Things to do in Vancouver during this Easter long weekend including Easter Egg Hunts, Live Music, performing arts & theatre, festivals and sports events.
Easter Events, Festivals and Other Activities: April 19 to 21, 2019
- Family Activities
- Live Music/ Concerts & Music festivals
- Live Theatre & Theatre Festivals
- All Other Events
I. Family & Kids Activities this Weekend
Stanley Park Railway Easter Train
Hop on the Stanley Park Train for an egg-citing Easter ride through Stanley Park. After the train ride, purchase carnival strip tickets so your kids can enjoy many fun Easter themed activities.
April 18 to 22 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Pipeline Road, Stanley Park
Easter at the Vancouver Aquarium
Take part in our eggs-tradordinary Easter scavenger hunt, and discover which animal uses its mouth as an egg incubator, which fish’s eggs are laid in their very own ‘purse’ and more! When it comes to animals, what seems weird to us is normal to them. This Easter, uncover all of the quirky and curious facts about the 50,000 creatures living at the Vancouver Aquarium – where weird is normal.
April 19 – 22, 2019. | 10AM – 5 PM
The Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver.
$21 to $38
VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop
Enjoy an unforgettable Easter experience with your kids (0 to 5 years) at the VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop! Kids can collect eggs near the maze area and receive a chocolate prize, and hop along to fun music on the great lawn.
April 19 to 21, 2019
VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
$7.53 to $18.00
Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival
This popular annual event brings families and the Easter Bunny together to have a FUN-tastic time! The event will feature a bouncy castle, dance party and so much more! The Easter Egg Hunt portion of the event will take place indoors.
Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney St, Vancouver
Easter at the Cannery
This annual fun-filled family friendly weekend features crafts, story time, games, and of course, the Easter Salmon Scavenger Hunt, all inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Throughout the day, we’ll have activities suitable for kids ages 2 to 12 years old, including the Easter Salmon “Egg” Hunt – hunts start every 30 minutes, beginning at 11am and ending at 4:30pm. All Easter hunt participants will receive an Easter treat for their efforts!
April 19 to 21 | 11:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Avenue,
$4.90 Kids (2yrs+)
$3.90 Adults (17+)
Eggciting things will be happening here for Easter at Kits CC! The gym will be full of fun activities for all ages: crafts, games, face painting, cookie decorating and much, much more! There are three hunts available: 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm. Come before and stay after your egg hunt time for our fun activities!
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 11 AM – 1 PM
Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St, Vancouver
Port Moody Museum Easter Extravaganza
The main event is the Easter egg hunt – each kid will get a token . we hide beans and the kids can run around and find them , once done having fun finding the beans they take their token to exchange for a bag of chocolate eggs and return! Visitors can also enjoy music by Celtic singer Nigel Tucker and magic shows by magician Chris Yuill. There will be a dancing dog show done by Joyce Johnstone and her talented Border Collies, Skye and Twinkle Toes . Easter basket making, bunny ear making activity, a duck chute and a fishing activity. We’ll even have a special area for toddlers where they will have their own egg hunt, a bubble zone and a play area.
April 21 | 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray St.
$10 per kid, Parents free (Cash only).
A Golden Easter Celebration
This free family friendly event will include gold foiled chocolate egg hunts (register below), balloons, cotton candy, crafts, face painting, and even a giant chocolate bunny draw!!More Details
Sunday, April 21 | 9:00 AM – 2 PM
River District Neighbourhood Centre, 8683 Kerr Street Vancouver.
For the “hoppiest” little bunnies, join an egg scramble (pictured above) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children ages 5 and younger try to pick up as many foil eggs as they can before they’re gone. For all ages, enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and guided tours at 12:00 p.m. and 2 p.m.
April 21 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave
The Young King
A young goatherd finds out that he is heir to the throne and is dazzled by the riches and finery of his new life, only to discover that everything comes at a price. Will the young king make the right decision for himself or his kingdom?
April 13-21, 2019
1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island
$18 to $35
Easter Cupcake Decorating
Marshmallow bunnies and lambs, coconut chicks and egg candy filled bird’s nests, all the symbols of spring. Bring an apron and decorate six chocolate cupcakes to take away and enjoy with friends and family.
