Refreshing Activities to Celebrate Spring in Vancouver

Cherry blossoms near Vancouver Island

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Vision Photography

“Spring is here, the sky is blue.” It’s time to come out of hibernation and refresh the Vanvouverite spirit with some spring activities in the city and out in nature. Check out these refreshing local excursions to enjoy this season.

Until further notice, in line with the public health order, non-essential travel into, within, and out of BC is not recommended. BC residents, let’s do our part by continuing to stay small and support local with your immediate household, in accordance with the latest guidelines.

Robes hanging at The Spa at the Wedgewood in Vancouver

Photo: Wedgewood Hotel

Have a spa day

There is nothing quite like a day — or even a couple of hours — of pampering at the spa. Whether it’s a massage, mani-pedi, facial or whatever treatment you choose, time at the spa will completely refresh you and melt your worries away. Discover some of the spas in our city backyard here.

Cherry blossoms at the Museum of Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Vision Photography

Think pink with the cherry blossoms

A favourite spring pastime in the city is to wander Vancouver’s neighbourhoods for some hanami, the Japanese tradition of flower viewing. From pale pink to a vibrant, almost neon hue, the blossoms are a delight for everyone. Grab your camera and enjoy wandering amongst the bloomies to and from supporting local businesses.

Find the best spots near you and get info on the virtual celebrations of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival here.

Hikers on the trail to Norvan Falls in North Vancouver

Hikers on the trail to Norvan Falls. Photo credit: Taryn Eyton

Get outside

There are so many ways to get fresh air in the city, but here’s some spring outdoor activity inspiration:

Find more outdoor spring activities to experience locally over at our spring bucket list.

Refreshing spring activities in Vancouver: Secret Garden at the Westin Bayshore

Photo: H Tasting Lounge

Enjoy afternoon tea in the Secret Garden

The outdoor patio at H Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel has bloomed into a captivating botanical garden. Make a reservation to have afternoon tea or scrumptious menu staples inside sparkling translucent domes styled with floral accents and climbing vines.

If afternoon tea isn’t your cup of — well, you know — make a reservation for a patio lunch at any of these eateries with heated patios. (Spring can still be chilly, so best to have your bases covered.)

Refreshing spring activities Vancouver Imagine Van Gogh

Photo: Laurence Labat

Immerse yourself in art

Experience the genius of one of the greatest painters of all time at the immersive Imagine Van Gogh exhibit at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Created by the team that brought Cathédrale d’Images to life in Les Baux-de-Provence, a new block of tickets to this stunning exhibit will go on sale to the public on March 6. Exhibit patrons will experience the works of Van Gogh in high definition with classical music accompaniment.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre city staycation

Photo: Mark Newman

Take a wellness weekend in the city

Self-care is a big part of our wellness and mental health. A staycation weekend can work wonders for cabin fever, and a wellness-themed staycation will soothe your soul. Check out some these suggestions for a custom wellness itinerary in the city.

What will you do this spring to refresh your spirit? Be sure to share your #LoveVancouver spring activities with us by tagging @inside_vancouver on Instagram.

 

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