20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: March 31 to April 1

Mar 20 2018, 6:10 pm

Let the long weekend fun begin! Here is our list of 20 things to check out on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, including Easter celebrations, Ingmar Bergman Triple Bill, and more.

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

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Easter Long Weekend at Tsawwassen Mills

Easter Bunny/Tsawwassen Mills

  • What: To celebrate the Easter long weekend, Tsawwassen Mills is hosting a three-day event, and you’re invited. From Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1 there’s going to be discounted deals at over 50 stores plus tons of family fun (including chocolate eggs).
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Tsawwassen Mills Mall – 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta
  • Admission: Free


  • What: Dutch mega duo Bassjackers are performing a free show on Easter Long Weekend.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good

  • What: Two Canadian rock legends team up for a show at Abbotsford Centre. Matthew Good’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone, and he has been nominated for 21 Juno Awards. Our Lady Peace has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, and have won four JUNO Awards and ten Much Music Video Awards.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $46-$86

Youth Achieving Success Conference 2018

March 31

(Youth Achieving Success / Facebook)

  • What: A full day of engaging workshops, with a wide variety of speakers who will be covering careers such as medicine, journalism, tech, culinary arts, and more.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Where: SFU Harbour Centre Campus – 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Old Fashioned Easter at the Historic Stewart Farm

  • What: Meet the Easter bunny, make your own DIY rabbit ears, and decorate egg shaped cookies. Plus take part in scavenger hunts and enjoy face painting.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Easter Eggstravaganza

  • What: Celebrate with an Easter egg hunt, crafts, games and a visit with the Easter Bunny.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Steveston Community Centre – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: $10 per child. Parent participation and registration of child only required.

Easter Chocolate Making

  • What: Bunnies, eggs and other tasty treats for spring. Experience milk and dark chocolate fun with Rocky Road, Rice Krispie Caramel Clusters, and more. It’s a hands on class so bring an apron. For ages 4 to 8.
  • When: 
  • Time: 12 to 1 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Heritage – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Vancouver Canucks vs Columbus Blue Jackets

  • What: The Vancouver Canucks face off Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Stealth vs Calgary Roughnecks

  • What: Vancouver Stealth face off with the Calgary Roughnecks in National Lacrosse League action at the Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

Whistler Ice Kingdom 2018

  • What: This winter date destination trumps all others. A huge, 40,000 sq. ft. Ice Kingdom is soon to be all yours to explore, as Whistler is opening up what basically looks like a Frozen version of Disneyland.
  • When: Now to Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: Noon to Midnight
  • Where: Whistler Golf Club – 4001 Whistler Way, Whistler
  • Tickets: $5 off if bought online, $31 for adults, $21 for seniors and children

Sunday, April 1, 2018

River District Golden Easter Celebration

  • What:River District is bringing gold fever back to the Fraser with a gold-themed event. From gold foiled chocolate eggs, to gold-dusted face painting, and cotton candy with (you guessed it) gold sprinkles, you’ll need to see it to believe it. There’s also going to be balloons, arts and crafts, and even a giant chocolate bunny draw.
  • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • When: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: River District Neighbourhood Centre – 8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free – Email [email protected] to join the chocolate egg hunt waitlist

VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt

  • What: Take part in the Annual A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Afterwards, enjoy some fun crafts and activities or check out the yummy food selections and explore the beauty in the 55 acre garden.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: Four sessions daily: 9 am to 10 am, 10 am to 11 am, 11 am to 12 pm, and 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $6.45-$15

Kala-Sikh Art Exhibition

  • What: The Art Exhibition will highlight local Sikh artists and consist of artwork, poetry, film, historical exhibits, as well as stage performances, including a Naad Musical Piece. There will also be a silent auction for art pieces.
  • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 9 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Easter at the Cannery

  • What: The Easter Salmon makes its annual return this year to hide eggs for the little ones to find throughout the historic cannery. At 10:30 am, The Great Salmon “Egg” Hunt will start and repeat every 30 minutes throughout the day with the last egg hunt at 4:30 pm. There will also be Easter crafts, games and an interactive story-time suitable for kids ages 2 to 12 years old.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: The Cannery – 12138 4th Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: $3.90-$4.90

Save the Rio Telethon

  • What: An old-school 30-hour marathon #SaveTheRio Telethon fundraiser at the Rio Theatre. Featuring The Gentlemen Hecklers, Kitty Nights, Eleven09, Charlier Demers, The Fictionals, Story Story Lie, C.R. Avery, Instant Theatre, Travis Bernhardt, Shirley Gnome, and many more. Hosted by Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha.
  • When: Sunday, April 1 to Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm on Sunday to Midnight on Monday
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway , Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

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; parents bring your bathing suits.
  • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Where: CG Brown Memorial Pool – 3702 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: $1 per person

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

  • What: Find locally grown fruits and vegetables from numerous farms such as Ripple Creek Organic, Snowy Mountain Organics, and Wah Fung. Also bring home certified organic eggs from Rockweld Farm to enjoy with your fresh produce.
  • When: 
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Ingmar Bergman Triple Bill for Easter Weekend

Erland Josephson and Ingmar Bergman on the set of Fanny and Alexander (IMDb)

  • What: Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of the twentieth century, you can check out some of the most acclaimed films made by director Ingmar Bergman, this Easter weekend. The institute’s ‘Easter Weekend Bergman Triple Bills’ will be playing his ‘Faith’ trilogy, with films like Through a Glass DarklyWinter Light, and The Silence for attendees to enjoy.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 pm
  • Where: The Cinematheque  – #200, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Easter Designer Long Weekend Sale

  • What: ​Snag unbelievable bargains on high-end designer clothing and accessories from brands like Canada Goose, Mackage, and Superdry at the sale – with up to 80% off the retail price.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • When: Various times
  • Where: Sheraton Hotel – 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond
  • Contact: 604-283-9393
  • Admission: Free
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