10 things to do in Burnaby in April

Mar 25 2018, 7:30 pm

April has arrived and it’s brought many fun events to Burnaby!

From Maya Rae to Rotary International Food Festival 2018 and more, here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

Luminescence III

  • What: Experience artworks by over 20 notable artists from varying disciplines. These artists present the many ways this brilliant natural phenomenon – the essence of light or Luminescence – has inspired them.
  • When: Now to Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • More Info: Online

Easter Egg Hunt at CG Brown Pool

  • What: The Easter bunny is stashing treats at CG Brown pool. Seven-year-olds and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water; bring your bathing suit.
  • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Where: CG Brown Memorial Pool – 3702 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: $1 per person

Maya Rae

  • What: Maya Rae’s debut album from 2017, Sapphire Bird, has received international radio play. She has performed to sold-out audiences and shared stages with Vancouver’s A-list musicians, including Miles Black, Cory Weeds, Joel Fountain, Vince Mai and Andre Lachance.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $33-$40

Birding by Ear

  • What:  How can you tell who is singing in the bushes? Ask a park interpreter for tips to identify the bird behind the song.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 8 to 10 am
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • Admission: $8 per adult, $4.25 per youth/adult 65+. Registration required: 604-432-6359

Transit Safety

Canada Line

SkyTrain Canada Line ( Eric Buermeyer / Shutterstock)

  • What: Have you ever been worried about your safety or the safety of a loved one on transit? Join Metro Vancouver Transit Police Constable Justin Biggs for transit safety tips. Learn how and when to make a report. Constable Biggs will share information on Metro Vancouver Transit Police areas, authority, priorities, and more.
  • When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • When: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Public Libray – Tommy Douglas Branch – 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • Register: Online, Free

Collected Traces and Still Here Co. ERASGA

  • What: Co. ERASGA’s newest ensemble creation recalls and traces the transcendent principle of the body’s relationship to indigenous traditional arts. Choreographed by critically acclaimed Vancouver choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Collected Traces and Still Here features seven outstanding dancers from Vancouver and Manila.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Rotary International Food Festival 2018

  • What: The sixth annual event features food from the Caribbean, India, China, Mexico, Greece, Italy, and Japan. Culinary delights are prepared in partnership with members of the Rotary Club of Burnaby and students of the ACE-IT training program. All foods will be prepared by ACE-IT students, under the supervision of the Chef Stephen Wade.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Central Secondary School – 6011 Deer Lake Pkwy, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$43

Burnaby Mountain Golf Festival

Golf / Shutterstock

  • What: Free golf clinics, custom club fitting, demo days, prizes, and fun for the whole family.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 1:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range – 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free


  • What: Help remove invasive plants that have replaced native species. Learn why these species are harmful to the park. Dress for the weather and come prepared to work off-trail. Ages 8+
  • When: Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4  pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Glencarin parking lot
  • Admission: Free

Art On The Spot

  • What:  A free event celebrating International Dance Day.
  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC
  • Admission: Free
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