There’s nothing quite like Vancouver in the spring. With the sun making a longer appearance each day, the breeze a little gentler, and the streets lined with pink cherry blossoms, it’s the ideal time to experience the city’s outdoor spaces.

One of the most cheerful sites that indicate spring has sprung are the 40,000 cherry trees bursting with pink and white blossoms. Take a self-guided tour and walk beneath a canopy of blooms across different neighbourhoods, including, Kitsilano, Burrard and South Granville. There are also many parks and gardens that showcase these beauties such as Queen Elizabeth Park and Nitobe Memorial Garden where you can find several varieties of cherry trees. Each year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival introduces an array of events to celebrate the blooming of the trees, allowing locals and visitors to enjoy the natural splendor of spring.

If 10,000 steps on your own is not enough, there are plenty of walking tour operators that can add more pep in your step. Go beneath the sparkling surface of Vancouver and discover the city’s secrets with Forbidden Vancouver, experience the real Hollywood North led by local actors with Vancouver Film and TV Tours, or take a gastronomic tour through the city’s oldest neighbourhood and tantalize your taste buds with Taste Vancouver Food Tours.