Ever since I knew about the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, I had always wanted to pay a visit to the beautiful tulip farm. This year, I finally got the chance to do just that, and it was a stunning experience.
While I wished to see the Festival in High Bloom, which meant that the tulips were in their brightest colour, I couldn’t as I was leaving for Vietnam in a couple of days. Attending the Low Bloom was my only option, and it turned out quite awesome.
Tickets for the Abbotsford Tulip Festival range from $2 to $30. As anyone who has gone to the Festival would, I strongly recommend buying tickets online. You save a few extra bucks if you do, and it’s also guaranteed a ticket in the door for ya. You can visit here to look at the rates and buy tickets.
If you take transit, like I did, be sure to allow extra time so that you arrive at your desired time. I waited an hour for a bus in Langley so… Just warning. Also, prepare a lot of coins since buses out there are not operated by Translink, meaning you cannot use your normal Compass card.
Wear lots of sunscreen and maybe a hat too. You don’t want to get dizzy by the end of the day because there was nothing shielding you from the sun. Wear proper footwear as there’ll be loads of dirt and possibly mud if the farm has just gone through a heavy rainy day.
The Festival is in High Bloom at the moment. That means COLOR! If you’re one of those who want to score stunning photos as seen on social media, come to the Festival! I would recommend you go during the weekdays to get your best ticket values. If you’re impressed with the photos that you see on this post, which were taken during Low Bloom, you’ll be amazed at this High Bloom time.
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the tulips at the beautiful Abbotsford Tulip Festival! Remember to take lots of pictures and tag me on Instagram if you do end up posting them!