Vancouver Celebrates the Glorious Cherry Blossom Spring Renewal Ritual with Guided Walks and Online Events
By: NEXT Magazine
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
Blossoms on view until they drop;
festival film premiering April 26
Citywide public viewing with online festival events / Free / vcbf.ca
Few things about Vancouver are more iconic or more beautiful than the more than 43,000 cherry blossom trees that transform the city into a pastel-hued wonderland every April. The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates this event through an online haiku spotlight series, guided listening resources for walking among the blossoms, and a virtual watching experience premiering April 26. Of course the star of the show is the blossoms themselves; you can find optimal viewing locations on the festival website. The festival also features the Sakura Days Japan Fair, April 16-17, featuring a series of streamed online events covering everything from Japanese cooking classes to poetry readings to dance performances.