Surround yourself with over 250,000 cherry blossoms at this epic free art installation

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Cherry blossom madness takes over Metro Vancouver every spring (how can we forget?) and one spot where people can get their fill this year is in an unlikely place: a mall.

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Blossom at Metropolis is a nearly month-long art installation that will find over 250,000 cherry blossoms installed at Metrotown’s Grand Court. This epic interactive feature was created by Vancouver’s Hfour, and guests are definitely encouraged to engage (or get engaged – how swoon-worthy are those cherry blossoms, mmm?).

A “selfie-zone” will be set up for those IG moments, and the whole installation is meant to be photographed and shared in your stories and timelines. Mirror spheres will create the illusion of infinite blooms everywhere you look.

In addition to the quarter-million pink-and-white blooms, Blossom at Metropolis will also offer floral art and Japanese cultural workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – think stuff like origami, brush lettering, paper and fabric art, flower arranging, traditional Japanese folk dancing and more. A full schedule of all the events is posted online.

Blossom at Metropolis

When: March 5-31, 2019 during regular mall hours

Where: Metropolis at Metrotown (Grand Court) – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom