Spring is here, and that means the blossoming of beautiful cherry blossom trees.
It’s the perfect way to get a timeless Instagram shot, or even simply admire nature’s beauty. Here’s a great list of the best 10 spots in Burnaby to head for cherry blossoms – time for a flower crawl!
Several spots around BC’s biggest shopping centre offers a glimpse into the delicate beauty of the cherry blossoms. Check out Burnaby Civic Square, East Patterson, and Telford Avenue.
2. Kensington Park
Several spots around Kensington Park offer a dazzling view of the cherry blossoms. Drop by the Northwest corner of Hastings and Kensington, or Charles street, and catch a glimpse of some Shirotae and Akebono trees.
There are several spots around the Burnaby BCIT campus that have an array of blooming cherry blossoms. Approximately seven cherry blossom trees are near Chilcotin House, and the Deer Lake Parkway Urban Trail has a corner that’s bursting with pink tones.
4. Burnaby Mountain
This area, particularly the Mount Burnaby picnic area, is scattered with an abundance of Somei-yoshino cherry blossoms. Located at 100 Centennial Way, these dazzling beauties make the view from the mountain even more worthwhile.
5. Bonsor Recreation Complex
Located at 6595 Bonsor Avenue, this complex holds upto at least six ‘Shirotoe’ (types of cherry blossoms), blossoming and vivid.
6. Robert Burnaby Park
Close to Robert Burnaby Park lie several cherry blossom trees, both of the Shirotae and the Kanzan variety. Located at 17th avenue between 2nd and 4th street, and 15th avenue from 1st street all the way to 11th avenue. Bring your cameras!
7. Burnaby Hospital
Located in the Cascade Heights area, approximately at 4119 Kincaid street, lies an assortment of Akebono cherry blossoms that are proudly displayed.
8. Brentwood Town Centre
Several areas around the Brentwood Town Centre and the Brentwood area are garnished with cherry blossoms. A few can be found at the Masonic Cemetery and 1660 Fairlawn Drive.
9. Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
A variety of both Akebono and Birch Bark Cherry can be found on Kingsway & Southoaks Crescent, and along Nikkei Centre.
10. Capitol Hill
On the North side of Hastings street West from Hythe street, select Akebono cherry blossoms can be found, making the greenery more colourful.