Need a bit of family fun over the long weekend in Metro Vancouver? Below is a list of activities you and your family can take part of and enjoy. You can either read the post below or go on to The Vancouver Sun site to check it out! We’ve got our whole team at Kastor Energy going out to enjoy some of the festivities and you should too.
Enjoy the long weekend everyone!
A guide to Easter 2017 events around Metro Vancouver
From Julia Piper
Published on: April 6, 2017 | Last Updated: April 11, 2017 3:59 PM PDT
Gather up your little bunnies and hop on over to one of the many eggs-citing Easter events happening around the Lower Mainland.
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 and enjoy fun activities including mini golf, face painting, hunting for eggs and meeting the Easter Bunny. • Stanley Park Miniature Railway • April 13-17.
9th ANNUAL GREAT A-MAZE-ING EGG HUNT
Enjoy an outdoor egg hunt around the hedge maze, kids crafts and activities, and tasty treats from on-site food trucks. Ages 1-10. • VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St. • April 15 and 16, 10-11 a.m., noon-1 p.m. or 1-2 p.m. • $8.25, $11, $12, must be purchased in advance, no tickets at the door.
The Easter Bunny visits FlyOver Canada SUBMITTED PHOTO / FLYOVER CANADA
EASTER AT FLYOVER CANADA
Soar coast-to-coast across Canada with the Easter Bunny. An outdoor chocolate egg hunt will be led by the Easter Bunny on April 16 and 17 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Space limited, registration required). • FlyOver Canada, Canada Place • April 14-17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
EASTER RUN & EGG HUNT
This holiday-themed fun run offers a 10km and 5km run/walk plus a 1km Little Bunny run/walk. • Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park, 3301 Stanley Park Dr. • April 16, noon • $15-$35.
Getting warmed up for the annual Easter Run and Egg Hunt GORD KURENOFF / PNG
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT SUNSET COMMUNITY CENTRE
Hop on down to this annual spring event. Highlights include a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, balloon art, cookie decorating and an egg hunt. • Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main St. • April 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., egg hunts at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. • $5/child, registration required.
Children rush through a field full of Easter Eggs, candy and other goodies. DARIN OSWALD / AP
EASTER HOPS INTO WESBROOK VILLAGE
Celebrate Easter in style at this egg-stravaganza event. Festivities include an Easter egg scavenger hunt, little bunnies walk-and-run and a meet-and-greet with the Easter bunny. • Wesbrook Village, 3378 Wesbrook Mall, UBC • April 8, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. • Free.
VANCOUVER AQUARIUM: EGG-UCATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT • Take part in the Aquarium’s first-ever Easter Scavenger Hunt and learn curious and captivating facts about the eggs of aquatic animals along the way. Using trivia clues visitors can take a journey through the Aquarium’s galleries in search of hidden eggs and use their newfound knowledge to solve clues and uncover a secret word. Visitors can then return their completed trivia form to receive a chocolate treat and enter to win one of three up-close-and-personal Animal Encounters. • Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park • April 14-17, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. • Free with admission
EASTER EGG HUNT AT B.C. PLACE Enjoy a guided tour of B.C. Place stadium and keep your eyes peeled for hidden Easter surprises. • B.C. Place, Gate A • April 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., leaves every hour on the hour • $15, $8.50 for those wearing a sports jersey
EASTER IN QUEEN’S PARK
Lots of fun activities are planned for this year’s Easter event. Enjoy performances by the One Woman Circus, Sm:)e Band and Lyle Povah; a Flip, Flop & Fly Zone; petting farm; crafts and face painting, and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunnies (suggested $2 donation) • Queens Park, New West • April 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • Free, 604-777-5121.
GRANDPARENT & FAMILY EASTER EGG HUNT
Decorate an Easter basket, make Easter-themed crafts and go an adventurous egg hunt. Ages 17 months-10 years accompanied by a senior. • Bonsor 55+ Centre, 6533 Nelson St., Burnaby • April 15, 10 a.m.-noon • $1.86, registration suggested, 604-297-4580.
