15 Fun Things To Do In Vancouver In April 2013

Taiko drummers. Photo: Flickr user cking

Taiko drummers. Photo: Flickr user cking

Spring in Vancouver is underway. The pink carpet of cherry petals covering city sidewalks is a dead giveaway. With more fair weather days, it’s going to be harder and harder to commit to activities beyond impromptu sunshine frolics and lazy patio lounging. But we’ll try and tempt you nonetheless.

April in Vancouver brings a barrage of fun things to do including the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, April 4-30, with the allstar event-within-an-event, the Sakura Days Japan Fair April 6-7. Sakura Days features a stunning amount of tasty Japanese cuisine, from bento to street food like takoyaki (octopus batter balls) and Japadogs, alongside cultural demos.

Other must-attends? Vancouver Fan Expo, which summons an unlikely cast of Lord of the Rings, Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica celebs to the waterfront Vancouver Convention Centre, April 20-21. You or someone you know is probably participating in Canada’s largest 10k race, the Vancouver Sun Run, April 21. And let’s not forget the Vancouver’s glamourous green style event, Eco Fashion Week, April 22-24.

You may also be curious about Tattoo & Scrimshaw, the new Vancouver Maritime Museum exhibit, that made headlines with its “whale bone porn.”

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15 Fun Things To Do In Vancouver In April 2013

The Vancouver Sun Run is a Cultural Happening as much as a Footrace

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The following article was contributed by Christine Blanchette (www.christineruns.com Twitter: @christineruns)

Vancouver streets came alive last Sunday morning with almost 50,000 people running, jiving, sashaying and walking to the beat of 18 different bands spread out over 10 kilometers at the 28th Vancouver Sun Run.

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The Vancouver Sun Run is a Cultural Happening as much as a Footrace

20 Unmissable Vancouver events in April 2012

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April is (almost) here. I ain’t fooling. This glorious spring month is a mixed bag of trickery, cherry blossom festivities, Easter, Earth Day and taxes.

Stand out events include the pretty, pink Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Easter egg hunts, Eco Fashion Week, a colossal California wine tasting tour, the Vancouver Sun Run and more.

Here’s a hotlist of 20 Vancouver happenings to help you plan your April agenda. Continue reading:
20 Unmissable Vancouver events in April 2012