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March 5th, 2024

Spring break is just around the corner, and Vancouver is a picturesque destination to enjoy the  more moderate spring season. Here are five fun activities to do in Vancouver this March.

Explore Cherry Blossoms at VanDusen Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden features a vast collection of trees and a wide variety of both native and exotic plants to explore. During spring, the garden is adorned with beautiful rhododendrons. Visitors can also appreciate the large open lawns, flower gardens, and different tree species throughout the park.

Additionally, you can enjoy a couple of small lakes and ponds, a stone garden, a hedge maze, and Japanese, Korean, and Chinese garden areas. VanDusen Botanical Garden also showcases delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias during the spring, which makes it a perfect destination for nature enthusiasts. On the search for the perfect cherry blossom backdrop in Vancouver this spring? Check out this blog to find out more.

Visit Burnaby Village Museum

The 10-acre, open-air site in Burnaby is a unique destination that offers an immersive experience of the diverse histories of the community. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or just curious about the past, you’ll find something fascinating to explore at Burnaby Village Museum.

The site features a range of exhibits that showcase how homes and businesses looked in the past, and how they have evolved over time. You will get a glimpse of how different cultures have contributed to the development of the community, and how they continue to shape it today. Burnaby Village Museum is open Monday, March 18 to Thursday, March 28 for spring break.


Indulge in an Easter Brunch at Botanist

Spring break would not be complete without indulging in the flavours of the season especially during Easter. Join us at Botanist for an unforgettable Easter Weekend celebration!

Executive Chef Hector Laguna and his award-winning culinary team have curated an exceptional three-course brunch menu available on March 29, 30 and 31. Indulge in our trio of carvery featuring succulent prime rib, roast ham, and lamb leg, as well as our signature favorites like the lobster benedict and chili torched salmon. Book your Easter Weekend Brunch now.

Watch a Play at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Presenting during the week of spring break from March 20 to 25, Shen Yun presents the rich heritage and culture of ancient China through traditional Chinese dance and live music performances.

Shen Yun is a touring performing arts company that was founded in the United States in 2006 by Chinese artists residing overseas. For many years, Shen Yun has been performing in various cities across Canada with an all-new program of dance and music. The shows feature unique animated backdrops that extend the stage, creating a mesmerizing effect on the audience, transporting them to another world. The upcoming performances of Shen Yun in Vancouver will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

 Wander at the Pacific Gallery

Explore your artistic curiosity by visiting the Pacific Gallery. The Pacific Gallery is located on the first and second floors of Fairmont Pacific Rim. It showcases rotating exhibitions every quarter, featuring both local and international artists in collaboration with Equinox Gallery in Vancouver.

Equinox Gallery is dedicated to supporting Canadian artists, particularly in contemporary art, and showcases their work in addition to larger collaborative projects that help situate the local art scene within the global art conversation. This commitment ensures that the gallery continues to be a relevant participant in discussions surrounding contemporary art.


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