10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, March 24

Mar 20 2019, 6:16 pm

Start up your Sunday with our picks of 10 fun things to do in Vancouver today, March 24. CONCACAF Nations League Qualifier, Eastside Flea and more.

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Canada’s Men’s National Team vs French Guiana –  CONCACAF Nations League Qualifier

What: On Sunday, March 24, world-class soccer is returning to Vancouver when Canada’s Men’s National Team plays an international match against French Guiana in CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying. This match is crucial for Canada on route to the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and as part of their journey to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: BC Place — 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Price: $24 to $67 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Richmond Outdoor Spring Carnival

What: West Coast Amusements, the largest Canadian midway operation in Western Canada, will be making a stop at the Lansdowne Centre in Richmond. They’ll be setting up for 10 straight days with a massive array of rides, games, and traditional carnival eats.

The outdoor carnival will be open from March 21 to March 31, 2019, with hours of operation varying by date and weather. Attendees can ride six attractions for $16.99 or purchase a daily wristband for $40. Tickets for rides may also be purchased individually and in groups of 20 and 40.

When: Now to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm, hours may change based on weather.
Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 #3 Road, Richmond
Tickets: Available on-site

Vancouver Canucks vs Columbus Blue Jackets

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What: The Vancouver Canucks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Spring Break at the Space Centre

What: Do you have a young space enthusiast in the family? Join the Space Centre over Spring Break for some special activities and programming focused on “Exploring the Sun” and “Exploring the Moon.” These family-friendly activities will run daily throughout Spring Break. They will also be premiering the film “The Sun: Our Living Star” in the planetarium star theatre.

When: Now to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Admission: Online

Vancouver International Dance Festival

What: The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is a three-week-long festival with internationally revered artists and lauded Vancouver performers, workshops, and interactive dance activities. The 2019 VIDF will showcase Canadian premieres from Japan’s Dairakudakan, three world premieres from Vancouver’s Vision Impure, Olivia C. Davies, and Leslie Telford, free performances by V’ni Dansi and Harbour Dance ITP & Platform, and more.

When: Now to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Eastside Flea

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What: Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that takes place bi-weekly in Vancouver, BC. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live vinyl deejays, pinball, an outdoor courtyard, and more.

When: March 23 and 24, April 6 and 7, April 20 and 21, May 4 and 5, May 18 and 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: $3

Spring Break at the Carousel

What: Burnaby Village Museum is throwing open the gates for 12 days of Spring Break family fun. Stroll the streets of a 1920s village and visit businesses and homes. Take in demonstrations, ride the carousel, play games and activities, learn about Indigenous culture, and chat with costumed towns-folk. Browse the Carousel Gift Shop and enjoy a treat or lunch at the Ice Cream Parlour.

When: Now to March 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free. Carousel Rides $2.65 each

Vancouver Kids Fashion Week!

What: Vancouver Kids Fashion Week’s runway celebrates multiculturalism and emerging talent. They strive to identify undiscovered designers and provide exposure to project designers into the next stages of success. A portion of ticket sales will go to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

When: Now to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 1 pm
Location: David Lam Hall, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver – 50 E Pender St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Gem Show

What: Western Canada’s largest Gem show features over 100 of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada. Discover unique gems, fine crystals, rare fossils, handmade jewellery, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art, and more. The weekend will boast lectures and demos, as well as hourly door prizes.

When: Now to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Healthy Family Expo 2019

What: Canada’s largest food and health event for families is back at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Featuring over 200 exhibitors, a 35,000-sq-ft Active Kid Zone, and a star-studded line-up on stage.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online