March 1-June 1, 2022: Haiku Invitational

The Orpheum 601 Smithe St, Vancouver

Presented by     The Haiku Invitational presented by Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel is an international online contest that attracts submissions from all over the world. The top poems in six main categories (Vancouver, BC, Canada, the United States, International, and Youth (age 17 and under) will be featured in the Haiku Canada newsletter, an online publication in […]

2020 The Big Picnic

Inspired by the long-time Japanese cultural tradition of hanami* which literally translates to “cherry blossom (hana) viewing (mi)”.

Steps for Sakura

Lot 19 855 W Hasting St, Vancouver

Presented by       The annual arrival of the cherry blossoms holds spiritual meaning to a variety of cultures around the world. A common theme is that the beauty of the short-lived bloom is a reminder to take small moments to appreciate what is important to our lives. To focus on the present. Led […]

2022 The Big Picnic

David Lam Park 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia

Presented by  We are happy to announce that the 2022 Festival kicks off with the return of THE BIG PICNIC in a new majestic cherry blossom park location - David Lam Park! The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2022. When 100 Akebono cherry trees come into bloom in this spectacular […]

Tree Talks and Walks

We are planning to have real live on-your-feet guided walks this year and we have required pre-registration to keep the groups to a manageable size. We have been pleased with the response, but we regret to say that walks all have waiting lists and no further reservations are being taken. See the section on Do-it-yourself […]


BLOOM! An engaging educational new video resource for elementary teachers is now available.