Blooming flowers, buzzing bees, chirping birds…spring has sprung in Abbotsford! As spring in Abbotsford awakens, so do the blossoming buds throughout the city. Enjoy the colourful and fragrant displays of flora in the coming months by checking out these exciting events!
Bloom, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival
April 9th to May 13th, 2018
BC’s only Tulip Trail begins in April, stretching between Bloom, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival and the Tulips of the Valley Festival in Chilliwack. Bloom, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival features a stunning photo worthy field with over 2.5 million colourful tulips. There are over 40 varieties on display as well as a u-pick field and a market to purchase your own bouquet to take home.
Check out Bloom’s website for information on their high bloom and low bloom rates and be sure to pre-purchase your tickets online before arriving. You can also find helpful tips online such as wearing shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and weather updates!
In addition to the tulips, don’t miss the creative photo cut-out boards, food trucks and covered picnic tables, artisan market and children’s play area. This year will also feature a ‘Friends of the Tulip Festival’ promotion which offers Tulip Fest ticket holders exclusive discounts to local businesses and eateries.
Magic hour passes available that allow access from sunrise until 9am.
Special local resident rate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Hours: Open daily 9am-7:30pm, weather dependent.
Coming from the Vancouver? Please use exit 104, for Number 3 Road. This will help minimize disruption to locals and help us continue to run Bloom, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival year after year…and gets you here fastest! Click here for Directions
36737 North Parallel Road
90th Annual Bradner Flower Show
April 13th to 15th, 2018
From humble beginnings featuring a few daffodil bulbs to a yearly celebration with hundreds of varieties of daffodils, local winery and craft beer tastings, live music, guest speakers, interesting displays, crafts, art, homemade treats and more! This year will be a special celebration with many surprises to commemorate this extraordinary occasion.
The Bradner Flower Show runs April 13th-15th at the Bradner Hall and Bradner Elementary from 10am-5pm daily. The volunteer-run event costs $2 at the door with free parking at the elementary school and along the roadside. There will be a tea room selling homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts all weekend and barbequed food available on Saturday and Sunday.
Don’t miss the opening ceremony, Friday April 13th at 1pm with the Bradner Elementary Hand Bell Choir, followed by special guest Brian Minter, who will be on hand at 2pm to answer all of your gardening questions. Decorating for this year’s show will be done by the talented and creative floral designers from Simply Perfect Flowers.
For more information visit www.bradnerhall.ca/events.
5305 Bradner Road