Saturday,April 20 | 1:30 PM – 3 PM
Coquitlam Heritage Society
1116 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam
$10 per person
Easter Chocolate Making
Spring is here. Let’s make some chocolate together. Make Bunnies, eggs and other tasty treats for spring. Milk and dark chocolate fun. Rocky Road, Rice Krispie Caramel Clusters and more.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Coquitlam Heritage Society
1116 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam
$10 per child
Easter for Surrey
Thousands of Easter eggs will be thrown behind Katzie Elementary School as Centre Church hosts their Easter Celebrations, open to the public. The Easter Celebrations, with times at 9:30 & 11:00 AM, will be full of family fun which includes a non-traditional church service filled with great music, programming for kids and an uplifting message by Lead Pastor, Josh Loeve.
Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM & 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Katzie Elementary School, 6887 194a St. Surrey
Eggs-tacular Easter Egg Hunt
Hippity hoppity down to the Roundhouse for our annual Eggs-tacular Easter Egg Hunt. The event includes face painting, arts and crafts, games, cookie decorating, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Caregiver supervision is required for all children.. More Details
Saturday, April 20 | 9:30 AM-10:45 AM (1-3 yrs), 11:15 AM-12:30 PM (1-6 yrs), 1 PM-2:15 PM (4-9 yrs)
Exhibition Hall, The Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
We’re hosting an egg-stra special market at Hastings Park! Meet a chicken, learn about egg-laying hens and pet a cute bunny. More Details
Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hastings Park Farmers Market – 175 Renfrew Steet, Vancouver
We have carnival games, crafts, bouncy castles, pony rides and 25,000 Easter eggs to give away! More Details
Saturday, April 20 | 11 AM
Broadway Church, 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver
Easter Bunny Photos & Crafts
Free Easter Bunny Pictures and Crafts . More Details
April 13 to 21, 2019
Bass Pro Shops, 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen
Easter Weekend at Flyover Canada
This Easter weekend come down to FlyOver Canada to find our Easter Bunny hopping around Canada Place with a basket full of Easter treats and giveaways.
April 19 to 21 | 11 AM – 3 PM
Fly Over Canada, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
II. Live Music & Concerts This Week in Vancouver
A Broadway Cabaret
From performing at the Cirque du Soleil to various opera stages and concert halls, versatile soprano Nadya Blanchette will interpret some the most memorable tunes of Broadway with music by Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 10:30 AM
The ACT Arts Centre
11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Music For A Very Good Friday
Choirs, soloists, alumni, orchestra – drawn together for a resplendent evening celebrating Washburn’s 48 years leading the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Bach’s “Missa brevis in G minor”, O’Regan’s “Solitude Trilogy”, Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs.”
Friday, April 19, 2019 | 08:00 PM
Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver
$24 – $55 +charges
Excision, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Whipped Cream, Squnto, Ray Volpe, We Are Fury. More Details
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 07:00 PM
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
$64.20 – $104.20
III. Live Theatre
Dead People’s Things
Phyllis, a Millennial, inherits a house and all of its contents after her estranged hoarder aunt commits suicide. She then must work with neighbour Beatrice, a Baby Boomer who has been named executrix, to try and make some sense of the life and death of a woman she barely knew, through the things she left behind. More Details
April 17 – May 5, 2019
Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th Ave, Vancouver
$28 to $34
Mal and Cara
Mal and Cara is the comedic story of a 40-something married couple coasting along in typical Vancouver fashion, until one of them announces they want to make a radical career change. More Details
April 18 to 28, 2019
PAL Studio Theatre
581 Cardero Street – 8th floor
$10 to $20
In this exceptional opportunity to see the company’s outstanding dancers up close in an intimate theatre environment, the program will feature excerpts from the current repertoire. The performance will be introduced by Ballet BC’s acclaimed Artistic Director Emily Molnar, and there will be a question-and-answer session for the artists and audience. More Details
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 12:00 noon
Scotiabank Dance Centre Vancouver
Never the Last
Directed by Laura McLean, the story follows the passionate relationship between Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, one of the most innovative composers of early twentieth century Europe, and expressionist painter Walter Gramatté. The couple’s 10 years of marriage, marked by adventure, poverty, artistic strife, and tragedy, is captured in Eckhardt-Gramatté’s 10 rarely performed violin solos. More Details
April 9 – 20, 2019
Annex, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver
$10 to $30
The one-hour production welcomes audiences of all ages with live traditional flamenco music, dance, storylines, puppetry and magic. With theatre style seating and bistro-style table seats, every audience member will get a close-up and personal experience that is very typical of a traditional Spanish Tablao. More Details
April 6 to 27, 2019
The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
$12.00 + fees
BED & BREAKFAST
A charming comedy about being out and finding home.
