After seeing hundreds of photos in Instagram and Facebook, we decided to visit a 10-acre land full of Tulips at Abbotsford, BC.
This year, Abbotsford is inviting everyone to join them in welcoming Spring 2016! Because you can never go wrong in spending your day with this beautiful and colourful field. It takes an hour to drive from Vancouver to the location, but due to heavy traffic, we arrived in Abbotsford after an hour and a half later. The traffic may be horrible but it was totally worth it!
Random thoughts: We were hungry by the time we got there. Luckily if you are looking for something to eat, food trucks are available in the area (Crepes, Burger, and Hotdogs). Or you can also bring your own food and have a picnic there.
“After immigrating to Canada from the Netherlands in 1948, Peter Warmerdam and his family settled in the Fraser Valley in 1950. Peter brought his Dutch heritage, horticultural knowledge and farming experience to the Bradner area where he began growing a few acres of daffodil flowers.
In 1974, Peter purchased land on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford for growing gladiolus. The family farm has since expanded their crops to include outdoor tulips, daffodils, gladiolus and peonies along with greenhouse tulips and daffodils.
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival has been created by Alexis, Peter’s granddaughter, to celebrate the beauty of tulips and the Dutch heritage in the Fraser Valley. We welcome you to stroll through our tulip field and enjoy the brilliant display of color along with other activities offered at the festival.” (Source)
“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval
ABBOTSFORD TULIP FESTIVAL
from March 25 – May 1, 2016
Hours of Operation: 9 AM – 6 PM
Address: 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford BC
Admission: $5 per person
Parking: Parking is available: free on weekdays; $5 on weekends