a traditional Japanese garden setting.

Suggested routes: 99 UBC B-Line, R4 UBC, 84 UBC

Akali Singh Sikh Temple

If you follow the two consecutive city blocks of E. 3rd Avenue, from Rupert Street to Skeena Street, you can enjoy another splendid bloom. This location also offers gorgeous views of the Akali Singh Sikh Temple.

Route: Millenium Line SkyTrain, 009 Boundary

 

Check out this interactive map from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival for all the stops in Metro Vancouver to see cherry blossoms on transit. Our handy TransLink Trip Planner will help get you there.

Where’s your favourite local spot to catch these blooms? Comment below and let us know!