As a long-term sponsor of the VCBF, we have been very pleased with our partnership’s success in growing our firm’s brand awareness as a result of the festival touching so many people’s lives in Vancouver every year.
Michael Job, Vice President, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. (2016)

Linda Poole
Founder & Executive Director

I would like to invite companies large and small to join us in this joyous spring celebration! I brought this beautiful age old tradition from Japan to our city 13 years ago and now it has blossomed into Vancouver’s cherished intra-community arts and culture festival annually presenting 22 mostly free and engaging community events to Vancouverites and visitors from all over the world. Our sponsors and community partners take pride in helping the Festival actively engage our communities in the appreciation, celebration and stewardship of the iconic Cherry Blossom, building important social connections and making our communities healthier and happier places to live in. With over 43,000 cherry trees in Vancouver alone, cherry blossom viewing is extremely accessible and a popular outdoor urban sport!

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is a registered charitable society and we invite you to be a part of the Festival. Whether as a sponsor, donor, or volunteer, together we bridge the silos in Metro Vancouver, making vital connections between generations, cultures, religions, and neighbours while engaging citizens with beauty to raise the aesthetic taste. The Festival’s motto, “there is no stranger under the cherry tree” welcomes inclusion, participation and celebration of all community groups.

The whole idea of this event is to get us all to pause and appreciate the ethereal, ephemeral, delicate beauty of cherry blossoms…and by so doing, to realize the importance of living in the moment and not taking life for granted.
Steve Whysall, Vancouver Sun, Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Charitable Registration Number: 845298678RR0001

Incorporation Number: S-48848

Our Vision: To be an international festival recognized for bringing all people together to celebrate the cherry blossom as a symbol of peace and friendship.

Our Mission: To actively engage diverse communities through accessible arts and culture that celebrate the transcendent fragile beauty of the cherry blossoms. To sustain & renew Vancouver’s cherry tree heritage.

Our Approach

Connect We connect people through engaging, accessible, inclusive, and family-friendly cultural programming. We build community and cross-cultural understanding.
Celebrate We celebrate Vancouver’s original gift of cherry trees and love affair with the cherry blossom, enjoying each moment of the fleeting season.
Collaborate We collaborate with dedicated volunteers and community partners to build innovative arts and cultural programs.
Educate We educate people about the story of the cherry tree and its life in Vancouver.

Everybody’s talking about the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival!

The festival experience has shown me how much fun it will be to be more involved in the life of this city.”

Learning about different cultures, transforming our world to a more loving place, one cherry blossom at a time.
–Maria King

“I just think this is the best festival the city can offer its citizens!”
–Cheryl Milner

“Just want to thank you and your staff for a fabulous festival-all the events, spin-offs, maps, calendars, insert in the Vancouver Sun, etc. Keep up the good work and let’s try to get the City (and homeowners) to plant thousands of more Flowering Cherry Trees!!!!”
–Dr. John Allan