Easter weekend is rapidly approaching, and we’re gearing up for a ton of spring festivities, themed brunch, and (hopefully) beautiful weather to enjoy it all. Whether you’re looking for some fun Easter egg hunts for the little ones, planning a day trip, or looking for some fun to have in the city, there’s plenty to do and see this weekend. So with that in mind, here are 12 things to do in & around Vancouver this Easter long weekend.
Easter at Sea to Sky Gondola
We’re kicking off this list with two exciting events happening at the Sea to Sky Gondola this long weekend: An Easter Egg gathering along the Spirit Trail and Easter Brunch at the Summit Lodge. Both events are from 10 am to noon, with brunch being offered in a buffet style for $45 per person (children under 12 eat for free!) If you’re looking for a great pick for the whole family to enjoy, this is it.
Shop Shop Shop Easter Event at Pacific Arts Market
Looking to do a bit of shopping or check out some local art? You can do both at the Pacific Arts Market during Easter weekend. From 1 to 5:30 pm on Friday, April 7th, guests can drop in for family-friendly arts and crafts, load up on treats, go on a themed hunt, and support local.
When: Friday, April 7th
Where: 1448 West Broadway
Check out a warehouse sale
Warehouse sales in Vancouver are few and far between, so this marks an especially exciting week, with the Adidas warehouse sale coming up this Thursday, as well as a new Plenty warehouse sale from Friday to Monday with up to 90% off! If you need to do a bit of personal shopping, you know where to head this weekend.
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Take part in an Easter Egg hunt
Easter is coming up on April 9th, which means a ton of easter egg hunts and family-friendly extravaganzas will be popping up around the city. Thankfully, the Vancouver Park Board has made it easy to locate your nearest Easter event through their long weekend activity sheet.
Where: Community centres & locations across Vancouver
Indulge in Easter brunch
What better way to mark the occasion than with eggs benny, egg-shaped treats, and flowing mimosas with your friends?? From Glowbal to Notch8, here are some delicious Easter-themed brunch options to check out this year.
Where: See our picks above
Check out some eats for Filipino Restaurant Month
Filipino Restaurant Month in BC brings some of the best restaurants together to promote Filipino cuisine in Canada and highlight the accomplishments & talents of chefs from the Philippines. This year? There’s plenty of delicious food to eat!
Where: See participating restaurants above
Get ready to boogie on down to the sounds of the 1970s with “Disco Inferno,” the latest production by the non-profit society, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. This half discotheque half musical comedy is set in 1979, and involves dancers coming down from the stage to mingle with guests, who are encouraged to dance themselves.
Whether you want to dance the night away or sit back and enjoy the show, “Disco Inferno” has something for everyone!
When: April 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 15th
Where: 144 East 6th Avenue
Bunny Kisses & Easter Wishes Market
Richmond’s Lulu Island Winery is hosting a free, dog-friendly Easter-themed market from 1 to 5 pm on April 7th and 8th. Peruse amazing vendors and handmade crafts, sip on BC wine, and take part in an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (just over $6 to participate).
When: Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th
Where: 16880 Westminster Highway Richmond
Cost: Free admission to the market, $6.66 for scavenger hunt
Go on a waterfall hike
It’s no secret that BC is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, and spring is one of the best times of year to see them. From accessible falls and beginner-friendly hikes to more challenging adventures through rugged wilderness, here are some stunning spots to check out this long weekend.
Where: See our picks above
Enjoy some spring views
In addition to the cherry blossom map, you’re pretty much guaranteed a stunning view at these classic city lookout spots. And thankfully, taking in the views doesn’t cost a thing!
Where: See our picks above
See what’s in bloom at VanDusen
While there might not be an official festival to mark the occasion, VanDusen Botanical Garden truly blossoms come springtime, no pun intended. In March, guests can expect to see early Rhododendrons, Winter Aconite, and Cornelian Cherry Blossoms, and in April, you’ll find magnolias, Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Pacific Dogwood, and more in bloom.
Where: 5251 Oak Street
BAD BUNNY Easter Long Weekend Party
And last but not least, we’ve got an event that’s exclusively for adults. Vancouver’s nightclub Elysium invites EDM and Afrobeats lovers to dance the night away on Sunday, April 9th.
When: Sunday, April 9th
Where: 1240 Thurlow Street
And that’s a wrap on some great things to do around Vancouver this Easter long weekend. Oh, and don’t forget to plan ahead for Good Friday closures!
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