7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, April 2

Mar 29 2018, 5:08 pm


The first Monday of April is here, and we’re keeping the fun going with our list of seven things to do in Vancouver today, April 2. Check out Stanley Park Railway Easter Train, Playdome at BC Place and more ways to wrap up your long weekend.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Stanley Park Railway Easter Train

Easter Train

Image: Stanley Park Railway/Facebook

  • What: Both kids and adults will be able to take part in activities like a “Bunny Burrow” maze, face painting, an egg hunt in the farmyard, Easter crafts, inflatable bouncers, and carnival games. Food will also be available at the train ride, with Stanley Park’s concession stand open as well as food trucks from Cloud Nine Cotton Candy Company, Insomniac Coffee, and the Praguery.
  • When: Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm, last egg hunt is at 4:40 pm.
  • Where: Stanley Park
  • Admission: Access to the train ride costs $6, the farmyard egg hunt costs $5, and tickets required for carnival activities cost $2 each. Tickets for the train can be purchased in advance online; tickets for other activities can be purchased on-site.

Yuk Yuks University Graduation Showcase

  • What: The inaugural class of Yuk Yuks University take the stage for their graduation showcase. Featuring performances from the 17 graduates and hosted by Professor Brett Martin.
  • When: Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Critter Capers

  • What: The prankster crows switched a bunch of eggs into different nests. Help get the scrambled eggs home by examining nest material and other evidence.
  • When: Monday, April 2, 2018 
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Belcarra Regional Park – Meet at Belcarra Picnic Area
  • Admission: Free

PlayDome at BC Place

PlayDome/ (BC Place)

  • What: Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival is back for spring break 2018 with six fun-filled days of carnival rides, games, and sweet treats. With over 45 rides and attractions. all under one roof, there’s no better place for indoor family fun this spring than at PlayDome.
  • When: Now to Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Time: The event is open daily at 10 am or 11 am, (depending on date) and runs until 5 pm or 6 pm (depending on date.) See PlayDome’s website for specific, daily schedules.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

MEC Vancouver Run a 10K Clinic

  • What: In this ten week clinic, MEC will guide you through a fun and safe training plan of running with the aim of confidently preparing you to complete a 10K run. Previous running experience is recommended. Weekly sessions will consist of a 15 to 20 minute lecture followed by a specifically prescribed workout. The lectures will be presented by local professionals and add a great deal of additional knowledge to aid across various aspects of running.
  • When: Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: MEC Vancouver – 130 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Aldor Acres Family Farm Easter Weekend

  • What: Celebrating their 30th anniversary this March, Aldor Acres Family Farm is full of beautiful flowers (sunflowers, specifically) and adorable farm animals. Proceeds from the weekend event will go straight to the Canucks Place Children’s Hospice and the Langley Memorial Hospital.
  • When: Now to Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Aldor Acres Family Farm – 24990 – 84th, Langley
  • Admission: By Donation

Spring Break at the Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre

  • What: Explore both the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre, and the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society Building on a self-guided tour to learn all about Steveston’s unique heritage. Enjoy fun crafts and activities for children on select dates, and take part in a special spring break Steveston History Hunters scavenger hunt.
  • When: Monday, April 02, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Steveston Museum – 3811 Moncton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Free
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