Here's what's open on Easter weekend in Vancouver

Apr 18 2019, 6:29 am

With the Easter weekend upon us, many people in the city will enjoy an extra day off (or two).

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But not everything shuts down, and for those looking to hop out of the house over the holiday weekend, Vancouver has a variety of options.

Movie Theatres

Image: Movie Theatre / Shutterstock

Movie theatres are always open throughout the weekend.

Check your local listings.

Shopping malls

Pacific Centre / Shutterstock

You might get a day off, but you’ve still gotta shop, right? Malls throughout throughout Metro Vancouver are open throughout the long weekend.

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is open on Christmas Day. (Image: Rainer Plendl/Shutterstock)

The Vancouver Aquarium (Image: Rainer Plendl/Shutterstock)

Spend the long weekend surrounded by sea creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Vancouver Art Gallery

Why not take advantage of the time off from work to take in some world-class art?

Grocery and convenience stores


Grocery stores are open through the weekend (Image: Niloo / Shutterstock)

While many mom-and-pop shops may close, the majority of major grocery chains – as well as convenience stores – stay open right through the weekend.

Tourist attractions

Urban Grind

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From the Vancouver Lookout to Capilano Suspension Bridge and all points in between, the long weekend is the perfect time to be a tourist in your own city.

Public transit


While all transit does operate right through the long weekend, there are some schedule adjustments. Visit TransLink’s website for the latest schedule updates to get you where you need to go.

Private Liquor Stores

Image: Liquor Depot Canada / Facebook

The following private liquor stores in Vancouver are open during the Easter weekend:

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