Welcome to the first weekend of April, folks! And, it looks like the month is ready to greet us in a typical style. We’re fine with it, just so long as the showers do eventually turn into flowers. We’re still ready to make the most of this long weekend though. So, let’s see what we can do!

Here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this long weekend.

Check out a rainforest treewalk

On the flipside, Vancouver has some great nature options itself. And, one of the more recent additions is the Greenheart TreeWalk at the UBC Botanical Garden. The elevated walk winds some 310 metres amongst the trees, offering a unique perspective on the already beautiful area.

When: Now open!
Where: 6804 SW Marine Drive
Cost: $10 for garden admission, and $13 for TreeWalk add-on

Head to a patio

With the new restrictions in place for the next few weeks, patios in Vancouver will be a hot ticket item this spring. Luckily, we’ve got a list of some great places for you to check out around the city. Just make sure you’re also following social guidelines if you decide to go.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Enjoy a rainy day activity

Rain got you feeling down? Turn that frown around and get out on the town! Ok, we’re done with our Dr. Suess impression. From galleries to museums and more, Vancouver is no stranger to rainy day fun.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Visit a Japanese garden

The Nitobe Memorial Garden at UBC is one of the best hidden gems in the city. If you’re looking for a beautiful place to see Vancouver (and its cherry blossoms) in the spring, then this is a great option. Plus, you’ll be right there if you decide to take our advice and check out the treewalk.

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: Lower Mall, UBC
Cost: $5

Wander around the Vancouver Art Gallery

You’ve only got a few days left to check out the ‘Op Art’ exhibits at the Vancouver Art Gallery. While there are other exhibitions on throughout the month, we’ve got a ‘bang for our buck’ approach when it comes to visiting, so we highly recommend checking it out before it closes.

When: Ends April 5th
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Order some Easter treats

Looking to really enjoy the sweet treats that Easter has to offer this year? We’ve rounded up some of the best options in the city, from crazy chocolate eggs to classic hot cross buns.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Or a full-blown Easter feast

Speaking of options, we’ve also done a guide of some Easter dinners to check out around the city. Think classics of course, but also a couple of fresher ideas, like a vegan wellington or dim sum dishes.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Play Disc Golf at Queen Elizabeth Park

If you’re looking for a way to hang with your friends outdoors in a socially distanced manner then disc golf might just be for you. And what’s even better is that the course at Queen Elizabeth Park is completely free! So grab a frisbee and your friends and try it out.

When: Open throughout April
Where: 33rd Avenue and Cambie St

Take your pup for a walk

We’re sure your dog (or your friend’s dog) is just as excited about the spring as you are. Make the most of it, and check out some of the best dog parks around the city. Need a little help? Lucky for you, the City of Vancouver has a full interactive map you can check out.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Seek out some beautiful cherry blossoms

We have a feeling that checking out cherry blossoms will be a top choice for us this spring, and we’re down for it. After all, cherry blossoms are beautiful, free, and a great opportunity for some fresh air. Now, the issue is picking where to go, but we’ve got you covered with the city’s best areas.

Where: Click the link above for more info

That’s our roundup for this weekend, Vancouver! Enjoy the next few days for us.