The 6 Best Things About Spring In Metro Vancouver

Travel & Outdoors

There isn’t an off-season for Vancouver’s beauty but springtime in the city has specific perks that will be sure to give you spring fever.

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Spring in Vancouver

Cherry Blossoms

It’s not springtime in Metro Vancouver without rows and rows of lush sakura blossoms fill the streets. Cherry blossoms have already begun to blossom this year and we can’t wait to see more.

Pacific Herons

The majestic and sadly at-risk birds are staples at Stanley Park. They have been nesting at the iconic park for the past 18 years and just made their return for their 19th year in a row.

Gardens and Parks (and lots and lots of them)

Leisurely garden strolls during spring aren’t exactly unique to Vancouver but a park with a massive Elizabethan maze or a walk nestled amongst lush trees is. Sounds like a plan to us.

Events & Festivals

Shipyards Night Market

Photo: YouTube

A number of events and festivals will be popping up throughout the season to take full advantage of the sun. Take your pick from anything between scenic cherry blossom-themed festivals to bustling outdoor night markets hosted at various spots across the region.

On a budget? There’s no shortage of free events happening in the area this season.

Outdoor Activities


Photo: Clayton Perry Photoworks / 604 Now Flickr Pool

Vancouver boasts mountains and several scenic trails just waiting to be explored this spring. As it gets warmer, don’t forget about the awesome spots we have for paddle boarding. Looking for something more laid back? Cycling around the Stanley Park Seawall is always a good idea.

Patio Season

Holt RenfrewSoak in the city’s famous views with sunny and clear skies floating above your head outdoors over a good meal. More and more eateries around the city will offer patio seating as spring heats up — just decide on the type of view you’d like to literally feast upon.


Have anything we missed? Let us know what your favourite part about spring in Metro Vancouver is below.

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