Hands down, one of the prettiest times to visit the North Shore is in Cherry Blossom season, typically early March to late April, when nature’s eye candy adorns the trees in pastel pink. Here are five places to catch this spectacular show on Vancouver’s North Shore.
Just a few minutes stroll from the Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Station, Waterfront Park is a collection of trails that meander through rolling green grass and trees awash in pink. Adding to the beautiful vista are sweeping views of downtown Vancouver just across the inlet.
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Enjoy cherry blossoms with an ocean view along Ambleside Beach with its sandy expanse to explore, green parks to play in, a community of artisans, artists and creators to check out, and waterfront eateries to indulge in, such as The Boatshed Ambleside, Crema Cafe Bar, and Ancora.
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Also known as The Shipyards District, this waterfront neighbourhood has gone through enormous growth in the past few years with a bounty of restaurants, shops and outdoor gathering spaces to complement the iconic Lonsdale Quay Market. Bonus: come for the cherry blossoms; stay for the sunset.
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Hidden away in the enchanting Deep Cove is Panorama Park, with incredible views of the harbour and the pristine waters as they move out into Indian Arm. Go blossom photo-hunting along 1.8 km of trails and scroll through your treasures over a treat at the many cafes and restaurants in the village.
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Add a little retail therapy to the calming effect of cherry blossoms at Park Royal. But did you know Park Royal offers a quaint outdoor mall called Park Royal Village? Think Main Street in a little mountain town – where you’ll find best-in-class stores and restaurants to browse through.
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For more information on these locations and activities on Vancouver’s North Shore, visit vancouversnorthshore.com.