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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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