When Brett inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew, move to a quiet little tourist town to set up a B&B. But will these big city boys face friction in their new community? With dozens of hilarious characters all portrayed by two actors, it’s a heartfelt comedy about “being out,” skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home.
April 4–May 4, 2019
Granville Island Stage, Vancouver
$29 & up
The Orchard (After Chekhov)
It’s Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, but told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley. With the bank calling and money low, will the Basrans be able to save their beloved orchard? Inspired by the playwright’s own childhood, this fresh adaptation confronts life, loss, and the Canadian immigrant experience with humour and beauty.
March 21–April 21, 2019
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver.
$29 – $95 + charges
Danny is an ambitious Jewish defense lawyer who believes in the common good. When he is assigned the case of a young neo-Nazi accused of murder, Danny finds himself defending the life of a man who wishes him dead. Advisory: Particularly strong language, racial slurs.
April 5 to 28, 2019
Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
$20 to $36.50
Jane Austen’s PERSUASION
An adaptation of Jane Austen’s last novel, Persuasion features her most mature heroine, Anne Elliot. Anne gets a second chance at love with Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth when her family rent out their home to Captain Wentworth’s sister and her husband. Eight years after Anne was persuaded to end their engagement, they must navigate the complexities of their feelings and changing social positions. More Details
March 30 – April 20, 2019
Metro Theatre Vancouver
$22 to $25
Act of Faith
What happens when everything we believe to be true about ourselves or those closest to us is challenged by new information? If you aren’t religious, can you believe in a miracle? Inspired in part by a true story, this new play explores the mystery of faith-based healing, and the consequences of life-changing transformation. More Details
April 11 to 20, 2019
Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
$24 to $51
Cans Festival II
Brand new 20-minute comedy shows, written by superstar comedic teams based on your prompts, are debuted for your enjoyment/voting pleasure! It’s just like Cannes…in name only. This festival forces a stellar list of exceptional comedians trying to satisfy boorish creative demands chosen by you via the Facebook Page for this event.
Friday, April 19 | 7:30 & 9:30PM
Little Mountain Gallery 195 East, Vamcouver
IV. Sports & Related Events
Big Easter Run
This holiday themed fun run offers a 10km & 5km Big Easter Run/Walk (2pm), as well as a 1 to 3km Little Easter Run/Walk (1pm).
April 20th, 2019 |11:30 AM
Jericho Beach Park, 3941 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver
UBC Thunderbirds vs Oregon Tech
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 01:00 PM
Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM
UBC – Tourmaline West Baseball Stadium, Vancouver
V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events this Weekend
Make It Vancouver
Over 200 of your favourite Makies are bringing their beautiful handmade goodies back to the PNE Forum for our fabulous spring show! Stock up on accessories, jewellery, clothing, art, home decor, food, baby/kid items, and lots of other beautifully crafted goods. Everything at Make It is made with love and intention! Feel good about what you buy, while being inspired by our Makies’ creativity. As always, there will be delicious food trucks and a beer garden so make sure you come hungry n’ thirsty!
Friday, April 19 | 11 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, April 20 | 10AM – 6 PM
Sunday, April 21 | 11AM – 5 PM
PNE, 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Persistence of Vision Film Festival
The Persistence of Vision Film Festival (POV) is an annual event showcasing short films produced by third and fourth year students of the Film Production Program at the University of British Columbia Vancouver. More Details
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 | 06:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Sunday, April 21st, 2019 | 04:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
$7 – $13.50
Street Wear Consignment Market.
