The Chilliwack Tulip Festival is back with more Instagramable moments than ever. This year, the festival promises an incomparable explosion of colour, fragrance and family-friendly fun.
Starting on April 10, the first two weeks of the festival will eature 10 varieties of hyacinths and 17 varieties of daffodils, and include one-of-a-kind, handmade floral mosaics. From the second weekend forward, an awe-inspiring 30 varieties of tulips will be in bloom, totalling more than 6.5 million bulbs in all the colours of the rainbow, planted in extra wide rows for easy viewing and convenient photo opportunities. Overall, there are 20 acres of spring beauty to behold.
Some other family-friendly attractions from past years will include the Rotary Train (weekends only), weekend food trucks (including fresh, authentic Dutch “stroop” waffles), a something-for-everyone flower-themed gift shop, and new this year: tractor rides.
If you love taking photos — selfies, portraits of friends and family, or artistic shots — the Chilliwack Tulip Festival offers a truly spectacular environment, whether in the fields, next to the windmill and traditional Dutch bicycle, or from the festival’s famous tulip swing over the flowers. Every year the festival creates new photo-op locations on their fields, and this year is no exception with a few new surprises for visitors to discover.
The Chilliwack Tulip Festival runs every day from April 10, for approximately four weeks, and is conveniently located just minutes from Highway 1. (Click here for easy directions.) Parking is free. For complete details, including ticket pricing, visit chilliwacktulipfest.com.