The long weekend is finally here, Vancouver! There are tons of outdoor events, Easter celebrations, and even a warehouse sale to check out, so we’ll get right to it. Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this long weekend (March 29-31).

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival  

The first-ever Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival will bring spring lovers together on a self-guided journey to 10 participating vendors in Metro Vancouver with cherry blossom-themed treats. So whether you’re planning a cute spring date, going on a food crawl, or just want to support a local business near the end of the month, this is a great reason to do it all.

When: Friday, March 29th to April 28th
Where: 10 participating locations in Metro Vancouver

Plenty Warehouse Sale 


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If you’re looking to revamp your spring wardrobe, Plenty is having a massive multi-day warehouse sale this weekend with items up to 90% off! , and shoppers can find items up to 90% off.

Located at the Vancouver Convention Centre, shoppers will find 60% to 90% off on women’s and men’s apparel, including clothing, accessories, and shoes. And yes, new stock will be added each day of the sale!

When: Friday, March 29th to Monday, April 1st
Where: 999 Canada Place, Hall B

Sponsored pick: Bite Of Burnaby

Prepare your favourite stretchy pants because Bite of Burnaby is back for its 4th year! This month-long culinary extravaganza is a celebration of the diverse and global flavours that make up the city of Burnaby, BC. This festival has it all, from fine dining establishments to cozy eateries, you’ll get to try the best of the city’s culinary scene at a fraction of the price! Check out their website for the full list of participating restaurants and where you can find them.

When: March 1-31st
Where: Across the city of Burnaby
Cost: Varies by restaurant, $10 to $65+

Blossoms After Dark 

For three nights at the end of the month, Vancouver’s David Lam Park is transforming into a magical, illuminated experience, which means the park’s blooming cherry blossoms will come alive with bright, glowing lights and colours.

Visitors can stroll through the park and enjoy live music, mystical “bubble performances,” LED flow dancing, and themed eats like glow-in-the-dark cotton candy and pink popcorn.

When: Friday, March 29th to Sunday, March 31st, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: 1300 Pacific Boulevard

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The Big Picnic

As one of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s most popular events of the year, The Big Picnic attracts hundreds of attendees from across the city in celebration of Dr. David Lam’s donation of cherry trees to the City of Vancouver.

Participants get to enjoy a lineup of local talent on the Cherry Jam Stage as well as a variety of interactive arts activities, and of course, any food they choose to pack for their picnics!

When: Saturday, March 30th
Where: 1300 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: Free

Vancouver Canucks vs Anaheim Ducks

This week, the Canucks are up against the Anaheim Ducks at a home game at Rogers Arena. So mark your calendars for Sunday, March 31st at 12:30 pm.

When: Sunday, March 31st
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $128.26

Easter at Malahat SkyWalk 

BC’s Malahat Skywalk is celebrating the upcoming season with special spring break tickets, which offer free admission to children 17 years and under.

From March 9th to April 1st, visitors can enjoy BBQ from 11 am to 3 pm, soft-serve from Softy’s (with themed treats for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter), and live music every Saturday.

When: March 9th to April 1st
Where: Malahat Highway, 30 mins north of Victoria
Cost: $36.95 per adult

March Break movies at Cineplex

Skip Saturday morning cartoons in favour of Saturday movies! Throughout March, select Cineplex theatres around Vancouver are hosting family-friendly showings of some very fun movies. The best part? Admission is just $3.99.

When: Saturdays throughout March
Where: Locations vary
Cost: $3.99 + $1 online booking fee

Grab some Easter brunch 

In Vancouver, there are plenty of spring-themed brunches to enjoy this weekend in celebration of Easter. So if you’re looking for some quality eggs benny, waffles, and sips, consider making a reservation at one of these restaurants before spots fill up!

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the long weekend, Vancouver!