Wow, folks! We’re already looking at the last few days of March. While we figured out what to do for April Fools on our colleagues this year, we’ve got some great activities for you to check out around the city. So, let’s see what’s in store for us over the next few days.

Here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this week.

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. For a longer experience, the UBC Botanical Garden is also open.

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

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

Go Skiing

On a completely different note, Cypress, Seymour and Grouse are all still open. But, that won’t last long, so this is one of the last weeks of the season. A little sunset spring skiing does sound like a fantastic way to cap a day at work, don’t you think?

When: Open throughout the week
Where: Around Vancouver
Cost: Varies per hill

Go on a neighbourhood food tour

Well, sorta. To help ring in the spring, we’re highlighting some of our favourite places to eat at all around Vancouver. Our first stop? Kitsilano, where you can find everything from dim sum and craft beer to upscale Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Where: Click the link above for more info

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

Try an early spring hike

Feeling a little more adventurous? As long as you’re safe about it, you can check out some of the area’s most impressive spring and year-round hikes. If you need some inspiration, we’ve got a list of some of our favourites that you can check out.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Look at some shipwrecks

We almost never give a shoutout to the Vancouver Maritime Museum, so we think it’s overdue. Their latest exhibition is a collection of photographs from Stefano Benazzo, who has spent decades taking pictures of shipwrecks from all over the world. Sure, it’s niche, but we like it!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 1905 Ogden Avenue
Cost: $13.50

Head to the art gallery

The newest show at The Polygon is a roundup of some of the world’s most famous photographers, and all the pieces have one thing in common- a focus on food. If you’ve got a little spending money, we suggest pairing this with a trip to one of Vancouver’s best spots for cheap eats.

When: Opens March 4th
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: Admission by donation

Go for a bike ride

Metro Vancouver recently put out the latest maps for cycling trails around the region. So, from quick local loops to full day journeys, you have more than a few ways to take advantage of the next sunny day. Our advice? Line up your route with some of the mural hotspots around the city.

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 what we’ve got for you this week, Vancouver! We hope that you can make the most of it.