As there are SO MANY visitors to High Park to see the Cherry Blossoms it is important to be prepared. Here are our biggest tips for visiting High Park to see the blossoms.
Parking is practically none existent during the Cherry Blossom season! With thousands of people visiting, roadways and parking lots are often overcrowded. Walk, bike or take public transportation if possible. This will make your trip less stressful - as you won't have to fight to find a parking spot but it will also make your trip more environmentally friendly! A win-win!
As there are so many people visiting the park it creates so much garbage. The bins can get filled right after they've just been emptied. Please do your part to keep the park clean and pack your garbage out with you. Or even better try to challenge yourself to go litter-less all together and use reusable containers to bring your snacks/picnic.
Every year there are a few people that spoil things for everyone else. Please do not climb on the Sakura trees, climbing the trees can cause them stress and even damage the tree. Let's all take great photos to remember our experience and leave no signs that we've been there.
High Park is home to some really neat and rare plants and ecosystems. Please stay on the paths. If you venture into the natural areas, please stay on existing trails to avoid trampling sensitive vegetation and compacting the soil. The plants and animals will thank you for it!