Easter comes at the beginning of April this year, coinciding with the start of spring and those beautiful blossoms in the city. With Good Friday falling on April 2, lots of people will be looking for unique ways of celebrating Easter safely and stylishly.
Though Easter is a Christian holiday, it has also become synonymous with spring. Whether you will be attending your local parish and/or chowing down on some Mini Eggs, Easter is a great time to make use of the long weekend and spend it together with your loved ones.
We’ve got some ideas about how to celebrate Easter in style, whether you want to venture outside or stay comfy at home!
Events in the city:
There are lots of different things going on in Vancouver this time of year! If you feel like getting out, there are some amazing exhibits to see and food to eat in the area. Here’s a few to peruse:
- Arctic Voices Exhibit at Science World
Explore the Arctic at Science World with a menagerie of interactive exhibits:
“Arctic Voices takes visitors on a riveting journey over the tundra and into the world’s northernmost biome. Enjoy an immersive experience of the fascinating, changing Arctic through its many voices: its people, ecology, wildlife and way of life.
Developed by Science North, Arctic Voices invites you to marvel at the sights and sounds of this tremendous and fragile region. Dance with auroras, hop on ice floes and learn just how deeply connected we are to the Arctic through this feature exhibition that will leave you awestruck and inspired.”(source)
- To Speak with a Golden Voice
This exhibit at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art showcases Reid’s extraordinary life and legacy. It also showcases Haida art and artists inspired by Reid himself. The exhibit finishes April 11, so check it out while you still can!
3. Britannia Beach Mine Museum:
Starting April 2, The Britannia Mine Museum in Britannia Beach, north of the city, is hosting a Dino Egg Hunt. Book ahead and head up to the museum for a day of fun and learning.
4. Abbotsford Drive Through Food Truck Festival
If you’re in Abbotsford, you need to check out the Drive Through Food Truck Festival! Featuring lots of food and varieties, you’re sure to find something you like here. For more details, check out their site here: Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival
Finally, make sure you don’t miss the beautiful blooms around the city with the cherry blossoms! Need inspo to find where to view them? Check out our previous post.
At home fun:
Want to celebrate but don’t feel like going out? Here’s some family-friendly fun you can get into at home:
- Bake festive treats together. Nothing says Easter and spring more than some adorable sugar cookies. Try Sally’s recipe here. Or, feeling like spoiling yourself with a scrumptious brunch? How about cinnamon rolls? Finally, make this wonderfully shareable Easter Egg Tart to please the whole family.
- Cook a meal together.
- Easter egg hunt inside your house or garden. This is an activity fun for people of all ages. Whether it’s you and your partner or you’ve got little ones, taking the time to create a scavenger hunt is a whole lot of fun and the best part is all that chocolate you’ll get to eat at the end!
- Spring cleaning! If you’re like us, then you’ve got pants that no longer fit after months of working from home. Clear out your closet (and make sure to thank things for bringing you joy, like Marie Kondo says), and donate your gently loved goods to your local donation centres! You can find a list of them around Vancouver here.
- Watch some movies and documentaries that celebrate natural beauty — the National Film Board has hundreds of films that you can watch for free!
- Try some springy cocktails and mocktails.
For interactive, inspiring events from the comfort of your own home, check out some online events we’ve found below!
- Join in the Virtual Big Easter Run at Jericho Beach!
- Skoden Indigenous Film Festival, presented by Simon Fraser University, features a wide variety of indigenous films and creators, running til April 5. For more information, please visit the Skoden website.
- Explore Our Stunning National Parks from the comfort of your home! Canada’s National Parks
Got any other ideas for Easter? Let us know!