Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between April 3 and 5 – the Easter long weekend. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancity Buzz calendar
What: Join hundreds of others in downtown Vancouver for a massive pillow fight.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery along Robson Street
When: Saturday, April 4 (rain or shine)
What: An Easter-themed ice skate with crafts and chocolate.
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
When: Sunday, April 5, 3 to 5 p.m.
What: Bump, dive and roll while playing soccer inside a giant bubble.
Where: Munday Park, Coquitlam
When: Saturday, April 4, 1 to 4 p.m.
What: Celebrate Vancouver’s beautiful cherry blossoms by taking part in a number of events across the city
Where: Various locations, see vcbf.ca
When: Thursday, April 2 to 29
What: Hunt for eggs in the garden with special areas for children ages 2 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12 years.
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: Ride the Easter Train, visit the Easter Bunny, go on an Easter egg hunt, join in games and craft workshops, and get your face painted.
Where: Stanley Park
When: Wednesday, April 1 to Monday, April 6
What: Shop locally grown produce and enjoy live music.
Where: Riley Park
When: Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: More than 30 artists will spread out over 20 events and six venues with a main event at Pacific Coliseum on April 3 and 4.
Where: Various locations, see seasonsfestival.com
When: Wednesday, April 1 to Sunday, April 5
What: The pop culture takeover of the Vancouver Convention Centre this Easter Break mixes comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming genres
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building, Hall C, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5
What: Local produce, locally made crafts, and hot food trucks.
Where: Hastings Skatepark on Renfrew Street
When: Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: Whitecaps FC kick off against LA Galaxy.
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
When: Saturday, April 4, 7 p.m.
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