This year, due to COVID-19 outbreak, please stay home and let us bring the blossoms to you.
Click on this interactive map to see the most popular cherry trees at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Enjoy the Queen Elizabeth Park cherry trees online:
- Virtual Tree Walk – Queen Elizabeth Park *NEW*: Features photos of ‘Somei-yoshino’, ‘Akebono’, ‘Shirotae’ and ‘Umineko’ from previous years.
- Blossom Blog – Queen Elizabeth Park: enjoy these blog posts featuring ‘Umineko’, ‘Akebono’, ‘Stellata”, Big Picnic, and Sakura Illumination from our blog archives.
- VCBF Neighbourhood Map: zoom in Queen Elizabeth Park on West 33rd and Cambie to discover all the cherry trees in the park (or click the Search tab, then type Queen Elizabeth)
If you live in the area and will visit in person, please respect physical distancing. Cherry scout Lisa L. wrote on the UBC Botanical Garden forum:
“Please beware that this year due to social distancing there is NO vehicular access to QE park from any of the entrances. All are barricaded. You must walk in and up to admire this tree, and please not a lot of people or the park rangers may shut it down. The rangers are patrolling and ensuring that all of us walkers are keeping our distance and not congregating. So please follow the directives and visit discreetly and quietly. NO PICNICS. we will have to wait till next year for that.”