Vancouver Easter Events & Egg Hunts 2013

Photo credit: Donar Reiskoffer

Photo credit: Donar Reiskoffer

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. Continue reading:
Vancouver Easter Events & Egg Hunts 2013

Vancouver Easter Events & Egg Hunts 2012

Easter egg hunt at Fort Langley. Photo: Fort Langley National Historic Site

Easter is fast approaching—it falls on Sunday, April 8 this year—and some of Vancouver’s best Easter events, like VanDusen Botanical Garden’s A-Mazing Egg Hunt, have already sold out! But never fear: There are still lots of fabulous, fun ways to celebrate Easter in Vancouver, from train rides and Easter egg hunts to free family activities.

1. Easter in the Park: Easter at the Stanley Park Miniature TrainApril 6 – 9, 2012
The Stanley Park Miniature Train, which famously goes all out for the holidays with its Christmas-themed Bright Nights and Halloween’s Ghost Train, opens every April just to celebrate Easter. Festivities include train rides, Easter egg hunts, visits with the Easter Bunny, puppet shows, and more. Bring your own Easter basket to collect the eggs!

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Vancouver Easter Events & Egg Hunts 2012

Easter 2011 at Stanley Park Miniature Train

Stanley Park’s famous Miniature Train—one of the Top 5 Activities for Kids at Stanley Park—has long played host to two of Vancouver’s favourite family holiday traditons: for Halloween, it becomes the Stanley Park Ghost Train, and for the winter holidays it transforms into Bright Nights. This year, the mini train is adding another holiday to its roster: Easter at Stanley Park on the Miniature Train.

Like the VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt, Easter at the Miniature Train is a chance for kids to hunt for Easter eggs at a beloved Vancouver landmark. But unlike VanDusen’s hunt, this one won’t sell out and you don’t need advance tickets—just show up!

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Easter 2011 at Stanley Park Miniature Train