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One of the most popular festival held every spring is Vancouver’s  Cherry Blossom festival or “Sakura Festival”. Basically the term Sakura originates from Japan meaning “a flowering cherry tree”.  It was believed that many of  the cherry blossoms in Vancouver originates Japan. This is a celebration of spring awakening with more than 37,000 Cherry Trees of Vancouver.  It has served as a symbol of spring and friendship of both in Canada and Japan.

This year as Vancouver’s celebrates it’s 125th anniversary, The Cherry Blossom Festival  will once again paint the city in pink from March 26-April 22, 2011. With it’s budding and flowering trees, it’s no wonder that it has become an international symbol for Spring.

Highlights of this Year’s festival:

  • The Cherry Jam Downtown – the festival’s kick off party will be held at Burrard Skytain station or March 31.
  • The Haiku Invitational 2011 – get your creative juices up to create your very own haiku.  see official site for details
  • Bike the blossoms – enjoy a ride and in a scenic route by a blossoming cherry trees
  • Cherry Blossom Viewing – Check out the viewing map and learn where’s the best place to capture this unique trees
  • Sakura Days Japan Fair –  Experience Japan with numerous oriental events and ceremony this April 2 &3 at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

RV-ers you may leave your motorhome vehicles in one of the many RV Parks and venture out to see the festival sights. RV-ers, here are some of Vancouver’s RV Parks and some campgrounds near the area.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and get ready to witness the Cherry Blossom festivals with RV rentals. Visit us at RV rentals Canada and choose from our wide array of quality motorhomes in the market.

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