10 egg-citing Easter events and activities to enjoy in Vancouver

Apr 5 2023, 6:05 pm

Put on those bunny ears and hop to it, Vancouver!

Easter comes once a year, so let’s enjoy it with our roundup of 10 fun holiday-themed events for families and adults in the city and beyond. Egg scavenger hunts, adorable baby animals, and more.

And for more fun things happening around town be sure to check out our Listed section.

Baby Animal Easter Days

Maan Farms

Maan Farms/maanfarms.com

What: Maan Farms in Abbotsford is hosting adorable Baby Animal Easter (BAE) Days this long weekend. From April 7 to 10, all ages are invited to get up close with baby animals, enjoy the Egg-cellent Ice Cream, and say hello to the Easter Bunny.

When: April 7 to 10, 2023
Time: Time slots from 10 am to 3 pm from Friday to Sunday, and until 1 pm on Monday
Where:¬†Maan Farms ‚ÄĒ 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Tickets: Various prices, purchase online

Easter at Maplewood Farm

What: Maplewood Farm for a fun and educational Easter event this weekend. Guests will experience arts and crafts activities for all ages, live music, local vendors, and more.

When: April 9, 2023
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Maplewood Farm — 405 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver
Cost: $7.30 to $11.15 and free for children 18 months and under. Book online

Bunny Kisses & Easter Wishes

What: Lulu Island Winery hosts an Easter Market showcasing local vendors, and an Easter Egg scavenger hunt for adults and children. Rabbitats will also be hosting a meet-and-treat on both days.

When: April 7 and 8, 2023
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where:¬†Lulu Island Winery ‚Äď 16880 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Cost: Free to visit the market, $5 for Easter Egg scavenger hunt. Register online

Easter at Britannia Mine Museum

Easter at Britannia Mine Museum

Easter at Britannia Mine Museum/britanniaminemuseum.ca

What: The Britannia Mine Museum invites visitors to learn all about what working at the mine was like during its annual Easter celebration. Go on a self-led Mineral Scavenger Hunt either before or after the unique Easter underground tour, which is tailored for younger audiences with fewer loud machine demonstrations.

When: April 7 to 10, 2023
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Where:¬†Britannia Mine Museum ‚Äď 150 Copper Drive, Britannia Beach
Cost: Museum admission varies, purchase online

Bingo Egg-stravaganza at Capilano Mall

What: Capilano Mall invites everyone to join in the fluffy festivities in the Grand Court on April 8. Participate in bunny bingo for a chance to win treats from Purdys Chocolatier. Then take a selfie with the Easter Bunny for a chance to win more prizes.

When: April 8, 2023
Time: Noon to 2 pm
Where:¬†Capilano Mall — 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Cost: Free

Easter at the Cannery

What: This annual family-friendly weekend at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site features crafts, storytime, games, and the popular Easter Salmon Scavenger Hunt. Activities are suitable for children ages two to six years old.

When: April 7 to 9, 2023
10:30 am to 4 pm
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site ‚Äď 12138 4th Avenue, Richmond
Special event admission of $5.50 for children two years old and above, $8.50 for adults 18+

Treat yourself to yummy Easter goodies around town

easter treats

Beaucoup Bakery (Amy Ho) | Temper Pastry

What: Who doesn’t love Easter treats? They normally come in amazing flavours like Carrot Cake, Mini Eggs, and Cream Egg, not to mention they are whimsically pastel-coloured and topped with baby ducks, bunnies, and in this year’s case, dinosaurs. Also, Hot Cross Buns. We can’t resist one of those babies around this time of year.

Here’s where to get the best Easter treats in and around Vancouver.

When: Various days of operation
Time: Various hours of operation
Where: Various restaurants across Vancouver. See the list online

Scuba Bunny at the Vancouver Aquarium

What: Scuba Bunny will be visiting the Vancouver Aquarium twice daily throughout Easter Week. See the aquatic rabbit don his flippers and go for a dive at 11 am and 1 pm. Then meet over 65,000 animals throughout the 120 exhibits at the aquarium.

When: April 1 to 10, 2023
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where:¬†Vancouver Aquarium ‚Äď 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Admission: Various prices, purchase online

The Faberge Ball: An Interactive Easter Cabaret

What: The Fabergé Ball is an interactive variety cabaret hosted by Dandy and featuring performances by Holly Graphic, Genesis, Scarlet Delirium, Monday Blues, Human Girl, Margaux Rita and Jordy Matheson. The event features a costume contest and a dance party.

When: April 8, 2023
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Rio Theatre — 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Cost: $30 online or $35 at the door. VIP seating also available. Purchase online

8th Annual Big Easter Run

Big Easter Run

Big Easter Run/Big Fun Run Series

What: Runners will be hopping around Jericho Beach Park on April 8 for the return of the yearly Big Easter Run. The eighth annual event promises to be a fun day for the whole family and is also a fundraiser for KidSport BC.

Little ones taking part in the 1- to 3-km event are also invited to take part in an egg hunt at 1:15 pm. And to complete the festive atmosphere, the Big Bunny Run will feature live entertainment, chocolate finishers medal, bunny ears costume item, and more.

When: April 8, 2023
Time: Noon to 4:15 pm
Where:¬†Jericho Beach Park ‚ÄĒ 3941 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
Registration: Online

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