The B.C. Society of Model Engineers run miniature train rides at Confederation Park in Burnaby. PETER BATTISTONI / VANCOUVER SUN
BURNABY CENTRAL RAILWAY: MINIATURE TRAIN RIDES
Take a ride on one of the longest miniature railways of its kind, featuring more than 3km of track, and steam, diesel and electric trains. • Confederation Park, 120 North Willingdon Ave., Burnaby • 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays, April 14-Oct. 9 • $3.50, 604-291-0922.
EASTER EGG HUNT AT CG BROWN POOL
The Easter Bunny will be hiding treats all around the pool. All children under seven must be in arm’s length from an adult, and all participants must be in their bathing suits. • CG Brown Memorial Pool, 3702 Kensington Ave., Burnaby • April 16, noon-1:30 p.m. • $1.
FARM TOTS: POTTER’S BUNNIES
Little bunnies and their parents hop, hop, hop as they explore Beatrix Potter’s classic tales through rhymes, crafts and the Great Bunny Hop-Off. • Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd., Surrey • April 6 and 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • $5, registration required.
BEAR CREEK PARK EASTER TRAIN
Decorate your Bunny Ears and get your face painted like an Easter Bunny, then take a train ride into the forest for an Easter egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny. • Bear Creek Park, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey • April 14-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • $10.
CRITTER CAPERS: THE CASE OF THE LOST BUNNY
A baby bunny is lost in the woods. Use clues to retrace the bunny’s steps and help it find its way home. Allow one hour to complete the case. • Tynehead Regional Park, meet at the hatchery entrance, Surrey • April 17, noon-3 p.m. • Free, drop in, 604-432-6359.
CHILLIWACK CORN MAZE 5th ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt in the apple orchard where every child will receive a goodie bag for their efforts. Take pictures with the Easter Bunny, play on the giant jumping pillow, cruise around on the pedal carts, run through the indoor hay bale maze, visit the animals and enjoy crafts and games. • Chilliwack Corn Maze, 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack • April 14 and 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • $8.50/child.
Hunt for Easter eggs hidden around the Historic Stewart Farm HANDOUT PHOTO / DANNI BROWN/CITY OF SURREY
HISTORIC STEWART FARM: OLD FASHIONED EASTER
Take part in a family Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the heritage farmhouse and enjoy face painting, DIY rabbit ears and Bunny Olympic competitions. • Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd., Surrey • April 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. • Free, 604-592-6956.
EASTER BASH SWIMS
The Easter bunny is making a stop at Surrey pools. Enjoy these Easter-themed swims featuring egg hunts, crafts and games. • April 14: Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre | April 14: Guildford Recreation Centre | April 15: North Surrey Recreation Centre | April 16: North Surrey Recreation Centre • 1:30-4 p.m.
TOWNSHIP 7: 11th ANNUAL EASTER FESTIVAL
For the kids there will be a petting zoo, face painting fairies, live children’s entertainment and an egg hunt. For the parents there will be live music, refreshing spring wine releases and an onsite food truck with delicious goodies. • Township 7, 21152 16th Ave., Langley • April 16, 9:30-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. • $15.
BLOOM: ABBOTSFORD TULIP FESTIVAL
Marvel at 10-acres of rainbow-coloured fields featuring more than 2.5 million tulips. • 36737 North Parallel Rd., Abbotsford • April 10-May 7 • $15/$8.
Rows of tulips at Bloom, the Abbotsford Tulip Festival DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS
FORT LANGLEY: EASTER SCAVENGER HUNT
Calling all little bunnies! Your mission: complete the scavenger hunt that will take you exploring around the Fort, earning treats as you go. • Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley • April 16, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. • 604-513-4777.
LAUGHING STOCK RANCH 2nd ANNUAL EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA • Come out for some Easter fun with your little ones and enjoy unicorn rides, Easter egg hunts, bouncy castles, a petting zoo and much more. Donations and proceeds go to our LSR Bursary Fund. • April 15-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Laughing Stock Ranch, 24555 32nd Ave., Langley • $10/child, adults by donation.
