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This spring marks the first year of the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, the only tulip festival in BC and tulip celebration in Canada located on a farm. Guests can experience 10 acres of beautiful, vibrant colour, featuring over 50 varieties and 2.5 million bulbs, and ample parking for over 1,000 vehicles.

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Having lived in The Netherlands for eight years – home of the much sought-after Keukenhof flower gardens – I’m excited to see a festival happening in our neck of the woods!

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The inaugural festival offers a covered picnic area, children’s play area, photo cut-out boards, food trucks (on weekends) and sections for friends and family to wander through the fields. Guests can pick their own flowers in the U-Pick field, purchase fresh cut tulips and order bulbs for planting in the fall. Have a look at all this amazing colour just an hour outside Vancouver!

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“Our festival highlights community spirit, local agriculture and spring. I am excited to see this long-time dream become a reality and I’m looking forward to sharing my passion with our community!” says Alexis Warmerdam, owner and fourth generation Dutch-Canadian bulb grower. 

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2016 Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Dates: March 25 to May 1, 9 am 6 pm, seven days a week
Location: 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC
Admission: General admission $5.00, Photographer’s admission, $15, available online
Complimentary parking offered Monday to Friday and tour buses welcome.

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About The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

For over 30 years, the Warmerdam family has grown field tulips on Sumas Prairie. Over the past year, Alexis has cultivated a new field with the intention of providing a unique experience where guests can appreciate the tulips’ beauty amidst the Fraser Valley scenery.

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