I Heart Tulips Returns to
Metropolis at Metrotown, March 7
14,000 live tulips will bloom in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity
Spring doesn’t officially begin until March 19. But it’s arriving early this year 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 famous shopping destination will have the opportunity to view the full display of tulips from all three levels of the mall, from 10am to 11am. 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 providing direct help to 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 last year and was 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 Tulip Festival (established 2018), which take place in the Fraser Valley each year.
I Heart Tulips will also feature 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
Saturday, March 7
The Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown
4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
For more information, please visit: chilliwacktulipfest.com/
About Tulips of the Valley
Tulips of the Valley is the operator of the Chilliwack Tulip Festival and the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival. The Chilliwack Tulip Festival takes place over a five-week period, usually in April, sometimes into May, weather dependent. The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival takes place from August to September. Both events feature a plethora of fun and flowers for visitors of all ages. For more information, please visit, chilliwacktulipfest.com and chilliwacksunflowerfest.com.