Easter Roundup: Egg-citing events this weekend across Metro Vancouver

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From a massive bunny run to a bunny agility course, an Easter dino egg hunt to an Easter train, there are many ways to celebrate Easter in Vancouver.

So, if you’re looking for ways to have an egg-citing long weekend with the whole family, have a look at some of the best options below.

Big Easter Run 2019 

The 4th annual Big Easter Run this place on Easter weekend and tours picturesque Jericho Beach Park. Participants don full bunny attire as they run with hundreds of other bunnies through trails of spring blooms. The holiday themed run starts at Jericho Picnic Area and offers a 10km and 5km Big Easter Run/Walk. There is also a 1km to 3km Wee Easter Run/Walk around scenic Jericho Beach Park.

When: Saturday, April 20 from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Jericho Beach Park – 3941 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
Cost: $5 – $40

Easter Bunny Bunanza

Easter Bunny Bunanza
Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club

Vancouverites may enjoy all things bunny at the Easter Bunny Bunanza this April, which will feature an adorable ‘rabbit agility’ demonstration courtesy of the Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club. In addition, guardians are encouraged to bring their hoppy pals to socialize with other rabbits during ‘Hoppy Hour.’ Guests also have the chance to feed the rabbits healthy treats during ‘Meet n’ Treat.’

When: Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Ukrainian Hall – 805 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Entry by donation

Free Easter Bash 2019

This Free Easter Bash takes place on Saturday and offers carnival games, crafts, bouncy castles, pony rides and 20,000 Easter Eggs to give away. The event is for families with kids that are under ages 12 and under.

When: Saturday, April 20 | Doors at 10:45 and it begins at 11 am
Where: Broadway Church, Vancouver Campus – 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver
Cost: Free

Maan Farms Easter Egg Hunt 

Easter Egg Hunt 
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Maan Farms will host an epic Easter Egg Hunt over Easter long weekend that includes a litany of fun spring activities. Besides the Easter Egg Hunt, ticket holders also get an Easter goody bag with Hershey chocolate, a meet-and-greet with the Easter bunny, face paintings (by donation), Mama Maan’s kitchen samples, and the chance to ‘become a bunny’ at the Craft Bunny Station.

When: April 19, 20, 21 & 22; First egg hunt at 10 am & Second egg hunt at 3 pm
Where: Maan Farms – 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford
Cost:  Early Bird: $10 (100 tickets only); Online Egg Hunt: $11;  At the Door: $12.50.

Egg-Stacular Easter Egg Hunt 

Yaletown’s Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre is hosting its annual Eggs-tacular Easter Egg Hunt this weekend. The event includes face painting, arts and crafts, games, cookie decorating, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The organizers recommend that you call to register. However, drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

When: Saturday, April 20 – 9:30 – 10:45 am (1-3 yrs) | 11:15 am-12:30 pm (1-6 yrs)
1-2:15 pm (1-6 yrs) | 2:45-4 pm (4-9 yrs)
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Davie & Pacific
Cost: $6 per child

VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop

VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop
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The VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop offers a multitude of fun activities for youngsters that include an egg hunt with a chocolate prize at the end, photos with the Easter bunny, and music that is perfect to hop to. In addition, admission gives you access to the 55-acre breathtaking garden.

When: Choose from four sessions daily at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm on April 19, 20, or 21.
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5151 Oak Street Vancouver
Cost:Child (0 to 5 years)$18Adult; (19 to 64 years)$14.06; Youth (13 to 18 years)$10.87
Senior (65+ years)$10.87; VBGA member adult/senior$8.77; Accompanying child (6 to 12 years) (No egg collection or prize)$7.53

Easter Dino Egg Hunt

The Britannia Mine Museum is hosting an epic Easter Dino Hunt on Easter Sunday for kids. Once kids collect the gem-filled eggs they can return them to the mineral table to identify treasures and then pick up a free gift. Britanniasaurus Rex will also be on site for pictures

When: Sunday, April 21: 11:00 am & 1:00 pm (4-years old & under) | 11:05 am & 1:05 pm (5-years old & up)
Where: Britannia Mine Museum – 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach
Cost: General Admission

Stanley Park Easter Train

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Stanley Park offers an ‘egg-citing’ train ride through the forest just in time for Easter that promises to delight everyone in the family. Passengers will listen to the park’s charming Easter soundtrack while they ride through a series of themed spring vignettes. Guests may also purchase an ‘All Access’ pass that includes a train ride, the scavenger hunt, and all carnival games and bouncers.

When: Thursday, April 18 to Monday, April 22 from 10am to 5pm, daily
Where: Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance
Cost: Ages three and up $6 ; Children two and under Free. All Access pass $14 online & $16 onsite.

Easter Bonnet Ride & Egg Hunt

The fifth annual instalment of the Easter Bonnet Ride & Egg Hunt invites guests to decorate their bike and headgear for a fun-filled ride. The group will meet at Science World and then travel to Jericho Beach where there will be a picnic and an Easter egg hunt. The organizers ask that you please RSVP so they know how many eggs to bring for the hunt.

When: Sunday, April 16th at 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: Free

Easter at the Vancouver Aquarium 

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Vancouver Aquarium / YouTube

The Aquarium will host its third annual Easter Scavenger Hunt from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22, where guests may learn quirky and curious facts about aquatic creatures and their eggs. An eggs-pert will take you on the family-friendly Easter Scavenger Hunt through the Aquarium’s galleries – – from the warmth of the Tropics to the cooler but oh-so-colourful British Columbia coast – in search of the answers.

When: Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 from 10 am – 5 pm daily
Where: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Cost: $38 Adult; $30 Senior (+65); $30 Youth/Student (13-18); $43 Children (4-12); FREE for kids 3 and under

Easterfest

Embark on an adorable Easter egg hunt over the long week at Taves Family Farms Easterfest. Not only is there an egg hunt, but the farm also offers a Petting Barn with goats, bunnies, peacocks, chickens, pigs, ducks, a donkey, sheep, and a mini pony. Enjoy fresh cider samples and a fun hay ride down the bunny trail.

When:  April 19 to 22 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Taves Family Farms – 333 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford
Cost: Adult Hay Ride & Admission (13+) $4.50 plus tax | Children’s Egg Hunt/Scavenger Hunt (includes hayride – walking age to 12yrs) $10.95 plus tax *Bring your own basket*