Best Instagram Photo Locations in Vancouver: Cherry Blossom Edition

It’s officially cherry blossom season in Vancouver! This is one of my favourite times of year in the city because the delicate pink petals that take over the landscape bring so much joy after months of rain and grey. While I’m not in Vancouver this year to enjoy Sakura season, I’m sharing my favourite locations to celebrate the start of spring and snap some memorable photos. Be sure to check out the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival website for upcoming events and the cherry blossom map for more locations and peak bloom dates. 

|| Graveley Street

On Graveley Street, between Windermere and Rupert streets, is probably one of the most well-known and most instagrammed cherry blossom-lined streets in Vancouver. Best to arrive early and during the week to avoid crowds of Instagrammers and remember, it is a usually quiet residential street so be considerate of residents. 

|| Granville Island

There are so many reasons to visit Granville Island, but at this time of year, if you take a stroll along the seawall you will be able to capture some great shots of the blossoms with the cityscape in the background. 

|| David Lam Park

You can kill two birds with one stone by hopping on an aqueous at Granville Island and heading across False Creek over to David Lam Park, which also offers an impressive canopy of pink blossoms. Approximately 100 cherry blossom trees were planted in this park to celebrate the 2010 olympics. 

|| Kitsilano 

The Kitsilano neighbourhood is dotted with cherry blossoms on a number of streets. Take a walk in and around 5th, 6th and Yew streets, along Kits Beach and over toward Vanier Park for your fill of pink petals.  

The season doesn’t last long - make sure you catch them before they’re gone!


If you’re interested to know more about the history of Vancouver’s cherry trees, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival has a great summary.

Where are your favourite cherry blossom destinations? Which of the ones I’ve shared do you like the most?


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