Your guide to our favourite places around town to enjoy the spring blossoms!

It might not feel like it right now, but Spring is just around the corner – we promise!

And warmer weather always brings with it some of Victoria’s favourite floral phenomenon: trees alive with beautiful pink cherry blossoms.

The City of Victoria has released an interactive map of where all these trees bloom, and you can view it by clicking here.

But we like to play favourites.

So here’s a list compiled of the top 30 cherry blossom-viewing spots in and around Victoria: 

1. View Street

Always one of the first locations to bloom, View street turns pink as early as the first week of February! (ItkasanImages)

2. Menzies Street

Our favorite tree on Menzies street on the grounds of the Parliament Buildings. (ItkasanImages)

3. Helmcken House and Thunderbird Park

The grounds of Helmcken House and Thunderbird Park are full of bloom by mid-February. (ItkasanImages)

4. Avalon Road, across James Bay Inn

We love this spot across from the James Bay inn! Relax under the blossoms on the bench at the end of Avalon road. (ItkasanImages)

5. Montreal Street

The entire length of Montreal street is a sight to behold in February! (ItkasanImages)

6. Clarence Street

Clarence street between Simcoe and Niagara is one of those neighbourhood treasures when the blossoms arrive. (ItkasanImages)

7. Croft Street

Croft street just near Thirfties in James Bay, is a perfect spot to go for a quick wander under the blossoms. (ItkasanImages)

8. Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park is usually dotted with pretty trees in bloom by mid to late February. (ItkasanImages)

9. South Turner Street

South Turner is a March bloomer, and possibly James Bay’s most famous street in spring! (ItkasanImages)

10. Richmond Ave

Richmond Ave as it heads down toward Gonzales is one of the most beautiful roads in February. (ItkasanImages)

11. Meares Street

Meares Street is just a stone’s throw from downtown, full of blossoms at the end of February. (ItkasanImages)

12. McKenzie Street

McKenzie street is a slice of Cook Street heaven, blossoming beautifully. (ItkasanImages)

13. Oliphant Ave

Tucked between Cook St and Beacon Hill Park, Oliphant Avenue makes for a perfect spring stroll. (ItkasanImages)

14. Gonzales Ave

Gonzales Ave just off Richmond Ave is another beautiful Rockland street. (ItkasanImages)

15. Revercomb Pl

Revercomb Pl is one of those magical little streets that bursts into bloom come February. (ItkasanImages)

16. Ross Bay Cemetery

Ross Bay Cemetery is full of trees in bloom and makes for a serene late afternoon spring wander. (ItkasanImages)

17. Fairfield Road

Fairfield road passing by Margaret Jenkins Elementary is a beautiful spring drive. (ItkasanImages)

18. Wildwood Ave

Wildwood Avenue bursting with blossoms that go down to the view of the sea. (ItkasanImages)

19. Trutch Street

Take a romantic March stroll along Trutch street, just outside of Cook street village. (ItkasanImages)

20. Moss Street

Fairfield’s most famous stretch of blossoms, Moss street usually bursts into bloom in March. (ItkasanImages)

21. Harbinger Ave

Running parallel to Moss and Trutch, is delightful Harbinger Avenue. Usually in bloom come March. (ItkasanImages)

22. Fifth Street

Fifth street behind Quadra Elementary school all the way down to Hillside Ave is perfect in February. (ItkasanImages)

23. Playground behind Quadra Elementary School

The playground behind Quadra Elementary nestled between Finlayson street and Fifth street, would have to be one of the prettiest around at the end of February. (ItkasanImages)

24. Tolmie Ave

Tolmie avenue makes for a scenic late February drive. (ItkasanImages)

25. Glasgow Ave

Between Tolmie Ave and Finlayson Ave, Glasgow Ave is a little piece of suburban blossom magic! (ItkasanImages)

26. Alder Street

Just across from Mayfair Mall, and of Tolmie is Alder street, bursting with late February blooms. (ItkasanImages)

27. Princess Ave

Princess Avenue running past George Jay Elementary all the way to North Park’s Crystal Pool, is bursting with blossoms, as is Queens Avenue on the other side of the school. (ItkasanImages)

28. Vining Street

Vining street has some lovely old trees that blossom in late February to early March. (ItkasanImages)

29. Stanley Ave

Just around the corner from Fernwood Square, is pretty Stanley Avenue, usually in bloom by late February. (ItkasanImages)

30. Stanley Ave – lower end, toward Begbie Street

The lower end of magical Stanley Avenue, toward Begbie. In bloom usually by late February. (ItkasanImages)

Happy Instagramming!

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