Editors note: This post previously mentioned the event would begin on March 29th. The event has been pushed back to debut on April 1 for the 2018 season.
The beautiful flower of the tulip is in full blossom, and will be celebrated with the return of the 12th annual Chilliwack Tulip Festival this Spring.
About an hour drive from the heart of Vancouver, the Chilliwack Tulip Festival is set to open March 29th.
The festival will have an abundance of breathtaking fields of tulips, featuring over 20 acres of brightly coloured bulbs for the eye to absorb – perfect for those Instagram shots.
In addition the tulips, there’ll be two acres of hyacinths, three acres of peony daffodils, fairy doors among the tulips, flower mosaics, a “World Friendship” tulip display, and a “Canada 150” tulip display.
Returning festival favourites will also make an appearance, with the windmill, old-fashioned bike, Stroopwafels, and food trucks.
The farm began back in 1974 when Peter Warmerdam and his family purchased the land and grew tulips, and daffodils. But it was his granddaughter’s idea to create fields on only tulips where people can wander through and soak up the charming tulip displays.
You can buy tickets and find more information here.
Chilliwack Tulip Festival
Where: 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack
When: April 1 onwards, Weekdays 9am to 6pm, Weekends 10am to 6pm