Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter activites around Greater Vancouver

Easter can be a hoppin' good time for the family with all these egg-cellent activities around the Lower Mainland, listed by municipality. Your local community centre may also offer Easter-themed fun -- check with yours (we couldn't fit all community centre listings here!). Happy Easter, everyone.


Easter Eggstravaganza
April 23, 10:30 am - 12 noon
Breakfast, crafts and an Easter egg hunt. Cost: $8.40 per person. For all ages. Pre-registration required.
Location: Willingdon Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Info: 604-297-4526

Meet the Easter Bunny
April 23, 12 noon - 3 pm
Hop on over to Brentwood and meet the Easter Bunny. The first 400 visitors will receive a foiled chocolate Easter egg. Free drop-in kids' crafts for parents and kids will be available too.
Location: Brentwood Town Centre, next to the Toddler's Play Area, 4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby, BC

Easter Egg Hunt
April 24, 12 noon - 1:30 pm
The Easter Bunny is stashing treats at the pool. Seven-year-olds and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water; bring your bathing suit. Loonie swim rates apply
Location: CG Brown Pool Memorial Pool, 3702 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Info: 604-297-4520


Fort Langley Easter Egg Hunt
April 24, 10 am - 5 pm
Bring your own Easter basket and enjoy family fun while scouring the fort for eggs. Regular admission applies.
Location: Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada, 23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley, BC
Info: 604-513-4777 or


Bunny Photos
April 9 - 23
Hop down to Willowbrook for photos with the Easter Bunny. Photos taken at Centre Court near Purdy's Chocolate during the following hours: Saturday to Tuesday & Friday: 11 am - 6 pm; Wednesday & Thursday: 11 am to 8 pm. Net proceeds to benefit the Langley School District Foundation.
Location: Willowbrook Mall, Centre Court by Purdy's Chocolates, 19705 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC
Info: 604-530-4492 or


Hyack Easter Antique Car Parade
April 24, 12 noon
The Hyack Festival Association with the Totem Model A&T Car Club is presenting its 31st Annual Hyack Easter Antique Car Parade. This annual highlight for people of all ages is followed by the Easter in the Park celebration organized by New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation in Queen's Park. Antique and vintage cars will assemble on the Front Street Parkade for display at 10 am before the parade starts at 12 pm. The fully restored New Westminster Police Service 1949 Nash and the New Westminster Fire Service 1929 Mack Fire Truck will lead the parade route.
Location: Starts on Columbia Street at MacKenzie, proceeds east to 4th Street where it u-turns and heads west on Columbia Street to 12th Street, goes north to 6th Avenue, then east to 2nd Street, south to 3rd Avenue and into Queen's Park

Easter in Queen's Park
April 24, 11 am - 2 pm
An eggs-tra good time at Easter in Queen's Park. This family-oriented event is held in Queen's Park Rainbow Playland with activities geared to children between 3 and 10 years. Event highlights include: entertainment featured at the Bandshell, crafts and face painting, photos with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. Loads of fun with a special treat at trail's end. Visit with barnyard friends in our petting farm. Also featured is the annual available. Call for further event details. Admission: free.
Location: Queen's Park, New Westminster, BC
Info: 604-777-5121 or


Peter Rabbit Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt
April 24
A Peter Rabbit-inspired brunch. Families can take pictures with the real Easter Bunny, and have their faces painted. Cost: adults, $40; youth (13 - 18 years), $25, child (5 - 12 years), $15. Reservations limited.
Location: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, BC
Info/Reservations: 604-998-5045


Easter Extravaganza
April 24, 10 am - 2 pm
Join in on the Easter egg hunt (kids look for marbles and exchange them for chocolate eggs). There will also be magic, music, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny, a Easter basket craft, duck pond prize game, and a bubble zone. Rain or shine. Cost: $2 per person, cash only (*additional cost for some activities).
Location: Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody, BC
Info: 604-939-1648 or


Easter Crafts for Kids
April 23, 12 noon - 3 pm
Richmond Centre invites kids 12 years and younger to the Main Galleria to create crafts (no charge) to celebrate Easter.
Location: Richmond Centre, 1788 - 6060 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC


