What: Take part in the 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 of our 55-acre garden.
When: Now to Sunday, April 1, 2018
Time: Four sessions daily: 9 am to 10 am, 10 am to 11 am, 11 am to 12 pm, and 12 pm to 1 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
What: The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is Vancouver’s signature springtime event. Wake-up from winter hibernation to an explosion of some 41,000 blossoming cherry trees. Originally gifted from Japan in the 1930’s, the cherry blossoms now inspires a month of arts and cultural community events. Presented by Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation and Coromandel Properties.
When: Tuesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
Where: Streets and venues all over Vancouver
Admission: Free to enjoy cherry blossoms all over the city. Tickets for events can be found online
What: The festival, situated right beside the Fraser River, includes a day full of traditional Japanese music, dance performances, as well as traditional Japanese food and activities. Two stages at the festival will be dedicated to traditional Japanese dance, Taiko drumming, and feature a number of talented musicians. As expected, there will be plenty of space to sit and eat by the cherry blossom trees.
When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Avenue, Richmond
What: The main events taking place on the mountain include the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, the Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships, and Big Air events in both skiing and snowboarding. A 72-hour filmmakers and photographer showdown will run during the course of the week. There will also be apres-ski and late-night parties held on a regular basis around the city, with live music constantly being played at the Skiers Plaza. A number of clubs around Whistler will also be holding evening events.
When: Tuesday, April 10 to Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues in Whistler
Admission: Free. Tickets for evening events can be purchased online.
What: The 8th annual Earth Day Parade begins at Grandview Highway and Commercial Drive, and marches its way down to Grandview Park where the festivities begin. The festival features a Kids Zone, scavenger hunts, smoothie bike demonstrations and more.
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: Parade at 1 pm, Celebration at 1:30 pm
Where: Commercial Drive and Grandview Park – 1657 Charles Street, Vancouver
What:The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve is hosting a stewardship event where volunteers will work towards restoring habitat around Rice Lake. Learn about restoration initiatives and biodiversity in the LSCR while removing invasive species and planting native species to enhance the forest understory. Ages 16+