Granville Flea will be the meet up pop up market to BUY-SELL-TRADE the best in consignment goods, new items and amazing food vendors. Granville Flea is the first centralizes flea market catering towards streetwear and vintage clothing. In addition to clothes, we will have toys, memorabilia and other luxury goods. Even if you are thinking of selling your own stuff come on down because our 10+ vendors will have the ability to buy or trade goods with you. We will also have a few food vendors including Miss Lisa Brown from Kiss Yo Mama Soul Food who will be doing her ever popular chicken and waffles.
Sunday April 21, 2019 | 11 AM to 6 PM
Venue Nightclub, 881 Granville Street Vancouver
Easter Cask Festival
20 unique casks from breweries far and wide from BC.
Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Central City on Beatty Street, 871 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Brunch from Barbados
Enjoy the authentic food and drinks of Barbados. Get your belly full on a delectable buffet of traditional Bajan/Barbadian food like fish cakes, plantain, fritters, sweet bread, and more!
Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver
$15 – $35
Surrey Vaisakhi Parade
The annual Vaisakhi Parade will once again host a lively and celebratory event to mark the birth of the Sikh faith, is expected to draw in excess of 300,000 people to the community to celebrate and enjoy one of the most important elements of the annual event, the amazing foods of India. The parade, which features a variety of floats, community groups, live music and dancers and performers.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 09:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Road closures to be in place from 7:30 AM – 6 PM
Begins at the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple (12885 85th Avenue in Surrey) travels along 124th Street, turns left onto 75th Avenue, continues on 76th Avenue, onto 128th Street, then back to the Temple.
PINK BOOTS Festival
Join to sample all the amazing beers Brewed for international women’s day buy our fantastic local brewers.Proceeds to go to the pink boots society.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 2 PM – 7 PM
8284 Sherbrooke St, Vancouver
No cover charge, $2 per sample
Earth Day Parade & Festival
Annual Parade and Family festival featuring food trucks, and entertainment.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 12:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Commercial Drive and North Grandview Highway. The parade will proceed north on Commercial Drive to Grandview Park.
Wedding Social 2019
Wedding Social is an inspirational indoor & outdoor cultural wedding showcase focusing on delivering a multicultural wedding planning experience. Whether you are planning a Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, or simply a traditional West Coast wedding, this is the perfect place for all your bridal inspirations! Bring you family and friends and enjoy the latest trends in the Wedding Industry!
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Pacific Gateway Hotel , 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond
$20 to $25
Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show
Friday, April 19 | 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, April 20: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, April 21: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Capture Photography Festival
Each April, photography and lens-based art is exhibited at dozens of galleries and other venues throughout Metro Vancouver as part of the Exhibition Program, alongside an extensive Public Art Program, a youth-oriented Learning Program, and an Events Program that spans tours, films, artist talks, and community events.
April 3 to 30, 2019
Various Venues, Vancouver
Chilliwack Tulip Festival
Get to enjoy a leisurely stroll outdoors, surrounded by the lush green of the Fraser Valley and the amazing views of Mt Cheam and other spectacular snow-capped mountain vistas that surround Chilliwack, and of course there’s the star of the festival, the vibrant tulip! Enveloped by 20 acres of tulips, in a multitude of colours, you will be enchanted by the natural beauty of the fields as you explore our designated “Tulip” path and take advantage of the many photo opportunities.
April 10th – May 5th 2019
41310 Yale Rd, Chilliwack
$5 to $15
Abbotsford Tulip Festival
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival features 10 acres of tulips blooming in a brilliant display of color! With over 35 varieties on display, the Festival is here to celebrate the start of spring and to promote agriculture in the Fraser Valley.
Through Early May | 9 AM – Dusk
36737 North Parallel Road
$5 to $30
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is Vancouver’s signature springtime event, waking the city up from winter hibernation to an explosion of some 41,000 blossoming cherry trees. Originally gifted from Japan in the 1930’s, the cherry blossom now inspires a month-long of 20+ public, mostly free, arts and cultural community events.
April 4- 28, 2019
FREE & Ticketed events
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