In spite of snow being in our forecast for the weekend, you can get a taste of spring this Saturday at Metropolis at Metrotown — with the 2nd annual I Heart Tulips event, the largest one-day indoor tulip display in Canada.
On Saturday, March 7, an awe-inspiring installation of 14,000 live tulips will be unveiled in Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court. Arranged in multiple heart shapes, the multi-coloured tulips will be on display for one day only.
Visitors to Burnaby’s mega shopping destination will be able to view the brilliant display of tulips from all three levels of the mall, from 10am to 11am. After the viewing hour, and for the rest of the day, the tulips will be available for picking, at a cost of eight stems for $5 or 20 stems for $10. Proceeds will go to Variety – the Children’s Charity, which has been helping B.C. children with special needs for more than 50 years.
This marks the 2nd edition of I Heart Tulips. It debuted in January of 2019 to a great success. The event was created by Kate Onos-Gilbert and Davy Onos from Onos Greenhouses Ltd. and founders of Tulips of the Valley – the company behind the enormously popular Chilliwack Tulip Festival (established 2006) and the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival (established 2018), which take place in the Fraser Valley each year.
To help showcase the event and charity, I Heart Tulips, various photo opportunities and pose-worthy selfie locations, including life-sized photo frames, a replica mini flower stand, and an adorable tulip-filled baby carriage. Keepsake Polaroids will be available for an additional donation, with all proceeds going to Variety – the Children’s Charity.
“I was overwhelmed by the success of the first I Heart Tulips event in 2019,” says Onos-Gilbert. “I look forward to delighting visitors of Metropolis at Metrotown once again this year. And, of course, I’m honoured that Variety will again benefit from the proceeds of the event — they’re a cause that has long been close to my heart.”
I Heart Tulips takes place Saturday, March 7 from 10am onward at The Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC