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Weekend Adventurer: Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver

With over 37,000 Cherry Blossom trees lining the streets, walkways, seawall, parks and homes of Vancouver, British Columbia, spring ushers in the region's most beautiful display, the blooming of these beautiful trees which is one of the most anticipated events of the Spring Season! Set off by the snow-capped mountains and beautiful surroundings these Cherry Trees embody the spirit of Vancouver and its allure to visitors from around the World! Enjoy the last weekend of February among these beautiful trees which have bloomed just in time for the World to see them.

Vancouver is well known for its Cherry Blossoms which flower from March through May.This weekend marks the end of the Olympic festivities but also the beginning of Spring for the Vancouver season - this year the City has gotten its blooms early (usually they bloom from March through to May) so spend this weekend exploring some of the 37,000 cherry blossoms trees planted throughout the Lower Mainland.Visitors can walk, cycle, take public transportation or drive to the many Cherry Blossom locations. The following is a list of some of the best locations to view the Cherry Blossoms around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland:

Cherry Blossoms enthusiasts can see many cherry blossoms encircling the Vancouver MuseumThe Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival usually occurs in the City between March and May, however, with the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games it was put on hold this year, but it will return next year for Vancouver's 125th year.

The history of Vancouver's Cherry Trees started in the 1930s when the City planted 500 which were donated by the mayors of Kobe and Yokohama to honour soldiers who died in World War I. Their popularity saw thousands more planted along roadways, walkways, in parks and on private property to where they now number over 37,000.

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