This official tourism website seeks to offer a more authentic view of The Fraser Valley captured with behind the scenes stories of our favourite people and places.
Welcome longer days and warmer weather by taking a stroll on the Fraser Valley tulip trail. Set on a backdrop of breathtaking valley vistas of the Cascade Mountains, spring comes alive with the blooming of millions of tulips at two local festivals.
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival traces its history back to when a Dutch immigrant, 50 years ago, first planted gladiolas, then tulips, daffodils and peonies. Today, every Spring his grand-daughter turns a 10-acre farm into colourful fields with over 2.5 million tulips from 50 different varieties.
The Chilliwack Tulip Festival is Western Canada's largest tulip festival and also includes fragrant hyacinths and golden double daffodils, grown by a family of Dutch Bulb growers dating back to the 1940's. Come back later in the summer for its sister bloom fest, the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival.