The Tulips of the Valley is part the Agassiz Tulip Festival, a yearly event that the whole family can enjoy. Tulips of the Valley offers a 40 acre field featuring tulips in all shapes and sizes. With this many bulbs, you won’t have to tip toe through the tulips. You can just stomp your way through!
Getting to Tulips of the Valley from Vancouver is an hour and a half drive along the Trans Canada Highway. Normally, I would never drive this far just to see a few hundred thousand tulips. As luck (or lack of) would have it, I had to attend a birthday party for one of Sally’s cousins at Castle (not)Fun Park, which is out in a very lonely place known as Abbotsford and not that far from the tulip fest. As lonely as Abbotsford is, it’s a hive of activity compared to Agassiz. If there was no tulip festival happening, there wouldn’t be anything to do there, except maybe milk a cow.
There were quite a few people with a lot of really professional looking photography equipment wandering the fields. No doubt the tulips offer a really good subject to shoot and show off one’s photo skill. Unfortunately, the only digital camera I had was a point and shoot. I think I took some pretty good shots.
Tulips of the Valley is happening now until May 3. Cost of admission is $2.50 per adult and free for children 12 and under. However, no one brother to ask us for money when we went in. I guess they were busy in the tulip fields.