It’s the first weekend in spring, which means there are plenty of brunches to be had, covered patios to visit, and places to explore on foot – now that the weather is warming up. So we’ll get right to it: Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (March 24-26).

Japanese Canadian heritage cooking class

Speaking of brunch, if you prefer to have a hand in making it yourself, consider checking out this Japanese Canadian heritage cooking class, led by Japanese macrobiotic pro, Sayuri Tanaka. The workshop will focus on organic and foraged ingredients to create a delicious chirashi sushi spread.

When: Saturday, March 25th
Where: 487 Alexander Street
Cost: $25 for non-members

Pop-up brunch with Calabash Bistro

Head to Calabash on Sunday, March 26th for a special Caribbean Brunch experience created by Chef Cullin David. In addition to enjoying a delicious brunch, you can sip on tropical brunch cocktails crafted by Andrea Azevedo, check out the local artisan market downstairs from noon until 4 pm, and enjoy tunes spun by DJ Carlyle Mark.

When: Sunday, March 26th
Where: 428 Carrall Street
Cost: $35.75

Visit the Eastside Flea Market 

Every weekend in March, the Eastside Flea is back with a special market with a different roster of vendors and food trucks. The market will be open from 11 am to 5 pm at the Eastside Studios – so get ready to find some cool items to spruce up your home and wardrobe this season.

When: Every weekend in March
Where: 550 Malkin Avenue
Cost: $10

Go on a spring hike

Believe it or not, there are already some popular, scenic trails opening for the spring season (if they aren’t already year-round) – so what better time to get outside? If it’s raining in Vancouver, chances are there’s sunshine to chase elsewhere…

Where: See our picks above

Decorate some Easter cookies 

From 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, March 25th, you can learn to decorate Easter cookies at the Carousel Theatre for Young People. The beginner-friendly class will be led by Chilliwack-based Sprinkles With Love, a self-taught “cookie stylist.” If you’re looking for a family-friendly event to check out this weekend, this is it.

When: Saturday, March 25th
Where: 1411 Cartwright Street
Cost: $70.56

Go on a spring stroll at VanDusen

Now open from 10 am to 5 pm, March is a great time to visit VanDusen and check out some beautiful spring foliage – once the weather gets on the same page, that is. This month on the bloom calendar? A mix of winter berries, cherry blossoms, and if we’re lucky – some rhododendrons and magnolias as well.

Where: 5151 Oak Street
Cost: $8.90

Hit up a farmers’ market

You may have noticed that a few farmers’ markets have started popping up, so why not stop by a couple? The weekend markets at Hastings Park and Riley Park are officially open, so now is a great time to load up on some fresh produce and get to know the vendors.

Where: Locations around Vancouver


Brazilian musician and DJ ALOK is coming to Vancouver on Friday, March 24th. Best known for his single “Hear Me Now,” the artist was actually ranked the 4th best DJ in the world by DJ Mag in 2021 and 2022! So this one’s definitely someone to keep your eye on.

When: Friday, March 24th
Where: 760 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $112.23+

Hang out at a wine bar

The power of good wine and good company cannot be overstated, and since Vancouver has a ton of great wine bars – this list is a great starting point if you’re trying to find a new spot this month. Add in some charcuterie boards and low lighting, and you’ve got the perfect date night combo!

Where: See our picks above

Enjoy some covered patios


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Whether it’s just drizzly or full-out pouring, there are plenty of covered patios in Vancouver to make your escape to. Why not make the most of them and sip on a couple of happy hour bevies this weekend?

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on some of the best things to do around Vancouver this weekend. Cheers!