Cherry Blossoms or Sakura symbolize renewal and the beauty and brevity of life. There are over 20 species of cherry blossoms around UBC's Vancouver campus, and the sight of blooming trees are a sure sign of spring!
This April, enjoy the short bloom season with a walk around campus. To help you snap your perfect selfies with the picturesque cherry blossoms on campus, we've installed some seasonal photo frames in front of some cherry blossom trees for everyone to enjoy.
Find the #UBCblossoms frames at:
- Alumni Centre (University Blvd & East Mall)
- Ponderosa Commons (University Blvd & Lower Mall)
- Chan Centre (East Mall & Crescent Rd)
- UBC Nitobe Memorial Garden (1895 Lower Mall) – Advance booking required for visits
Use this map to plan your walking route!
Please enjoy safely by
- Practice physical distancing of 2 metres⠀
- Take selfies and avoid gathering⠀
- Wash your hands before and after
Tag your blossom photos with the official hashtag #UBCblossoms
You can also tag us @utownubc, and we may feature your photo on our account!
Can't get enough of cherry blossoms?
Here are some other ways to enjoy the cherry blossom season on-campus:
Check out the Guide to Cherry Blossoms on UBC campus.
Book your timed-entry visit to UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden. Both gardens have impressive cherry blossom trees, and admission is free for UBC cardholders (students, staff, faculty), UNA cardholders, UTown@UBC cardholders, and Indigenous Peoples.
For all things Cherry Blossom, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival has free events and neighbourhood maps of the best blooms around the city. At the online gift shop, get your copy of Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver, written by Douglas Justice, Associate Director & Curator of Collections at UBC Botanical Garden. This book is Vancouver's most comprehensive guide to the city's 43,000 ornamental cherry trees and embodies a lifetime's worth of work by Douglas Justice and 8 years of research by Festival Cherry Scouts.
UBC Building Operations and Sign Shop for creating and installing the photo frames.