TOP 8 FLOWER FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Flower Festivals Canada
Beyond hockey and snow sleds, and other clichés, Canada is a popular tourist destination because of the nature, landscapes and flowers and blooms and the festivals celebrating the wide offering of flowers.


For this reason, Cherry trees and blooms feature largely in the top events and festivals of Canada, like the Bruno Cherry Festival in Saskatchewan, and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival when 36,000 cherry trees show their magnificence. Other bloom and flower events include the Canadian Tulip Festival in both Ontario and Québec, and the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival in Nova Scotia.








Canada Blooms
mid March
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Flower Festivals CanadaRecognized as Canada’s largest flower and garden festival and named one of Ontario’s Top 100 events by Festivals and Events and one of North America’s Top 100 events by the American Bus Association, Canada Blooms attracts more than 200,000 visitors to enjoy the special children’s areas, more than 200 hours of free lectures, gardening demonstrations and talks with the stars of the gardening and horticultural world and the wonder of gardens created by Ontario’s premier landscape architects and designers, and much more.

For more information about Canada Blooms visit:
http://www.canadablooms.com






Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
end March / April
Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Flower Festivals CanadaAll over Vancouver more than 36,000 cherry trees come into bloom each spring during the annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. The Cherry Blossom Festival offers special ways to enjoy the spectacle including details about where to find the best locations to view cherry blossom trees, a bike ride through the blossoms, Haiku Invitational, Haiku Gardens, self guided walks, a Cherry Jam Downtown concert, and more.

For more information about the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/BC-top-events-festivals-Vancouver-Cherry-Blossom-Festival.html
or take a look at:
http://www.vcbf.ca/





Canadian Tulip Festival
early May
Ottawa, Ontario (ON)

Flower Festivals CanadaRecently been named as one one of the Top 10 Events to visit in Canada, the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over North America, Europe and Asia and has become the world’s largest Tulip Festival, with events covering more than 18 days, showcasing over 3 million tulips throughout Canada’s Capital Region.

For more information about the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Ontario-ON-top-events-festivals-Canadian-Tulip-Festival.html
or take a look at:
http://tulipfestival.ca/





Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival
late May to early June
Kentville, Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia (NS)

Flower Festivals CanadaCelebrating the apple blossoms and culture of the region, the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival attracts more than 150,000 visitors each year to enjoy the wide range of family-fun events including the the Apple Blossom Grand Street Parade - one of the largest parades in Canada. The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival is now the second longest consecutive running festival in Canada.

For more information about the visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Nova-Scotia-NS-top-events-festivals-Annapolis-Valley-Apple-Blossom-Festival.html
or take a look at:
http://www.appleblossom.com





Waterton Wildflower Festival
mid June
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (AB)

Flower Festivals CanadaA popular event for more than ten years, the 9 day Waterton Wildflower Festival in Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park features 80 educational courses and events on wildflowers, plants and ecosystems, workshops on photography and art, and evening slide shows and local entertainment as well as a host of highly qualified professionals including talented wildflower photographers,  botanical artists, and naturalists and scientists

For more information about the Waterton Wildflower Festival visit:
http://www.watertonwildflowers.com/





PEI Potato Blossom Festival
mid July
O’Leary, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Flower Festivals CanadaCelebrating Prince Edward Island’s most valued produce, the PEI Potato Blossom Festival, taking place each year in July when the potato plants fill the fields in full blossom, has been a popular event on Prince Edward Island for almost half a century. Main fun events include the crowning of "Miss Potato Blossom", the farmers banquet, kids day, parades and even fireworks.

For more information about the Prince Edward Island (PEI)
http://peipotatoblossomfestival.com/



Bruno Cherry Festival
late July
Bruno, Saskatchewan (SK)

Flower Festivals CanadaBruno, the "Cherry Town of the Prairies" has the largest dwarf sour cherry orchard in western Canada and is the only community in the prairies to hold an annual cherry festival. A popular attraction for nearly a decade, the annual Bruno Cherry Festival celebrates the cherry in all its forms.

For more information about the Bruno Cherry Festival visit:
http://www.cherryfestival.ca/





Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival
early August
Sun Peaks Resort village and Tod Mountain, British Columbia (BC)

Flower Festivals CanadaCanada’s Alpine Blossom Festival at Sun Peaks Resort Village and Tod Mountain in British Columbia showcases the full blooming of the boldly colored alpine wildflowers with a variety of all sorts of ways to enjoy the beauty of the event, including a scenic ride on the Sunburst Express chairlift, hiking trails, leisurely strolls, and a wealth of entertainers, live music, various activities and more.

For more information about Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival visit:
http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/alpine-blossom-festival











These selections of particular theme events and festivals in Canada, listed by the themes themselves, have been compiled by the same selection of knowledgable agents that have made all the other pages here at Top Events Canada such a success.

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