With Easter coming up this weekend, there are dozens of events in Metro Vancouver worth hopping over to. From brunches to egg hunts, clothing sales and parties, there is something for everyone – especially chocolate lovers!
Take a look at these 12 activities and start planning your weekend.
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.
When: April 1 to 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Stanley Park
Hunt for eggs in the garden with special areas for children ages 2 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12 years. Interact with animals at the CinemaZoo exhibit, decorate a clay pot, and plant carrots to take home. Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy chocolate treats, and much more!
When: April 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to noon and noon to 2 p.m.
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
A longstanding tradition at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Afternoon Tea has delighted families for generations. Celebrate Easter in style with the two-day Easter themed Afternoon Tea featuring Devilled Organic Eggs, Dungeness Crab Cakes, savory tea sandwiches and delectable house-made scones and pastries.
When: April 4 and 5, noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
An Easter designer clothing sample sale will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Richmond, offering discounts of up to 80% off brands like Michael Kors, Super Dry, Toms Shoes, Kate Spade, Nudie, Just Me, Fred Perry, Lacoste, Modern Vintage, Majestic Paris, Nicolle Miller and many more.
When: April 2 to 5, opens at 11 a.m.
Where: Sheraton Hotel – 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Lambs, goat kids, chicks and bunnies are born this time of year at Maplewood Farm. Arrive early for the Easter Egg hunt which starts at 10 a.m. and stay for a fun day with face painting, crafts and pony rides.
When: April 5, 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Maplewood Farms – 405 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver
At Easter time, bakeries put out hot cross buns, a traditional seasonal pastry that has grown in popularity in recent years. Check out some of Vancouver’s best hot cross buns and enjoy a seasonal Easter breakfast.
With an estimated 900 kids, this Easter Egg hunt will include a live band, food trucks, firefighters and lots of chocolate. Participation is by donation.
When: April 3, registration opens at 10 a.m.
Where: Galloway Park – 3404 Galloway Ave, Coquitlam
The parade of children, Easter Bunny and Pipe Band starts at 1pm at the Delta Museum, and heads down Delta St. to an egg hunt at Memorial Park. Don’t forget to wear your Easter Bonnets and decorate your bike, wagon or stroller!
When: April 5, 12:45 p.m.
Where: Parade begins at the Delta Museum to Memorial Park – 4858 Delta St., Delta
The Easter Bunny will be flying in to lead our young aviators in their search for chocolate eggs at FlyOver Canada. Children 12 & under are welcome to join the hunt. Each registered child will get to participate in the annual outdoor Easter egg hunt and enjoy a complimentary same day ride on FlyOver Canada, the ultimate flying ride. Pre-registration is required.
When: April 4 and 5, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: FlyOver Canada – 201-999 Canada Place, Vancouver
The annual Easter holiday event returns with an Easter Salmon Egg hunt, crafts, games and activities for the little ones to enjoy. Activities are suitable for ages 2 to 12 years old, with Easter Salmon Egg hunts every 30 minutes, alternating between the 2 to 5 year olds and 6 to12 year olds. All Easter hunt participants will receive a goody-bag of Easter treats for their efforts!
When: April 3 to 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Cannery – 12138 4th Avenue, Richmond
This year’s Easter festivities will feature delicious brunch classics for all ages and an exciting Easter Egg Hunt led by the Easter Bunny himself.
When: April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Featuring DJs, live music from Vancouver’s top dance and party band ‘The Deep End’, the Jagermeister Ice Bar, photobooths, tickle trunks and prizes for the best dressed.
When: April 2, 8 p.m.
Where: The Blarney Stone – 216 Carrall Street, Vancouver