Five Vancouver Easter Sunday brunch buffets for 2015

Photo Credit: Dockside Restaurant on Facebook

Photo Credit: Dockside Restaurant on Facebook

It happens but once a year: that day when kids are not only allowed but encouraged to eat pure chocolate for breakfast. There’s fun for adults too…the whole family, in fact, at the Easter brunch buffets that take place around town.

Here are five with extensive options that will please both kids and adults–whether the latter want to slurp oysters or secretly just want to eat multiple desserts for breakfast, too.

All of the following brunch buffets take place on Easter Sunday (April 5); be sure to make reservations, and come hungry. (You have been officially warned not to fill up on chocolate eggs!)

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Five Vancouver Easter Sunday brunch buffets for 2015

Proud political satire returns to Vancouver

Andrew Wheeler and Emmelia Gordon in Proud. Pink Monkey Studios photo.

Andrew Wheeler and Emmelia Gordon in Proud. Pink Monkey Studios photo.

It’s an election year in Canada, so what better time to welcome a scathing satire of Canadian politics than now?

In Proud, award-winning Toronto playwright Michael Healey has written a comedy about this country’s notoriously controlling head of state, Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The play was so popular in Vancouver last year that the Firehall Arts Centre is bringing it back April 7 – 25.

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Proud political satire returns to Vancouver

Chocolate Bunny Mayhem: Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver 

Photo Credit: Stanley Park

Photo Credit: Stanley Park


Celebrate the season with the Easter Bunny and hone your chocolate egg-finding skills with a good old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt. There are plenty of chocolate-based fun activities for you and your kids to enjoy this Easter and we’ve put together a guide of the best in the city. However, be advised that many of these events are hugely popular and they always sell out, so to avoid disappointment, make sure you bag yourself a ticket now to guarantee a happy (and chocolatey) time over the holidays.

Stanley Park

All aboard the special Stanley Park Easter train to visit the Easter Bunny! This special family event runs from March 28-29 and April 1-6 from 10am till 5pm. Tickets are $8.75 for children and $3.50 for adults. Children can go on an Easter Egg hunt, join in games and craft workshops and have their face painted. On rainy days the train will be covered and the egg hunt is inside.

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See Sam Smith, Drake, Mumford & Sons: Daily Tix on Sale for Squamish Valley Music Fest

Photo credit: VMCanada | Wikipedia

Photo credit: VMCanada | Wikipedia

Want to catch Sam Smith, Drake or Mumford & Sons live this summer? Now’s your chance to nab some tickets.

Daily tickets are on sale (starting Thursday, March 26, at 10 a.m.) for the Squamish Valley Music Festival, Aug.7-Aug. 9.  This is the sixth instalment of the three-day outdoor blowout in the town of Squamish, approximately one hour north of Vancouver.  More than 100,000 music fans are expected to converge on the town, known for its soaring mountain backdrop and idyllic setting on Howe Sound.

Single day tickets will set you back $149.50, plus service charges. Alternately, three-day passes are available starting at $300. There’s also optional onsite camping for pass holders, with sites for four people going for $350 for three nights. Festival grounds include multiple stages and cover more than 80 acres.   Continue reading:
See Sam Smith, Drake, Mumford & Sons: Daily Tix on Sale for Squamish Valley Music Fest

Celebrate Earth “Cocktail” Hour, Vancouver-Style, March. 28

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Vancouver will slip into darkness this Saturday, March 28 at 8:30pm, as residents and businesses across the city switch off their lights for Earth Hour – the largest environmental event in the world.

Given that Vancouver a) knows how to celebrate, b) plans to be the world’s Greenest City by 2020, and c) is the 2015 National Champion for the “We Love Cities” Earth Hour City challenge, there’s no shortage of ways to spend Earth Hour here.

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Celebrate Earth “Cocktail” Hour, Vancouver-Style, March. 28