10 Outdoor Things To Do Around Vancouver on Easter Weekend 2022

VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver

VanDusen Gardens. Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Sombilon Studios

Get outside in Vancouver this Easter long weekend! Go on a bunny-themed run, enjoy the cherry blossoms, or go for a hike. This list of the best outdoor things to do around Vancouver for Easter 2022 is a great way to plan your holiday.


Visit a Garden

From rose gardens to botanical gardens to walled gardens, the Vancouver area has over 20 different gardens to explore this spring. Don’t miss VanDusen Botanical Garden and UBC Botanical Garden. Use our list of Vancouver gardens to find even more spring flower destinations.

Entrance to Bear Creek Gardens in Surrey near Vancouver, BC

Bear Creek Gardens. Photo: Surrey.ca


Sign-up For the Big Easter Run

The bunny-themed Big Easter Run takes place on April 16th at Jericho Beach Park, home of some of Vancouver’s cutest wild rabbits. Choose from 5 km or 10 km courses. Or sign-up for the kid-friendly 1-3 km option. Your entry includes bunny ears, a chocolate finishers medal, and an Easter egg hunt for kids registered in the 1-3 km race. The event is a fundraiser for KidSport BC. Register online.

Costumed participants in the Big Easter Run in Vancouver

Photo: KidSport Canada


See the Cherry Blossoms

April is prime cherry blossom viewing season in Vancouver. Sign-up for a guided blossom walk as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Or head out to view the flowers on your own using this interactive neighbourhood blossom map or our guide to the best places to photograph cherry blossoms in Vancouver.

Cherry blossoms in front of the Vancouver skyline

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Vision Photography


Ride the Stanley Park Railway Easter Train

Get ready for an egg-citing time at the Stanely Park Train this Easter. Watch for bunnies as you ride the train through the forest. Afterward, kids can meet the Easter Bunny and check out fun displays in the plaza. The Easter Train experience runs from April 15-18. Buy tickets online in advance.

Stanley Park Easter Train

Photo: Stanley Park Train/Instagram


Go For a Hike

Spring is a great time of year for a waterfall hike as the snow melts in the mountains and sends raging waters downhill. Or choose a trail from our list of the best Vancouver-area hikes for spring.

The dock at Whyte Lake in West Vancouver, an easy hike

Whyte Lake in West Vancouver. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca


Go on an Easter Adventure

Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola for incredible views of Howe Sound and the surrounding mountains. At the top, wander down the Spirit Trail to collect chocolate eggs. The Easter egg hunt takes place Sunday, April 17th from 10 am to noon. Or, take your sense of adventure to new heights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for egg-citing Easter adventures from April 14th to 18th. The Park will be decorated for spring and will host special Easter-themed activities. Win a prize when you complete Echo Eagles Scavenger Hunt. Meet bunnies and chicks up close with Cinemazoo. The birds of Raptors Ridge are returning to showcase beautiful hawks, owls, and falcons too!

Easter bunny at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Photo: Sea to Sky Gondola


Go For a Bike Ride

Give your bike a spring tune-up, then hit one of Vancouver’s many bike paths. The Stanley Park Seawall is a popular option. Or embrace the season on a bike route bursting with cherry blossoms. Use our list of the best easy bike rides in Vancouver to find a new-to-you route.

Two people e-biking on the Coal Harbour Seawall in Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang


Cuddle Baby Animals at Maan Farms

Abbotsford’s Maan Farms has a unique family-friendly Easter attraction this year: Bae Days. The experience includes snuggling baby farm animals, an Easter egg hunt, sweet treats, and playtime in the Barnyard Adventureland. The event takes place April 15-17. Book tickets online.

Easter Bae Days event at Maan Farms near Vancouver

Photo: Maan Farms


Go Bird Watching

Spring in Vancouver means the migratory birds are back. Grab your binoculars and head out to do some bird watching this Easter weekend. The Vancouver area is on the BC Bird Trail. Use our guide to the best birding spots in Vancouver to find a beginner-friendly destination.

Woman looking through a spotting scope at Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. Photo: BC Bird Trail


Hit the Dog Park

Your dog doesn’t know it’s Easter weekend, but you can still treat her to a trip to a destination-worthy dog park. Vancouver has lots of off-leash parks that include beaches, fenced enclosures, and leash-optional hiking trails.

A man throws a stick for his dog at Hadden Park in Vancouver

Hadden Park Dog Beach in Vancouver. Photo: Destination BC/Grant Harder

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