Two lips. Tulips! Did you get that?
This year, I finally got the chance to visit Abbotsford’s famous ten-acre tulip spectacle. Together with Mama Chen, we pranced the flower fields and had our own mini photo shoot.
Admission was $5 per person (free for ages 2 and under) and parking was $5 (weekends only). For $40, you could also get a seasons pass or if you are an avid photographer, you could purchase a $15 photographer’s admission pass which would grant you entrance to the festival at adjusted times (i.e. one hour before sunrise and one hour after the sun set).
The festival ran for a little over a month from March 25th to May 1st. With all my spontaneous traveling in April, we postponed and postponed and didn’t get to come until the very last day. That said, May 1st was definitely very busy. Parking was a little hard to find, but the kind volunteers did point us to a spot. Visitors came in couples, groups of friends, families, and some even brought their dogs! It was a little bit crowded, but we still managed to avoid the people and get a couple nice shots.
The drive down here from Vancouver took only about an hour. Not too far compared to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Oregon, which would take almost 6 hours to get to.
I would for sure recommend coming here with the fam. I saw a few baby strollers and it was absolutely adorable seeing little kids run around hiding behind plants taller than their little bodies playing peekaboo. If you do bring your kid(s), however, just make sure you don’t lose them in the tulips.
Another side note, if you’re not a fan of portable washrooms, don’t drink too much water prior to your visit.
There were also these super cute character statues. Another great reason to bring your kids along!
Mama Chen is a little shy, but gotta have her up on the blog! Hats off to her amazing photography skills!
These gorgeous flowers were also for sale at $5 a bunch or you could select your own in their you-pick field. I ended up just getting the pre-bunddled fresh cut bunches and got one in pink and one in coral.
Overall fantastic experience. Not all 10 acres were completely filled with tulips each and every corner, but it was still spectacular regardless. Mama Chen was a bit disappointed though. She’d been to the Wooden Shoe one and described that to be a lot more eye-opening. Guess that will just have to be added to my bucket list for next year then. Here’s a little clip that I put together showcasing Mama Chen’s finest videography hahahhaaa jay kay it was her first time filming so she didn’t quite grasp the concept of focus. And I cracked my lens so ignore that little scratch on the top right corner otherwise that’s all for today. See you all in my next post!