April Guide: The Best Events and Activities in Vancouver

Published Mar 28, 2019

April is here! Finally it is spring and there are lots of great things to do that aren't limited to staying indoors. We have put together a list of some awesome local events and activity options for parents in Vancouver.

There are tons of great Easter and outdoor activities popping up all over the city. Check out our list of all the best things to do during April here in Vancouver. From taking in the beautiful spring time blossoms at the Cherry Blossom Festival to seeing the Easter bunny and filling up your baskets with all the chocolate eggs, there surely is something for everyone in the family.


1. Cherry Blossom Festival Vancouver

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is about more than just looking at petals; it’s also about taking artistic inspiration from them. Each year, the festival kicks off with the free Cherry Jam Downtown Concert–a musical homage to the season featuring dance groups, bands and the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performing under the fluttering cherry blossoms at Burrard Station.

For those that have found their own inspiration among the snowy petals, the festival offers a Haiku Invitational competition and a BC Blossom photo contest that’s open to everyone. Thanks to over 40,000 cherry trees lining the streets of the city, crowds of visitors arrive in Vancouver each spring to celebrate the clouds of light pink blossoms that dominate our neighborhoods during the season.

Where: Various locations downtown Vancouver
When: April 4 - 27
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2. April Bird Walk 

Take a guided tour through VanDusen and learn about the native bird species that make their home in the garden. Join Jeremy Gordon for a guided birding exploration in the Garden. Meet in the Visitor Centre Atrium. This event takes place rain or shine. Free for Members or with Garden admission.

Reservations or registration are not required or taken for this walk.

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
When: April 6, 10am
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3. Surrey Party for the Planet

Ready to Party for the Planet? Come to B.C.'s largest Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 13 at Surrey's Civic Plaza for the biggest FREE Earth Day celebration and concert in the Lower Mainland.

Listen to amazing performers, learn about ideas for a better world, make children's eco-crafts: there's something for everyone.

Where: Surrey City Hall Plaza
When: April 13, 10am-6pm
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4. Vancouver Vaisakhi Day Parade

The Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade is truly one of Vancouver’s most impressive festivals, and definitely one of its largest. There is East Indian music, thousands of people in beautiful and colourful traditional clothing, a festive atmosphere and, interestingly, free food. Yes, there is free food everywhere!

Where: KDS Ross Sikh Temple
When: April 13, 11am-4pm
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5. Make It! Vancouver's Handmade Market

Stock up on accessories, jewelry, clothing, art, home decor, food, baby/kid items, and lots of other beautifully crafted goods. There will be delicious food trucks and a beer garden so make sure you come hungry n' thirsty!

Where: PNE Forum
When: April 19-21
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Easter Events In Vancouver:


6. Stanley Park Easter Train

Hop on the Stanley Park Train for an egg-citing Easter ride through the forest and look for cotton-tailed inhabitants! After the train ride, kids can enjoy fun activities including a scavenger hunt, meeting the Easter Bunny, Easter crafts, Bouncers and carnival games, a Bunny Burrow Maze, and a Toddler Zone.

Where: 611 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park
When: April 18-22, 10am-5pm
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7. Easter Egg-Stacular

This festive event has it all! It includes an egg hunt, face painting, arts and crafts, games, a candy bag and Easter basket to take home, cookie decorating, live bunnies and other animals, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! 

Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre 
When: April 20
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8. Big Bunny Run & Egg Hunt

This holiday themed fun run tours picturesque Jericho Beach Park. It is suitable for all abilities and age levels and starts in the centre of the park and features unbeatable views of the North Shore and the Vancouver skyline.

Where: Jericho Beach Park
When: April 20
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9. Easter Chocolate Making

Make tons of tasty handmade milk and dark chocolate Easter treats for spring! Be sure to bring an apron as the class is very hands-on.

Where: Mackin House
When: April 20
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10. Easter Eggstravaganza at Renfrew

There will be face painting, crafts, games and their famous Egg Hunt. Come and enjoy it all with your whole family!

Where: Renfrew Community Centre
When: April 20
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We hope you find some great activities to experience this April in Vancouver. For a complete list of all events happening for your family to enjoy, click here



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