Easter is just around the corner in springtime Richmond. And that means there’s a basketful of family-friendly events and activities to enjoy throughout the city. Chocolate treats are certainly on the menu, of course, but you won’t need a sweet tooth to have a cracking good time here––so long as you know where to go.


Steveston’s Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is a great go-to attraction at any time of year. But from March 29 to March 31, it’s also an Eastertime hot spot for families with children in the two-to-six age range. Special activities will run from 10:30am to 4:30pm each day––including crafts, storytelling and a salmon-themed scavenger hunt. Specially reduced admission prices also apply ($6 for those aged 17 and under; $9 for those aged 18+), and it’s a great chance to check out the rest of the site’s fascinating exhibits and displays while you’re here.

Easter at the Cannery promises lots of family-friendly fun this year. Photo Credit: Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society


Swing by East Richmond’s bucolic Lulu Island Winery on March 31 (from 11:00am to 4:00pm) for a special chance to hang out with some real-life whiskery wonders. Organized by Richmond’s beloved Rabbitats Rescue Society, you and your family can enjoy a magical meet-and-greet with the bunnies as well as crafts, games and face-painting––which means this is your big chance to transform your kids into cute little rabbits for the day. This event is always very popular so be sure to arrive early to avoid the crowds.

You can hang out with some real-life rabbits at the Easter Bunny Fest at Lulu Island Winery. Photo Credit: Rabbitats Rescue Society


Looking for more family fun––real-life rabbits included? Gather your kids and head to Lansdowne Centre on March 29 (between noon and 5:00pm) for the mall’s bunny-tastic Easter celebration. You’ll find an egg-based scavenger hunt, a bunny-themed mini market and the chance to book 10 minutes of quality bonding time with some of the fluffy critters from Rabbitats Rescue Society (for a $5 donation to the society). Don’t forget that Lansdowne’s all-ages Spring Carnival also starts today and it’s jam-packed with fairground rides and colourful midway fun.

Celebrate Easter at Lansdowne with exciting activities for kids of all ages. Photo Credit: Lansdowne Centre


Over at Aberdeen Centre, the selfie-ready Easter Spring Garden––with oversized plush rabbits, giant eggs and cherry blossom decorations––is on display in the Central Atrium from March 15 to April 1. But on March 31 (from 1:00pm to 4:00pm), gather your family together for the mall’s delightful Hoppin’ Into Easter Fun event––complete with a magic show, balloon art creations and face-painting. Keep in mind that same-day mall purchases are required to access balloon and face-painting activities while the magic show is free for everyone.

Don’t miss all the Easter fun at Aberdeen Centre. Photo Credit: Aberdeen Centre


A favourite year-round attraction, The World of Kidtropolis is hosting a special Easter Egg Hunt event on March 31. Book ahead and your children will have plenty of time to explore the kid-sized storefronts and make-believe businesses, while also searching for lots of well-hidden little Easter eggs. Eggs can be redeemed for prizes––including free passes for future visits. There’s also a March 29 Kids Night Out party here: drop off your children (aged six and over only) and they’ll enjoy an evening of pizza, popcorn, juice and a super-fun egg hunt.

Book ahead for the Easter Egg Hunt at Kidtropolis. Photo Credit: World of Kidtropolis


If you’re hungry for more than just pizza, consider the egg-cellent Easter brunch celebration at the city centre Hilton Vancouver Airport. Their ballroom will be decked out in springtime finery and they’ll be offering a full serving of family-friendly fun––including face-painting, Easter Bunny photos and a draw where the grand prize is a hotel stay and a Mother’s Day meal. Book ahead for this March 31 Easter extravaganza (adults $60; seniors $50; children $25) and you’ll soon be diving into everything from chef-made omelettes to a decadent chocolate dessert buffet.

A flavour-filled celebration awaits your family this Easter Sunday. Photo Credit: Hilton Vancouver Airport


There are several additional Richmond Easter feasts to consider on March 31. Over at Quilchena Golf & Country Club, the special buffet (adults $50; children $25; infants three and under $13) includes a magician, balloon artist, egg hunt and dishes such as roast beef hash and smoked salmon eggs Benedict. Alternatively, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Airport’s swish Globe@YVR is hosting an Easter buffet (adults $79; children $34.50) with everything from poached prawns to slow-roasted lamb. And over at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, their Lakeside Grill Easter brunch (adults $47; seniors $42; children $27) includes honey-glazed ham, Swedish-style meatballs and much more. Choose your Easter buffet celebration and book ahead now!

Last Updated on March 21, 2024 by Tourism Richmond