Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

It’s Easter weekend, and between hunting for eggs and filling yourself with pastel-encrusted chocolates, you can check out reconstructed realities from India-based artists, find out what a mermaid purse is at the Aquarium or browse locally made handcrafted items at Make It.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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

Easter Brunch in Vancouver 2012 – Top Spots for Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver. Photo: Room with a View / Pan Pacific Hotel

Easter Brunch is a beloved tradition for many Vancouverites; it’s a chance to share a bountiful meal with family and friends and celebrate the holiday at the same time. Of course, creating your own Easter brunch can be a Herculean task—so why not take advantage of Vancouver’s top spots for Easter Brunch 2012 and indulge your appetite without the work?

Top Spots for Easter Brunch in Vancouver 2012Sunday, April 8, 2012

1. Easter Brunch at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia
One of Taraneh’s 20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in April 2012, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Easter Brunch is unlike any other: the event has a 1920s Prohibition theme, with the Kris Covlin Trio playing Ragtime and Jazz, activities for kids, and a menu that includes hot cross buns, an egg benedict station, braised short ribs, and a sushi bar. Cost: $70 per person; $60 for seniors; $35 for kids 6 – 12; free for kids 5 & under

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Easter Brunch in Vancouver 2012 – Top Spots for Easter Brunch

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.

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20 Unmissable Vancouver events in April 2012

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

Tix on sale: VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Easter Egg Hunt

Typically one doesn’t think of Easter in March unless rolling by the supermarket Easter candy displays that appear 20 seconds after Valentine’s Day. Saint Patty’s Day doesn’t get enough attention from chocolatiers. But that’s another blog post.

Easter 2012 falls on April 8 this year, and tickets are on sale now for VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt that takes place Friday, April 6.

The annual Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt is a beloved Vancouver event for families with children ages 2-10. This pastel fun fest sells out early every year, so don’t sit on your haunches if you plan on attending.

Details on how to get tickets and what’s going down at the Great A-mazing Egg Hunt after the jump.
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Tix on sale: VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Easter Egg Hunt