MAAN FARMS EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Enjoy egg hunts, Easter goody bags, a Meet and Greet with the Easter Bunny, face painting, a petting zoo, zipline, pedal go-karts and much more. • Maan Farms, 790 McKenzie Rd., Abbotsford • April 14-17, doors 9 a.m., egg hunts 11 a.m.-3 p.m. • $9.50/$8.50.
A handful of Easter loot CHUCK RUSSELL / VANCOUVER SUN
MAPLE RIDGE COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT
An egg hunt, face painting, egg decorating, photos with the Easter Bunny, snacks and more. Staggered start times: Ages 4 and under at 10:15 a.m., ages 5-8 at 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12 at 10:45 a.m. • Hammond Park, 20600 Lorne Ave., Maple Ridge • April 15, 10 a.m.
ELKS ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
Hunt for Easter eggs at this annual event. • Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary St., Mission • April 16, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
A ‘HOP’ENING TIME
Seven Easter-themed activities for your little bunnies: Paper Easter basket making, bunny ears headband, creative poem, dance, face painted whiskers, main stage performance and a photo stage with Easter goodies. Ages 2-12 • The ACT, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge • April 16, 11 a.m. • $5/child, 604-476-2787.
WHONNOCK LAKE EASTER EGG HUNT
Grab your Easter basket and bring the family to Whonnack Lake Park to hunt for eggs. • 27871 113th Ave., Maple Ridge • April 16, starts at 11 a.m.
EASTER AT THE CANNERY
A fun-filled weekend with games, crafts, activities and the annual Easter Salmon scavenger hunt. • Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Ave., Richmond • April 14-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • 604-664-9009.
EASTER BUNNY FEST
Rabbitats Rabbit Rescue’s annual Easter Bunny Fest features a Meet ‘n’ Treat with dozens of rescued rabbits in their own colourful rabbit village. Enjoy crafts, face painting, games, prizes, snacks and lots of fun for kids, adults and rabbits alike. • Richmond Auto Mall, 13340 Smallwood Place, Richmond • April 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit the bunnies at Rabbitats Rabbit Rescue’s annual Easter Bunny Fest. SUBMITTED PHOTO / PROVINCE
LADNER EASTER PARADE
The parade of children, the Easter Bunny and a Pipe Band starts at the Delta Museum, and heads down Delta Street to an Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park. Don’t forget to wear your Easter Bonnets and decorate your bike, wagon or stroller. • April 16, noon.
49th ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
Gather up your little egg hunters and bring them out for the North Delta Lions Club’s 49th annual egg hunt. Rain or shine, ages 1-11. • Sunbury Park, Dunlop and Centre St., Delta • April 16, 2-4 p.m.
ROTARY CLUB EASTER EGG HUNT & PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Fill up on a pancake breakfast before heading out to hunt for eggs. Other activities include face painting, a bouncy castle, a petting zoo and a vist from the Easter Bunny. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen • Diefenbaker Park, 5579 1st Ave., Tsawwassen • April 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Easter egg hunt starts at 11 a.m.
LONDON HERITAGE FARM EASTER TEA
The Tea Room will be offering a fancy tea complete with Easter egg tarts and a chick cookie served with tea and scones. The kids can enjoy an Easter egg hunt in the Heritage Gardens. • London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Rd., Richmond • April 15 and 16, noon-5 p.m. • $12.50/person, 604-271-5220.
Hop over to your local Richmond Community Centre for some Easter fun. Acitivites includes an Easter egg hunt, games and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Must register in advance, parent participation required.
• Hamilton Community Centre, April 15, 10 a.m.-noon, $10/child, ages up to 8 years.
• South Arm Community Centre, April 15, 10 a.m.-noon, $7/child, ages 4-6 years.
• Thompson Community Centre, April 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., $10/child, ages up to 8 years.
• West Richmond Community Centre, April 16, 10 a.m.-noon, $10/child, ages up to 10 years.
EASTER AT THE MARKET
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, crafts and face paintings, decorate eggs and have a visit with the Easter Bunny. • Lonsdale Quay Market, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Van • April 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Free.
