Friday, February 23, 2024

Your guide to the best cherry blossom spots in and around Victoria (PHOTOS)

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Spring is just around the corner—we promise!

As the weather warms up, Victoria’s most beautiful floral phenomenon is in bloom: pink cherry and plum blossoms flourish the streets with a vibrant wave of colour.

For those in search of their own special spot, the City of Victoria currently features an interactive map showcasing where all these trees and their dates of blossom. 

For now, we’ve chosen some of our favourite spots around town to see the blooms.

From February through March, the trees are in full bloom, so don’t wait, get out there and take in this glorious sight.

Typically, you’ll find the darker blossoms blooming throughout February and March, and light pink usually bloom from April to May.

Without further ado, here’s a list compiled of our favourite cherry blossom-viewing spots in and around Victoria:

Downtown

(View Street / ItkasanImages)
(Yates Street / Colin Smith Takes Pics)
(View Street / Jay Wallace Images)
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Chinatown / Colin Smith Takes Pics)

 

(Yates Street / Vanessa MacDonald)

Fifth Street from above Finlayson Street

View Street at Ormond Street

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

Quadra Street

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography)
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography)

Wharf Street 

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

James Bay

(Croft Street / ItkasanImages)
(Avalon Road / ItkasanImages)

Yates and Government Street

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

Fairfield/Rockland

(Moss Street / Neil Dicke)
(Richmond Avenue / ItkasanImages)
(Ross Bay Cemetery / ItkasanImages)

Howe Street at Faithful Street

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

Quadra/Hillside

(Quadra Elementary School / Katrina Massey Photography )
(Fifth Street / ItkasanImages)
(Tolmie Avenue / ItkasanImages)

Thunderbird Park – downtown Victoria

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

Superior at Oswego

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

Store Street

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

Montreal Street at Kingston

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )
(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

Avalon Road at Government Street

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

Fan Tan Alley, Chinatown

(Fan Tan Alley / Colin Smith Takes Pics)

Government at Fisgard – Chinatown

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