Since there are no blossoms yet at the Burrard skytrain station, you can do your cherry blossom viewing at this beautiful window display at Urban Tea Merchant (1070 West Georgia Street), just a block behind the Burrard station.
Urban Tea Merchant always have nice store displays but this one really won me over with its origami cherry blossoms.
And, since you’re there, you might as well go in! Here are some things you can do at Urban Tea Merchant:
1) You can buy (or pick up) your pop-art umbrella to participate in the World Umbrella Dance. (If you paid online, bring your paypal receipt).
2) you can buy or sample cherry blossom tea. White Spring is a white tea with a hint of a cherry blossoms, but my favorite is called Sakura! Sakura! It’s a green tea with cherry blossoms in it. It’s sweet and delicious.
3) pick up one of their beautiful color postcards featuring their Sakura! Sakura! tea.
On the back of the postcard, there’s a space where you can practice writing your haiku for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational:
Submit your haiku to the VCBF Haiku invitational before June 3rd.