Good Friday is nearly here, and we’re already thinking of fun ways to kick off the long weekend. Whether you want to see live music, a late-night comedy show, or turn back the clocks with Queer As Funk—there’s something going on tomorrow for everyone!

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Vancouver on Good Friday, this April 15, 2022.

Easter at Maan Farms

Looking for some family-friendly fun with some bunnies, baby goats, and other barnyard animals? Take a day trip to Maan Farms in Abbotsford for their Baby Animal Easter (BAE) Days. Baby animals. Ice cream. Freshly baked pie. Need we say more?

If you’re lucky, you may even manage to find the Golden Egg and the prize that comes with it! That’s right, Easter egg hunts are not just for the kids. 

When: Friday, April 15th-17th
Where: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford

Alegria at Cirque du Soleil

After a much-anticipated return, Cirque du Soleil is creating quite the stir all over Canada. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of time to go see their heartwarming, fan-favourite show, Alegria. Between the happy-go-lucky characters, bright colours, and circus artistry (and loads of snacks in the concession stand), you’re sure to have an amazing night. Every act had us holding our breath—from the flaming batons act to the flying finale!

When: Friday, April 15th
Where: Under the Big Top, Concord Pacific Place

See LP perform at the Orpheum

Chances are, you’ve heard of her music, but not of the artist herself. American singer and songwriter Laura Pergolizzi—otherwise known as LP—makes her grand return to Vancouver this Friday at the Orpheum Theatre. She’s written for everyone from Rihanna, to the Backstreet Boys, to Cher, to Celine Dion, who personally sought her out. Don’t miss out on the lyrical and vocal genius that is LP!

When: Friday, April 15th
Where: 601 Smithe Street

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Take the Easter Train around Stanley Park

The Stanley Park Railway Easter Train is back for the long weekend, so why not hop on for a ride tomorrow? You and the whole family can enjoy an egg-citing journey through the beloved Stanley Park woods, where you’ll find a couple of Easter surprises and goodies. Afterwards, make sure you get your meet and greet with the Easter Bunny and explore the Bunny Burrow Maze!

When: Friday, April 15th
Where: Pipeline Road in Stanley Park

Catch Willy Wonka at the Rio

Perhaps aptly timed at 4:20 pm at the Rio Theatre is a showing of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory—the one with Gene Wilder, of course. Enter a candy-coated “world of pure imagination,” where children get lured into a chocolate factory by a grown man who believes that turning a girl into a swollen blueberry will humble her.

As always, there are delicious snacks, soft drinks, wine, beer, and more at the concession stand. So don’t be a Grandpa Jo—get up from your couch/bed nest and head over to the Rio!

When: Friday, April 15th
Where: Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway

Comedy After Dark 

Every Friday, Vancouver’s top stand-up comics get together for a raunchy, adult-themed show that really tests your personal definitions of a “joke.” If you and your date finished your dinner early and want to keep the night going, give Comedy After Dark a try! No better way to bond with your co-workers after a long week than by hearing a bunch of comedians rip their dirtiest, darkest material, with a beer in hand.

When: Friday, April 15th
Where: 117 West Pender Street

Hit up some new restaurants

Since Spring is well underway, it’s time to start getting out of our comfort food zones and experimenting. Luckily, there are some great new eats in and around Vancouver, from bakeries to breweries, to brunch specials.

When: Friday, April 15th
Where: Various locations

Enjoy live music and games at Lulu Island Winery

This Friday, local singer-songwriter Danny Gascho will be performing at Lulu Island Winery. Gather your friends and head to Richmond to enjoy an evening of incredible music, charcuterie, games, and wine! You can even bring your own board games and relax as you sip on your choice of red, white, or fruit wine as you play.

Each ticket includes a 3oz glass of wine of your choice and an individual charcuterie board. There are also plenty of non-alcoholic beverages available.

When: Friday, April 15th
Where: 16880 Westminster Highway, Richmond

NYE with Queer As Funk

Yes, you read that right. Vancouver’s premier LGBTQIA+ event band Queer As Funk is turning back the clocks and re-doing New Year’s Eve this Friday. Join us at Wise Hall at 9 pm for a night to remember! High-energy music, great drinks, and excellent DJs to keep the night going with friends and friends-to-be.

When: Friday, April 15th
Where: 1882 Adanac Street

Roam free at the Chilliwack’s Tulip Festival

We know we, we know. We’ve talked about Chilliwack’s Tulip Festival a lot, but for very good reason! With over 20 acres of 30 tulip varieties as well as 15 types of daffodils, the area is truly a sea of orange, yellow, and purple. Who wouldn’t want to make multiple trips out to see it? 

Don’t forget to check out their Farm Shop, rotating food trucks, and lawn games!

When: Friday, April 15th
Where: 41310 Royalwood Drive, Chilliwack, just off Highway 1

Enjoy your day off, Vancouver!