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25 events to enjoy in Vancouver this Easter long weekend

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Daniel Chai Apr 12, 2017 11:01 pm 2,822

Hop to it, Vancouver! Easter weekend comes once a year so let’s enjoy it with the Daily Hive countdown of 25 events in and around Vancouver! Put on those bunny ears and have fun!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Hit the slopes at Cypress Mountain

  • What: After the incredible winter season that the local mountains have experienced this year, why not hit the slopes with the family this Easter? To celebrate the season Cypress Mountain is serving up a special Easter Family Pack that enables two adults and two children to hit the slopes for just $99, for the entire weekend.
  • Where: Cypress Mountain
  • When: April 14 – 17
  • Tickets: $99

Prozzäk: Forever 1999 Tour

  • What: Animated group Prozzäk are ready to blow the roof off of 2017 with their upcoming Canadian “Forever 1999” tour.
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 14 at 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online , $30

Blue Lodge Society

  • What: A unique interactive theatrical event with burlesque and live music. Become a part of the Blue Lodge Society and experience what mysteries unfold.
  • Where: The Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 14 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online , $20-$25

Spring Lights

  • What: After a long winter, experience illuminations, performance, and community; all under a canopy of cherry blossoms. This is a time to appreciate the ephemerality and beauty of nature. Featuring dance performances choreographed by Heather Laura Gray, and a musical soundscape by Adham Shaikh. Event is weather dependant.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Park – 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 14 at 8 (dusk) to 10 pm
  • Cost: Free

Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Vancouver Planetarium

David Bowie shrine in Brixton, London (chrisdorney/Shutterstock)

David Bowie shrine in Brixton, London (chrisdorney/Shutterstock)

  • What: Choir! Choir! Choir! will be filling the Vancouver Planetarium with music on April 15, with 250 spots per show open for those wishing to join in on Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here or David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
  • Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 at 5:30 and 8 pm
  • Tickets: $18.50, at universe.com for Wish You Were Here and Space Oddity

Easter at the Cannery

  • What: The Easter Salmon makes its annual return this year to hide eggs for the little ones to find throughout the historic cannery. At 10:30 am, The Great Salmon “Egg” Hunt will start and repeat every 30 minutes throughout the day with the last egg hunt at 4:30 pm. There will also be Easter crafts, games and an interactive story-time suitable for kids ages 2 to 12 years old.
  • Where: The Cannery – 12138 4th Avenue, Richmond
  • When: April 14 to 16
  • Admission: $4.90 Kids; $3.90 Adults

7th Annual Burke Mountain Community Easter Egg Hunt

  • What: A fun day of chocolate hunting at Galloway Park. Featuring live music, food trucks, firefighters and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. It also raises awareness and funds for local women’s shelter, Tri-City Transitions.
  • Where: Galloway Park – 3404 Galloway Ave, Coquitlam
  • When: April 14 from 10 am to 1 pm
  • Cost: Minimum $5 donation per family, all proceeds go to Tri-City Transitions.

Fairmont Vancouver Easter Afternoon Tea

  • What: Celebrate Easter in style with a two-day Easter themed Afternoon Tea featuring Fairmont’s fine tea blends, alongside savoury and sweet creations from the hotel’s in-house pastry shop. If the tiny tot wants to tag along, Fairmont offer Children’s Easter Tea, which includes kid-friendly tea sandwiches, scones, and delicious sweets.
  • Where: Fairmont Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 and 16
  • Cost: $32.50-$65

Lonsdale Quay Easter Market

  • What: There will be local foods, crafters and artisans from the Lonsdale Artisan Farmers Market, as well as local vendors. An egg decorating workshop will be offered for a small fee.
  • Where: East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
  • When: April 15 from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Admission: Free

Hippity Hoppity Easter Event at Creekside

  • What: Hippity Hoppity bounce your way through the egg hunt, games, crafts, and fun stations. For ages 0 to 5 with an adult.
  • Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $3

Cottontail Easter Egg Hunt

  • What: Bring your Easter egg basket and your observation skills to this event and you’ll be sure to go home a winner. Hosted by Panther Cheer Athletics.
  • Where: Panther Cheer Athletics – #133-2771 Simpson Road, Richmond
  • When: April 15 from 3 to 4:30 pm
  • Register: Online, Free

Girls Rock Camp Vancouver Fundraiser at Grand Luxe Hall

  • What: Supermoon, Ashley Shadow, BB, Scum Laude and Old Girl team-up for a massive fundraiser. All proceeds will be donated to Girls Rock Camp Vancouver, a non-profit organization that runs a week long summer camp for female identifying youths age 8 to 17.
  • Where: Grand Luxe Hall – 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 from 6 to 10 pm
  • Register: Online, $10-$20

Grandparent and Family Easter Egg Hunt

  • What: Easter festivities for grandparents and grandchildren. Take part in an egg hunt, crafts, games, treats, and more.
  • Where: Bonsor 55+ Seniors Centre – 6533 Nelson Ave, Burnaby
  • When: April 15 from 10 am to noon
  • Register: Online, $2. For ages 17 months to 10 years with a senior. Children must be accompanied by a grandparent.