Eggs with designs written in wax are dipped into multiple colours to create Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter Eggs KARENA WALTER / KARENA WALTER/THE STANDARD
EASTER BRUNCH & HUNT AT GROUSE MOUNTAIN
Enjoy a buffet brunch with delicious options for all ages, plus face painting and an Easter Egg Hunt led by the Easter Bunny. • Grouse Mountain, North Van • April 16, brunch seatings are between 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. • $50/$18/$10, includes Skyride admission and access to Mountaintop activities, 604-998-5045 to reserve.
LIONS CLUB EASTER EGG HUNT
The Ambleside Tiddlycove Lions Club presents their annual Easter egg hunt. • John Lawson Park, West Van • April 16, 11 a.m.
SEA TO SKY GONDOLA EASTER EGG HUNT & BRUNCH • The Sea to Sky Gondola’s epic views and forested trails provide an awesome backdrop for a not so traditional Easter egg hunt. Enjoy brunch, followed by time to play outside and enjoy family activities and explore epic viewpoints and forested trails. • Sea to Sky Gondola, 36800 BC-99, Squamish • April 16 • $71.11/adult, $30.75/child, includes tax, gratuities and gondola tickets • 604-892-2551
Hunt through the forest for Easter eggs at Sea to Sky Gondola’s Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch HANDOUT PHOTO/MICHELLE LEROUX PR / PNG
EASTER IN THE VILLAGE
Head over to the Lynn Valley Village Plaza to celebrate Easter with some art and crafts, an Easter treasure hunt and prizes, and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. • Lynn Valley Village Plaza, 1233-1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Van • April 15, 1-3 p.m.
HEYWOOD PARK EASTER EGG HUNT
Enjoy some family-friendly Easter fun including face painting, crafts, a bouncy castle and entertainment. Be sure to bring your basket for the chocolate Easter egg hunt. • Heywood Park, 1633 MacKay Ave., North Van. • April 15, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., egg hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. sharp.
LynnValleyLife EASTER EGG HUNT
The Easter Bunny is coming to Lynn Valley! Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, face painting, balloon art and prizes. Please bring your own basket. • Viewlynn Park, 2516 Lynnview Dr., North Van • April 17, 10 a.m.-noon.
Britanniasaurus Rex will hiding eggs around the Britannia Mine Museum site. SUBMITTED PHOTO / PROVINCE
EASTER DINO EGG HUNT
Britanniasaurus Rex will be wandering around the Museum site from 11-noon and 1-2, hiding gem-filled dinosaur eggs. Find the eggs and then bring them to the mineral table to identify your treasures. • Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach • April 16, egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
EASTER BUNNY HOP & HUNT Games, crafts, face painting, and a hunt to be enjoyed by the whole family. Ages 1-12 years. • Mundy Park picnic area, 641 Hillcrest St., Coquitlam • April 8, 10 a.m.-noon • Registration and adult participation required, 604-927-4386.
7th ANNUAL BURKE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT
Meet the Easter Bunny and collect treats hidden in the park. Please bring your own Easter egg basket. Proceeds go to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. • Galloway Park, 3404 Galloway Ave., Coquitlam • April 14, registrataion 10 a.m. • $5/family, suggested donation, 604-219-5640.
PORT MOODY EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA
Enjoy face painting, a toddler play and activity area, make your own bunny ears, basket making, dancing dogs and an Easter Egg hunt. • Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray St., Port Moody • April 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • $5, 604-939-1648.
Hitting the ice for the annual Easter Skate at Poirier Sport and Leisure Centre HANDOUT PHOTO / CITY OF COQUITLAM
Have fun celebrating Easter with a family skate featuring Easter-themed activities both on and off the ice. • Poirier Sport & Leisure Centre, 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam • April 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • $2, 604-927-4386.
EASTER ARTS CARNIVAL
This annual Easter Arts Family Carnival includes an Easter scavenger hunt, arts activities, storytelling and entertainment. For ages 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Registration required. • Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquiltam • April 15, 1-3 p.m. • $11/child, 604-927-8442.