Easter 2011 Children's Festival
April 22 - 25, 10 am - 5 pm
Meet the Easter Bunny and get a candy treat. Make a bunny ears headband and ride the train through the Springtime tunnel display. Ticket prices: children 2 - 12 years, $6; seniors, $3.50; adults, $4.50
Friday, April 22 through Monday, April 25th.
Location: Bear Creek Park Train, 13750 - 88th Avenue (@ King George Hwy), Surrey, BC

Mylyne & Associates' 2nd Annual Happy Easter Festival (FREE)
April 23, 1 - 3 pm
Bring your friends and family to this egg hunt with 3,000+ eggs. Rain or shine.
Location: Hawthorne Park, 10503 144st, Surrey, BC
RSVP: by April 20

Eco Easter Egg Hunt
April 23, 10 am - 2 pm
Search for Easter eggs in the forest. Take a picture with the Easter Bunny and enjoy egg-themed crafts, activities and entertainment. Every child receives a candy treat. Don’t forget to bring your basket. Call for egg hunt times or more information. Rain or shine. For all ages. Cost: $5 per child.
Location: Surrey Nature Centre, 14255 - 96 Avenue, Surrey, BC
Info: 604-502-6065 or

Easter Fair 2011
April 23, 1 - 4 pm
Easter fun for the family with spring crafts and holiday games. Learn about the real Easter Bunny and friends as you discover local wildlife and meet rescue animals, from rabbits to reptiles and an assortment of dogs and parrots. For all ages. Cost: by donation.
Location: Surrey Museum, 17710 - 56A Avenue, Surrey, BC
Info: 604-592-6956

Easter Fair 2011
April 23, 1 - 4 pm
Learn about the Easter Bunny, crafts, holiday games. All ages. By donation.
Location: Surrey Museum, 17710 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC

Pictures with the Easter Bunny
April 20 - 23
Visit the Easter Bunny in his spring harden between Winners and Future Shop at Central City. Have your picture taken with him for $10 (taxes included/cash purchase only) and recieve digital images on a disk and some special treats. Picture times: Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21 - 12 noon - 7 pm and Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 - 12 noon - 5 pm.
Location: Central City, King George Boulevard & 102 Ave, Surrey, BC
Info: 604-587-7773 or


Easter Hunt
April 23, 12 noon - 3 pm
Hunt for clues. Just pick up your map of clues and visit the craft tables at Cambie and W 18th Avenue or at Cambie and West 8th Avenue, from 12 noon - 1 pm. Then visit Cambie Village merchants and gather your clues from 12 noon - 2:30 pm. Lots of family fun along the way including face painting, balloon twisting, caricature artists. Redeem your completed map of clues at W 18t Avenue for an Easter treat.
Location: Cambie Village, Vancouver, BC

The Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt
April 23, 10 am - 12 noon
Let the egg hunt begin! Mr. Bunny (with lots of treats) will be there, as will his good pal Purdy's Chocolates ambassador, Philbert the Hedgehog. Celebrations start at 10 am with kids dropping into the craft tent to decorate an egg bag in which to carry their finds and participate in other seasonal crafts. At 11 am sharp, Mr. Bunny and Philbert open the gates to the maze and the surrounding area for the great hunt. Participants must pre-purchase tickets at VanDusen's Garden Shop. Tickets go on sale starting March 21 -- limited supply, so don't delay. Prices: $6/child (2 - 10 years); regular admission applies to all non-member adults, seniors and youth.
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC

Easter Activities & Fun
April 23, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Create your own Easter bunny or Easter egg to bring home. Cost: free.
Location: Kids Market, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Easter Fun
April 23, 1 - 3 pm
Kids' entertainment, arts and crafts, treats from the Easter Bunny himself, and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Location: Kingsgate Mall, Kingsway & Broadway, Vancouver, BC


Easter Craft Day
April 23, 11 am - 2 pm
Location: Park Royal, North Mall - B, 2002 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC

Egg-cellent Easter at the Aquatic Centre
April 23, 1 - 4 pm
The Easter Bunny will be visiting the West Vancouver Aquatic Centre. Come enjoy the treats and games.
Location: West Vancouver Aquatic Centre, 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC

Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
April 24, 12 noon - 2 pm
Hop on down to John Lawson Park and join in the Lions Club Kids Easter Egg Hunt. Easter Egg Hunt starts at 1 pm.
Location: John Lawson Park, West Vancouver, BC

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