Easter Egg Hunt at Esther Short Park

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  • What:  Face painting, balloon animals, giant inflatables, give-aways, pictures with the Easter bunny, and an Easter egg hunt with 15,000 eggs. Presented by Activate Church.
  • Where: Esther Short Park – 415 West 6th Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 from 10 to 11 am
  • Cost: Free

VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt

  • What: Take part in the 9th Annual A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Afterwards, enjoy some fun crafts and activities or check out the yummy food selections and explore the beauty in our 55 acre garden.
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 and 16
  • TicketsOnline , $6.25-$12

Easter Bunny Fest 2017

  • What: Rabbitats’ annual Easter Bunny Fest features herds of rescued rabbits in Rabbitville, their own colourful little rabbit village. Enjoy Easter crafts, face painting, games and more.
  • Where: Rabbitats – 13340 Smallwood Place, Richmond
  • When: April 15 from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery’s Easter Festival

  • What: Township 7’s 11th annual Easter Festival, with a petting zoo, face painting, and an egg hunt in the vines for the children, and live music and spring wine releases for the parents. There will also be an onsite food truck with delicious goodies.
  • Where: Township 7 – 21152 16th Avenue, Langley
  • When: April 16 from 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • Tickets: $15 per child, RSVP by calling the winery at 604-532-1766.

Easter Brunch at Grouse Mountain

  • What: Enjoy a buffet brunch featuring delicious options for all ages. There will also be face painting and an exciting Easter Egg Hunt led by the Easter Bunny
  • Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
  • When: April 16
  • Cost: $10-$50

Easter Eggstravaganza

  • What: A free public swim at Brittania Community Services Centre, with Easter treats  and games.
  • Where: Brittania Community Services Centre – 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 16 from 2:30 to 5 pm
  • Cost: Free

Easter Egg Hunt and Scramble at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Image: Fort Langley National Historic Site / Facebook

  • What: Little bunnies can complete the all-ages scavenger hunt that will take you exploring around the fort and earn treats as they go. At set times, children 5 and under can also participate in the “Egg Scramble,” where they will be divided by age and will find as many eggs as they can on the giant map of British Columbia. Complimentary admission for Canada 150.
  • Where: Fort Langey National Historic Site – 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley
  • When: April 16 from 10 am to 5 pm

Easter Fun Run

  • What: An Easter run and egg hunt in Stanley Park to support Canuck Place. Featuring DJs, vendors, free coffee and hot chocolate, and more.
  • Where: Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park
  • When: April 16 at 11:30 am
  • Admission: Free

Easter at the Market

  • What: The Easter Bunny and the Easter egg hunt are back at Lonsdale Quay Market. Meet at Easter Headquarters by the Cheshire Cheese Restaurant to discover different vendors on the Retail level while collecting Easter eggs. Each Retail Level store and Olde World Confections will have different coloured eggs, and participants will need to collect one of each to redeem a treat bag filled with goodies (while supplies last).
  • Where: Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
  • When: April 16 from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Admission: Free

Critter Capers: The Case of the Lost Bunny

  • What: A baby bunny is lost in the woods. Use clues to retrace the bunny’s steps and help it find its way home.
  • Where: Tynehead Regional Park, meet at Tynehead Hatchery entrance – 16585 96 Ave, Surrey
  • When: April 17 from noon to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free

Easter at Art Knapp Surrey

  • What: Meet the Easter Bunny, get your face painted, and enjoy complimentary snacks and coffee. Plus take a free train ride around Art Knapp.
  • Where: Art Knapp – 4391 King George Boulevard, Surrey
  • When: April 17 from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free

18th Annual Pacific International Cup

  • What: The premier bonspiel for club curlers from around BC, the US and around the Pacific hosted every April at the Richmond Curling Club in Richmond BC.
  • Where: Richmond Curling Club – 5540 Hollybridge Way, Richmond
  • When: April 17 to 23
  • Admission: Free

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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