20 fantastic things to do in Vancouver this long weekend: April 7 to 10

Apr 6 2023, 2:00 pm

The Easter long weekend is upon us and there’s so much to see and do!

Make the most of your time with our roundup of 20 fantastic things to do around Metro Vancouver from April 7 to 10. The Faberge Ball, Whitecaps’ Vaisakhi Night, and more.

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

Baby Animal Easter Days

Maan Farms

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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 — 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

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: Now until April 10, 2023
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Admission: Various prices, purchase online

Vancouver Canadians vs Spokane Indians

Vancouver Canadians

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What: Baseball is Back #AtTheNat! Join the Vancouver Canadians all season long and cheer on the future of the Blue Jays. You can watch the game while enjoying hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, and all other ballpark favourites along with a cold beer. Plus don’t miss the exciting theme nights.

The Vancouver Canadians are playing a series against the Spokane Indians, with themed celebrations including opening night post-game fireworks, magnetic schedule giveaway, and a toque giveaway on A&W Family Fun Sunday.

When: April 7 to 9, 2023
Time: Gates open at 6 pm, first pitch at 7:05 pm (Friday), Gates open at 12 pm, first pitch at 1:05 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Start at $20 and can be purchased online at CanadiansBaseball.com, over the phone at 604-872 5232, or in person at the Nat Bailey Box Office

The Faberge Ball

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 is also available. Purchase online

Easter at Britannia Mine Museum

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 – 150 Copper Drive, Britannia Beach
Cost: Museum admission varies, purchase online

Experience SYNCRA

What: Experience SYNCRA is a futuristic immersive walkthrough experience with a cyberpunk theme. Guests will travel through an interactive exhibit where electronic music, visual projections, and user experience will change upon guest interactions. No one will experience the same twice.

Experience SYNCRA also features food and a fully licenced bar, so visitors can drink while dancing and interacting with all the elements.

When:  Thursday to Sunday until April 30, 2023
Time: 7 to 10:30 pm (Thursday and Friday), 5 to 10:30 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Experience SYNCRA – 3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Cost: $25 for general admission, $20 for child, and $70 for a family pack for two adults and two children. Purchase online

Plenty Warehouse Sale

What: The Plenty Warehouse Sale is back this April long weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Shoppers can get up to 90 percent off women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, with new stock being added daily.

Freshen up your summer looks or prepare for next fall. Whatever you’re looking for, the deals are undeniable. Credit, debit, and cash will be accepted at this popular warehouse sale.

When: April 7 to 10, 2023
Time: 8 am to 7 pm (Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 5 pm (Sunday), 11 am to 3 pm (Monday)
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre Hall B (under the sails) — 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: FREE admission

Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks (Fan Appreciation Night)

What: The Canucks take on the Calgary Flames during Fan Appreciation Night at Rogers Arena.

When: April 8, 2023
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Various; purchase online

Duo Duel at Tightrope Theatre

What: Dynamic pairings of improvisers take to the Tightrope Theatre stage to try and win over the crowd every Saturday evening. Who will be the champions? You must attend live to find out.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Tightrope Theatre – 2343 Main Street, Vancouver
Cost: $20 plus fees. Purchase Online

The Secret Garden Dome Experience

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What: Step into a “botanical oasis” and dine amongst the flowers and the cherry blossoms with The Secret Garden.  The domes here can accommodate up to six guests in total. The private structures feature heaters, fresh-air circulation, and independent sound systems so diners can choose their own tunes.

When: Now until May 14, 2023
Time: Various times
Where: H Tasting Lounge at The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Reservations: 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: 12 to 2 pm
Where: Capilano Mall -935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Cost: Free

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

What: Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., presented by NEON and Paquin Entertainment Group, invites guests of ages to get up close and personal with costumes and props from some of the latest and greatest releases from Marvel Studios, including Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s armour, Black Widow’s uniform, and more.

Start as a new recruit and explore the history, science, engineering, genetics, and profiles of your favourite Avengers.

When: Now until May 28, 2023
Time: 10 am to 7 pm (Monday to Wednesday), 10 am to 9 pm (Thursday to Saturday)
Where: The Amazing Brentwood – 4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Tickets: Prices start at $29 for adults and $23 for children (plus ticketing fees), with discounts for students, seniors, and groups. VIP packages are also available, and infants under three years old are free. Purchase online




What: Nigerian-born singer-songwriter Wizkid is going on a huge North American Tour — and he’s stopping off in Vancouver. The tour announcement comes following the release of his explosive new album More Love, Less Ego, which includes the hit singles “Bad to Me” and “Money & Love.”

The Grammy Award-winning artist, whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, began his career in music when he was just 11 years old in Lagos, Nigeria. His sophomore album, Ayoin, was released in 2014 and since then, Wizkid has gone on to work with other major artists, including Drake, Burna Boy, Justin Bieber, H.E.R., and Beyonce.

When: April 7, 2023
Time: Roger’s Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Where: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Starting at $57.45 — Available here

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 – 16880 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Cost: Free to visit the market, $5 for Easter Egg scavenger hunt. Register online

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 – 12138 4th Avenue, Richmond
Special event admission of $5.50 for children two years old and above, $8.50 for adults 18+

Vancouver Whitecaps Vaisakhi Night

Vancouver Whitecaps

Dhol drummers and Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club (Vancouver Whitecaps/Submitted)

What: The Vancouver Whitecaps are hosting its Vaisakhi Night this weekend, and fans can look forward to an exciting evening of sport and culture at BC Place. The second annual Vaisakhi Night features a special Supporters March to the Match, live entertainment, delicious food, and more.

Cascadia Cup rivals Portland Timbers are visiting on Saturday, April 8, as the ‘Caps attempt to extend their four-match MLS unbeaten streak game.

When: April 8, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: Various, purchase online

John Mayer: Solo

What: Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter John Mayer is bringing his new Solo acoustic tour to Rogers Arena on Monday, April 10.

Mayer is a seven-time Grammy winner beloved for memorable hits such as “Daughters,” “Waiting on the World to Change,” and “Heartbreak Warfare.” The soulful Bridgeport, Connecticut, artist has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and garnered billions of streams to date

When: April 10, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Various prices. Tickets on sale now

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity at Science World

What: Science World invites guests to go on a deep dive into the world of skin in its latest exhibit. Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity, presented by Acuitas Therapeutics, explores the unique properties of skin in a variety of organisms. Learn about the hyper-sensing skin receptors in crocodilians, the super thick skin of whales, and more.

When: Now until May 29, 2023
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online

8th Annual Big Easter Run

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 participating in the one- to three-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 — 3941 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
Registration: Online

Furbaby Pop-Up

What: The Local Scene hosts a Furbaby Pop-Up at Helena Gutteridge Plaza at Vancouver City Hall. The event features one-of-a-kind gifts and vendors, along with live music, vendors, food trucks, and more.

When: April 8, 2023
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Helena Gutteridge Plaza at Vancouver City Hall – 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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