12 Outside Issues To Do Round Vancouver On Easter Weekend 2023

Cascade Falls suspension bridge
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Spend a while outdoor this Easter weekend. Go to a farm, admire the cherry blossoms, head into nature on a hike, or select from much more actions on our listing.

Go to a Farm

Many native farms have particular Easter occasions with egg hunts, child animals, and Easter Bunny photograph ops. Some occasions require advance reserving. See farm web sites for particulars. In North Vancouver, go to Maplewood Farm. In Abbotsford, take a look at Maan Farms and Taves Household Farms. In Maple Ridge, go to Meadows Household Farm. In Langley, head to Loft Nation Farm. And in Chilliwack, take a look at Petey’s Easter Eggstravangza at Fantasy Farms and Greendale Acres.

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Admire the Cherry Blossoms

Vancouver is house to 1000’s of cherry blossom timber that explode in pink and white blooms every spring. The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Pageant runs from April 1 to 23. There are a number of guided tree walks on Easter Weekend. Or plan a picnic underneath the flowers. Use the VCBF Blossom Map to discover a location. Professional tip: Kind by date to search out timber in bloom.

Cherry blossoms in front of the Vancouver skyline

Picture: Tourism Vancouver / Imaginative and prescient Images

Trip the Easter Practice

The Bear Creek Park Practice can be all decked out for Easter and this 12 months they’ve added a petting zoo. You possibly can meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for Easter eggs, and do crafts too.

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Go to a Farmers’ Market

Hotter climate indicators the return of Vancouver’s farmers’ markets. Flick through the stalls to search out domestically grown produce, baked items, and ready meals like jams and drinks. On Saturday, April 8 you may store on the Trout Lake and Riley Park Farmer’s Markets.

Vegetables at a farmers' market

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Go to a Backyard

Vancouver is house to over twenty attractive gardens which are spectacular in spring. From sprawling present gardens to community-oriented rose gardens, there’s one thing for everybody. Use our information to Vancouver’s gardens to search out one close to you.

VanDusen Backyard. Picture credit score: Tourism Vancouver/Sombilon Studios

Take a Hike

There could also be snow within the mountains, however down close to sea degree, it’s nonetheless climbing season. Select a path from our lists of really helpful snow-free hikes. Or dig into our hike of the month archives. In April, we suggest the Reifel Chicken Sanctuary or Cascade Falls. And browse our listing of ideas for secure spring climbing to make sure you’re ready earlier than you go.

Looking out from inside a bird blind at Reifel Bird Santcuary in Ladner

Looking from inside a hen blind at Reifel Migratory Chicken Sanctuary. Picture: Taryn Eyton/Happiest Outside

Get Out on the Water

On a sunny day, the most effective views in Vancouver are from the water. Lease a kayak or paddleboard and discover the shoreline. Or head farther afield with a boat rental or tour. In order for you a low-effort journey, a trip on the Aquabus or False Creek Ferry is a enjoyable option to expertise the waters of False Creek.

The Aquabus; Picture: Vacation spot Vancouver/Tanya Goehring

Go for a Bike Trip

Because the climate warms up, it’s a good time to take the bikes out of the storage and head out on a trip. Our listing of straightforward bike rides round Vancouver has plenty of choices. Or select from our picks for car-free bike routes. However for an actual Vancouver spring expertise, plan a bike trip to cherry blossoms.

Cycling the West Dyke Trail in Richmond near Vancouver, BC

Biking the West Dyke Path in Richmond. Picture credit score: Tourism Richmond

Go Snowboarding One Final Time

Because the climate warms up, the native ski hills begin to wrap up the ski season. However you may nonetheless ski one final time on Easter Weekend. Mount Seymour, Cypress Mountain, and Grouse Mountain all plan to remain open no less than till Sunday, April 9. Whistler Blackcomb is open on Easter weekend as properly, since their season extends into Might with snowboarding on the Blackcomb Glacier. If you wish to finish the season with a splash, head to Mount Seymour’s Puddle Social gathering on Saturday, April 8.

Skier at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Picture: Vacation spot Vancouver/Grouse Mountain

Take Unbelievable Spring Pictures

Vancouver is a vibrant place within the spring. Flowers bloom in gardens and parks everywhere in the metropolis. Use our information to Vancouver’s most Instagrammable spring places to search out attractive photograph spots.

A woman takes a photo of flowers at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver

Laburnum Stroll at VanDusen Botanical Backyard. Picture: VanDusen Botanical Backyard / Jennifer Cooper

Signal-up For the Huge Easter Run

The bunny-themed Huge Easter Run takes place on April eighth at Jericho Seaside Park, house of a few of Vancouver’s cutest wild rabbits. Select from 5 km or 10 km programs. Or sign-up for the kid-friendly 1-3 km possibility. Your entry contains bunny ears, a chocolate finishers medal, and an Easter egg hunt for teenagers registered within the 1-3 km race. The occasion is a fundraiser for KidSport BC. Register on-line.

Costumed participants in the Big Easter Run in Vancouver

Picture: KidSport Canada

Hunt for Easter Eggs on the Sea to Sky Gondola

Trip the Sea to Sky Gondola for unimaginable views of Howe Sound and the encompassing mountains. On the prime, wander down the Spirit Path to gather chocolate eggs. The Easter egg hunt takes place Sunday, April ninth from 10 am to midday.

A person in an Easter bunny costume gives candy to a child at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Picture: Sea to Sky Gondola

By Taryn Eyton
Supply Inside Vancouver