Easter is just around the corner in springtime Richmond. And that means there’s a basketful of family-friendly special events and activities to check out 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.
Easter at the Cannery
Steveston’s Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is a popular attraction at any time of year. But from April 7 to April 9, 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 every day––including crafts, storytelling and a unique salmon-themed scavenger hunt. Special reduced admission prices also apply ($5.50 for those aged 17 and under; $8.50 for those aged 18+), and it’s a great chance to check out the rest of the exhibits and displays while you’re here.
Bunny Kisses and Easter Wishes Market
Swing by East Richmond’s vine-fringed Lulu Island Winery on April 7 or April 8 (from 1pm to 5pm) for a special, free-entry Easter-themed pop-up market. You’ll find local artisan vendors, live entertainment and plenty of opportunities to sample some delicious wines. You and your kids can also sign-up for an all-ages Easter scavenger hunt––early registration is recommended for this and the $5 per person fee includes a treat bag.
Lakeside Grill’s Easter Brunch Buffet
Spoil your loved ones with a delicious April 9 Easter feast at the Lakeside Grill restaurant, located on the verdant grounds of Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club. Book ahead––there are only two sittings––for multiple buffet options including eggs benedict, kung pao chicken, honey-glazed ham, AAA roast beef and, of course, decadent desserts (Easter eggs included). Prices are adults $45, seniors $40 and children aged 12 and under $25. Reservations are required; call 604-276-0511.
Easter Egg Hunt at Kidtropolis
One of Richmond’s most popular attractions for youngsters, The World of Kidtropolis is planning a special indoor Easter Egg Hunt on April 9 this year. Book your slot ASAP and your children (the attraction is best-suited to under-10s) will have plenty of time to explore the complex of kid-sized storefronts and make-believe businesses, while searching for lots of well-hidden little Easter eggs. Each egg can be redeemed for a prize––including free passes for future visits!
Community Centre Easter Eggstravaganzas
Easter Bunny appearances will be a major part of the fun at three Richmond community centres on April 8, with crafts, games and giggle-triggering egg hunts adding to the festivities. Hours vary at each of the three sites––Cambie Community Centre, Hamilton Community Centre and South Arm Community Centre––and you’ll need to register your child ahead of time to ensure their spot. Parental participation is required and tickets cost $10.75 per child (accompanying adult included).
Lansdowne Spring Carnival
The Easter weekend is your final 2023 chance to experience a beloved annual tradition at Lansdowne Centre: the ever-popular Spring Carnival. A free-entry outdoor midway with games, fairground treats and lots of thrill-tastic rides (don’t eat too many Easter eggs before you hop aboard the fastest ones!), you’ll find plenty of fun here for all the family. The event runs from noon to 10pm during the Easter weekend, with a final Easter Monday flourish from noon to 6pm.
Asian Easter Market
If your idea of a great long weekend is to visit a cool pop-up market, head to the ballroom of the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, located just a few steps from the Canada Line’s Aberdeen Station. Running on April 8 and April 9 (from 11am to 6pm), you’ll find a unique, free-entry Easter market, complete with 30 or so Asian-focused arts, crafts and business vendors.
Aberdeen Centre’s Bunny Hoppy Easter Fun
Over at Aberdeen Centre mall, the selfie-ready Easter Bunny’s Garden––complete with oversized plush rabbits and cherry blossom decorations––will be on display from March 31 to April 9 in the Central Atrium. In fact, April 9 marks the finale of Aberdeen’s Easter festivities with an egg-citing afternoon of family fun including face painting, balloon animals and a meet-and-greet with real-life rabbits. Keep in mind that a mall purchase of $10 or more is required for the balloon and face-painting activities.
Last Updated on May 2, 2023 by Tourism Richmond