Easter is coming up on Sunday, March 31. The Great A-mazing Egg Hunt at VanDusen is sold out. But not to worry; There are many more opportunities for creative Easter fun in and around Vancouver including classic egg hunts, wild scavenger hunts, craft events, train rides and even hanging out with Easter bunnies/chicks/salmon.
If you’re on the hunt for family-friendly Easter events, here’s what Vancouver has to offer.
Vancouver Easter Events & Egg Hunts 2013
1) Easter Train at Stanley Park, March 23-April 1
Hang out with the Easter bunny and sidekick: Easter Chick. There’s also the chance to partake in Easter craftacular acitvities. And Easter egg hunts are staged throughout the day near the start of the miniature rail line. Just be sure to bring your own basket.
2) Easter at Gulf of Georgia Cannery, March 30
Forget the Easter bunny. Open your mind to new options, like the friendly pink(ish) Easter salmon. Hunt for roe while learning about fishing on the West Coast. There’s also Easter-themed crafts, games and a prize draw for a chocolate.
3) Eco-Easter Egg Hunt at Surrey Nature Centre, March 30
Search for Easter eggs in the forest! Nuff said. But if you need more: Take a picture with the Easter bunny and enjoy egg-themed crafts, fun activities, tasty food and family entertainment. Every child receives a prize.
4) Easter Egg-stravaganza at Mann Farms, March 30-31
A BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) egg hunt farm-style with the Easter bunny, prizes, farm rides and more.
5) Easter at Grouse Mountian, March 31
Your favourite brunch staples for adults and kiddos with an Easter egg hunt led by the Easter bunny.
6) Easter Dino Egg Hunt at Britannia Mine Museum, March 31
Britannia-saurus Rex is back this Easter. The dino has hidden eggs will be hidden throughout the Museum site for kiddos to find. The eggs contain gem stones. After the egg hunting is done be sure to join in the activities and identify your gemstones.
7) Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Fort Langley National Historic Site, March 31
This event is especially for little bunnies. Your mission? Complete the activities of the scavenger hunt and earn chocolate treats. The all-ages scavenger hunt includes exploring around the fort and earning chocolate as you go. Kids 5 and under can participate in the more contained Egg Scramble – finding as many eggs as they can on the giant map of British Columbia.
8) Easter at Londsdale Quay, March 31
What we know so far: expect Easter activities for kids include face painting, balloons, an Easter craft, and a visit from the Easter bunny.
9) Steveston Easter Egg Hunt, March 31
This perennial favourite showcases Steveston in springtime. It’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket), then hop into businesses handing out Easter treats.
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