10 events to enjoy in Vancouver this Easter long weekend

Apr 16 2019, 11:19 pm

Hop to it, Vancouver! Easter weekend comes once a year, so let’s enjoy it with a countdown of 10 super events in and around Vancouver. Put on those bunny ears and have fun!

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

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Easter Parade in Delta

Pack up the fam jam and head to Delta for their annual Easter parade, that strolls through Ladner Village with the Easter Bunny and the Delta Police Pipe Band.

Don’t forget to wear your bunny ears and decorate your bike, wagon, or stroller. This is a free family event brought to you by members of the Ladner Business Association.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Where: Delta Street to Memorial Park, Delta
Tickets: FREE

Easter Bunny Bonanza 

Vancouver’s largest rabbit rescue and education societies are joining forces on Easter Sunday to present a rabbit experience you didn’t know you needed: The Easter Bunny Bunanza.

The event will feature a “Rabbit Agility” demonstration courtesy of the Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club, and Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy will host “Hoppy Hour” for guardians to bring their own bunnies to socialize with other rabbits.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 12 – 3:30 pm
Where: Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Entry by donation

Vancouver Aquarium Easter-themed scavenger hunt

Taking place from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22, the Easter Scavenger Hunt is a chance for the public to “celebrate the quirky and curious facts about aquatic creatures and their eggs.”

Attendees will embark on the hunt as questions crafted by Aquarium eggs-perts take them on a journey through the facility’s various galleries – from the warmth of the Tropics to the cooler but still colourful British Columbia coast – in search of the answers.

At the end, completed Scavenger Hunt forms can be returned in exchange for a chocolate treat and the chance to win a prize.

When: Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm daily
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
Tickets: $38 for adults, free to $30 for children, depending on age.

VanDusen Garden’s Eggciting Easter Hop

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From Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21, families are invited to the VanDusen Botanical Garden for the annual Easter Hop. Young children will get the chance to collect eggs near the maze, take home some sweet treats, and hop along to music on the great lawn.

In addition to taking photos with the Easter Bunny, children are also encouraged to dress up in their own spring attire, with prizes awarded to the best costume. VanDusen will also have several food trucks on-site for families to enjoy after the hunt. Entry to the event also includes access to VanDusen’s 55-acre garden.

When: Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: Four sessions daily at 10 and 11 am; 12 and 1 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online. Prices range from $7.50 to $18 based on age

Stanley Park Easter train

From Thursday, April 18 to Monday, April 22, visitors both young and old will be able to visit Stanley Park’s resident Easter bunny and take a ride on the famous Stanley Park Railway.

Kids and adults will be invited to take part in activities like a “Bunny Burrow” maze, face painting, Easter crafts, inflatable bouncers, and carnival games.

When: Thursday, April 18 to Monday, April 22, 2019
Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver
Time: 10 am to 5 pm daily
Admission: Tickets available on-site or online for $6

Adults-only Easter Egg Hunt

Taking place at Taves Family Farms’ Applebarn in Abbotsford, the event is open to the public and will feature local food, beverages, and live music. Ticket prices include one complimentary alcoholic beverage, and additional drinks can be purchased throughout the duration of the event. For designated drivers, there will be unlimited complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be a petting zoo and charcuterie plates. The event is a new element being introduced this year, as part of Taves Family Farms’ annual Easterfest celebration, and is being held in support of Canuck Place.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Taves Family Farms’ Applebarn – 333 Gladwin Road., Abbotsford
Admission: $55, tickets available online

Easter at the Cannery

This annual fun-filled family-friendly weekend features crafts, story time, games, and of course, the Easter Salmon Scavenger Hunt, all inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Throughout the day, the Cannery will have activities suitable for kids ages 2 to 12 years old, including the Easter Salmon “Egg” Hunt – hunts start every 30 minutes, beginning at 11 am and ending at 4:30 pm. All Easter hunt participants will receive an Easter treat for their efforts!

When: Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21, 2019 
Time: 
10 am to 5 pm
Where:
 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission:
 $4.90 for Kids/Youth (2-16) and $3.90 for accompanying Adults 17 and over.

Hit up an epic Easter brunch buffet

This year Easter Sunday falls on April 21, and if you head to one of these spots for grub, we can assure you that it’s going to be one tasty holiday. Lavish brunch buffets with decadent multi-station offerings are coming right up – Vancouver’s got Easter on lock when it comes to mid-morning meals.

All of these eateries are serving up top-notch buffets with everything from fresh pastries, raw seafood bars, cheese spreads, a chef-attended Easter roasts carving station and a sumptuous assortment of seasonal Easter treats.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Where: Various times and locations
Admission: Ticket prices vary by eatery

Grandparent & Family Easter Egg Hunt

What: Enjoy Easter festivities at Bonsor. Decorate an Easter basket, make Easter-themed crafts and go on an adventurous egg hunt. Children (17 months to 10 years) must be accompanied by a grandparent or parent.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby
Register: Online, $5

Easter Eggstravaganza

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Celebrate Easter at Hamilton Community Centre with an Easter Egg Hunt, crafts, games and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Parent participation and registration of children only is required.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Hamilton Community Centre – 5140 Smith Drive, Richmond
Admission:$10 per child. To register contact the front desk at 604-718-8055