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Bouquets & Barrels: Two-Day Tulip Season Itinerary

April 8, 2024

From April to May, tulip season heralds the arrival of Spring in Abbotsford!

Delight in the charming vistas of the Abbotsford Tulip Festival hosted by Lakeland Flowers, followed by a visit to the tranquil gem of Ripples Winery & New Wave Distilling to try out some spirited sips. But your adventure doesn’t end there; don’t miss the chance to wander through the International Friendship Garden to admire cherry blossoms and indulge in tastings at Abbotsford’s renowned wineries.

Check out our Tulip Itinerary to start exploring today!


Start your morning with a coffee at Hugs in a Mug Café! This comfortable neighborhood café offers a large menu of drink and food items and makes for a great place to stop before heading over to tip-toe through the tulips.

Make your way over to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival at Lakeland Flowers to enjoy their incredible display of 5km of tulip-lined pathways where you will have the opportunity to walk among 70+ varieties of tulips, blooming in all different colours, shapes, and sizes. For those with mobility issues, please be advised wheelchairs are available for use at Lakeland Flowers free of charge.

Now that you’ve worked up an appetite from your walk around the tulip fields, enjoy lunch and beverages at Ripples Winery and New Wave Distilling! This family-owned and operated winery/distillery creates wines and spirits with local ingredients using sustainable practices. In addition, you can partake in some delicious eats from their menu including a Turkey Brie Panini, Mediterranean Baguette slices and more!

Gain some farmhand experience and make some furry friends with a VIP tour at EcoFarm! Explore behind the scenes on the farm with your guide and gain a better understanding of how they use technology to improve animal care and reduce our environmental footprint. Featuring the automated calf rail system, the Hydrogreen where they grow wheatgrass indoors daily for their farm animals, the anaerobic digestor system that converts poop to power and more!

Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s time for a delicious dinner. The Table Bistro is an elevated, approachable and artisanal bistro located in the heart of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford BC. They take familiar ingredients, and add their own twist to traditional dishes, creating a completely new experience, one that is surprising and unique. Featuring a select wine list, fully operational cocktail bar, and a coffee program to rival any café. The Table Bistro aims to give the community of Abbotsford a reason to come back to the table and once again create memories around food and drink. (Photo Credit: The Table Bistro @thetablebistro)


Step into the casual, relaxed family diner, that is Ann Marie’s Cafe where every corner is adorned with charming 50s-style decor to complement their delicious comfort foods. Take a seat, unwind, and immerse yourself in the nostalgic tunes of yesteryears, while treating yourself to a homemade, hearty breakfast.

Make your way to the Abbotsford Civic Centre at Thunderbird Square and enjoy the cherry blossoms while they’re in bloom then wander over to the International Friendship Garden. Nestled behind the Clearbrook Library lies this hidden oasis awaiting your discovery! This tranquil sanctuary, where a seasonal waterfall cascades gracefully, accompanied by a wide bridge that beckons exploration includes both paved and unpaved pathways enveloped by lush greenery and occasional bursts of colorful flowers. Amidst the natural beauty, a memorial sculpture stands as a poignant reminder of the stories etched in the fabric of our community. Whether you seek solace to read, moments to ponder, or simply a space to immerse yourself in the symphony of nature, this is the perfect retreat. (Photo Credit: Alana Zaal @westcoast_landscapes)

Savor the flavors of Downtown Abbotsford at Tracycakes Bakery Café, your ultimate destination for a delightful lunch experience! Specializing in delectable bakery items, elegant high teas, and comforting home-style lunches, Tracycakes offers an array of culinary delights to satisfy every palate. Whether you’re craving a savory sandwich, a hearty soup, or a decadent dessert, you’ll find it all here.

After you’ve enjoyed your lunch, take some time to wander around historic Downtown Abbotsford and do some shopping at the many incredible local, small businesses that fill the streets. Get a bouquet of flowers from florists Confetti Floral or Simply Perfect Flowers, pick up a unique gift at Spruce Collective and Bureaux Modern Mercantile, or simply go for a walk down the laneways to check out all the incredible murals!

Conclude your day with a memorable visit to Mt. Lehman Winery, a prestigious boutique establishment nestled in the heart of Abbotsford’s wine region. As a family-owned winery, they take pride in crafting small batches of “reserve” quality wines, meticulously handcrafted to perfection. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable tasting experience as you sample their exquisite selection of natural wines, each bottle a testament to their dedication to quality and craftsmanship. With each sip, you’ll discover layers of flavor and complexity that reflect the unique terroir of our vineyard.

The Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre Abbotsford, BC provides a relaxing and convenient stay for families, friends and everyone in between! Featuring 116 tastefully decorated rooms and suites, as well as deluxe amenities, and over 24,000 square-feet of conference and event space –they are the perfect choice for a relaxing stay in Abbotsford.

Their newly renovated hotel is pet-friendly, non-smoking and located within minutes of the best Abbotsford, BC has to offer, including the Abbotsford Tulip Festival and a variety of other family-friendly attractions.

For a full list of our accommodation partners in Abbotsford, visit our website here.


Be sure to take us along on your adventures this tulip season and tag @tourismabbotsford and #ExploreAbbotsford in your posts so we can see!

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