So for those who know me the fact that Tulips have been my favorite flower forever is no secret. They turn up on my doorstep or at the office every year for my birthday- which is no easy feat considering my birthday doesn’t exactly fall in the middle of tulip season.
For the longest time it was white tulips and white tulips only, I’m not entirely sure why, other than perhaps at that time of my life I was particular about everything and liked to be difficult. Now I’ve broadened my tulip loving horizons and will love just about any color but still favor the pale hues of pink, blush and white.
Given my love of the flower I’m always excited to attend the various tulip festivals around the Fraser Valley, I even have a favorite out of town location if you’re itching for an excuse to take a little road trip.
Tulips of the Valley is taking place in Chilliwack until May 7th at their new location 41310 Yale Rd, Chilliwack.
For the Vancouverites this is a trek but so worth it. The fields are in full bloom and loaded with Instagram-worthy shots.
You can get tickets online or at the field, online tickets are a bit less and they have a family pass option for the weekends that is only available online.
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is the one I am known to frequent on a regular basis because it’s closest and I can pop by to grab a bunch of fresh tulips in an array of colors pretty much daily until May 14. This year it was a bit of a late start but completely worth the wait and the festival has been extended so that you can enjoy it with mom for Mother’s Day. The fields are gorgeous and I love all of the extras they have for the kids- the duck races and tether ball are a family favorite for sure.
When I want to run away to tiptoe through the tulips I head state side to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Tulips as far as the eye can see! It is a spectacular sight and I’ll never turn down a trip to the outlets so it’s usually a very relaxing and productive trip.
The festival typically runs April 1-30 but and both Tulip Town and RoozenGaarde will be open through May 7 to view their beautiful gardens, so you still have time to visit!
RoozenGaarde is open 9am to 7pm and Tulip Town is open 9am to 5pm. Admission at each is $7, with five and under free. Parking is free as well.