Who’s ready for a week of blossoms, night markets, and concerts? From multiple Vancouver Canadians games to the return of the Richmond Night Market, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (April 22-26).

Abbotsford Tulip Festival


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What better place to start than the largest tulip festival in Canada? Presented by Lakeland Flowers, the Abbotsford Tulip Festival marks the first of six months’ worth of flower festivals to come. And with over 70 stunning tulip varieties lined across 27+ acres, this fest is poised to be quite the kick-off.

Visitors can expect to roam kilometres of scenic walking trails, complete with rotating food trucks and live music nights!

When: Seven days a week from 8 am to dark, until the end of May
Where: 39171 No 4 Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $8 to $15

NHL Playoffs: Canucks vs Predators 

The second home game of the playoffs season is this week on Tuesday, April 23rd, so get ready to cheer on the Canucks as they face off against the Predators!

When: Tuesday, April 23rd
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $302.50

Sponsored pick: Chop Steakhouse & Bar 

Spring is here – on the calendar at least. Whether you’re waking up to bright sunny days, or a surprise snowstorm, there’s no reason to not get out and enjoy some fun and romantic spring date ideas! Start your day at the art gallery, wander through the botanical gardens, and cap it off with fine dining at Chop Steakhouse & Bar to try their new, limited-time Steak Masters menu. The best part is that all these ideas work rain or shine.

When: Open daily
Where: 17 locations across Canada


Alternative metal band Helmet has had numerous lineup changes over the years, but fans can still see OG guitarist and vocalist Page Hamilton onstage, in addition to Kyle Stevenson on drums, guitarist Dan Beeman, and bassist Dave Case.

When: Monday, April 22nd
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $48

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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s the final week of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF), which means one of the most vibrant times of year is slowly coming to a close. But not before the festival wraps up, which means there’s still time to enjoy Vancouver’s late-April blossoms, which are currently in full bloom.

When: Friday, March 29th to Thursday, April 25th
Where: Locations around Vancouver

Blind Tiger Comedy Show: Slurpee

This Wednesday, China Cloud Studios is hosting a night of laughs by emerging local comedians, with a lineup so funny it’ll “make your brain freeze,” according to the event page.

When: Wednesday, April 24th
Where: 524 Main Street
Cost: $17.31

Networking Event: Speed Networking For Vancouver Professionals 

From 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Wednesday, April 24th, The Vancouver Social is hosting a networking event at the Chit Chat Burger Bar for job seekers, small business owners, and those with big ideas across the board.

When: Wednesday, April 24th
Where: 955 Granville Street
Cost: $9.85

Vancouver Canadians 

It’s officially baseball season! This month, the Vancouver Canadians are up against the UBC Thunderbirds, Hillsboro Hops, and the Spokane Indians.

When: Tuesday, April 23rd to Friday, April 26th
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
Cost: $20+

Richmond Night Market

From candy sticks to boba, to customizable noodles and hot pot — it’s easy to see why the market attracts over one million visitors each year. The 2024 Richmond Night Market will officially open for the season on Friday, April 26th, so mark your calendars!

When: Opens Friday, April 26th
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Capture Photography Festival 

Western Canada’s largest lens-based art festival is here until the end of the month, so now is a great time to check out a couple of artist talks, exhibits, or film screenings at participating galleries around Metro Vancouver.

When: April 1st to 30th
Where: Locations across Metro Vancouver

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver. Enjoy!