As the weather starts to warm up there’s no better time to visit Vancouver’s North Shore.  Streets are lined with the pink and white petals of cherry blossom trees, vibrant rhododendrons dot the parks and the rainforest is a deep verdant green. Below are some of the activities and events taking place around the North Shore this month, and click here for our top ten things to do in early Spring.


April is the perfect time to visit Maplewood Farm and catch up on the latest spring-time arrivals! The last remaining farm on the North Shore, Maplewood Farm is home to goats, rabbits, cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys and ponies and is a must-see attraction for kids of all ages. Kids will love getting up close with the goats in the petting area and if you remember to bring a treat, you can feed the rabbits! We hear that they prefer parsley to carrots!

Maplewood Farm |North Vancouver

Visit the Seymour Art Gallery during April for the 12th annual Start with Art exhibition. Created for children, this unique exhibit is designed to engage and inspire kids to foster a love for art, and to be able to experience the thrill of curating their own art collection. The exhibit features established artists offering advice for budding artists, artwork hung at “kids-eye-view” and kid-friendly prices.

Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC


With the mountains literally in our backyard, North Shore residents hike year round and we’re always looking for a new trail to explore. Whyte Lake Park, dedicated by West Vancouver Council in 2014, is one of the newest and most scenic parks in the region. To access the park, start at Whyte Lake Trail and enjoy the short, 5-kilometre round-trip hike through breathtaking old growth forest. Stop and learn about the ecology of the region at the interpretive boards that are along the way. As much of the park is considered ecologically sensitive, sections of the trail are covered with boardwalks and bridges. Upon reaching Whyte Lake you’ll find a floating pier and a picnic bench, perfect for stopping for a break and taking in the beauty of the lake and surrounding trees.

Whyte Lake West VancouverPhoto Credit: District of West Vancouver via Facebook


30 years ago on April 12, 1986, North Vancouver’s iconic Lonsdale Quay Market opened it’s doors as a carnival style marketplace. Today it has evolved into a culinary destination for those seeking fresh, local and unique foods. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lonsdale Quay throughout April with activities and festivals on Celebration Sundays.

April 9 – Arts & Culture Day
April 12 – Cake and prizes from 1-2pm in the Rotunda
April 16 – Spring Savour Food Festival
April 23 – Family Fest
April 30 – Corks & Forks – A Long Table Dinner

Lonsdale Quay Market | North Vancouver


With the warmer weather comes patio season and we’ve just found out that Edgemont Village will be home to one of the newest patios in the area. BjornBar Bakery opens this Thursday, April 7 and guests will be able to enjoy the views spectacular roof-top patio while sipping Illy coffee and noshing on mouth-watering treats.  Everything on the menu will be made in house, from the granola and breakfast pastries, to the soup and flatbread pizzas on the lunch menu. The main attraction, naturally, will be the bars!  The “bar” menu includes classic favourites like the LemonBar, the MagicBar (some know it as a Hello Dolly bar) and a ButterBar (who wouldn’t love a Buttertart in a bar) to more whimsically named treats like the ElvisBar (think peanut butter and bananas), SmoreBar (it’s exactly like it sounds) and, sure to be a neighbourhood favourite, the EdgemontBar, a gooey concoction of chocolate, marshmallow, almonds and coconut!BjornBar Bakery


december, 2018

02nov(nov 2)10:00 am13jan(jan 13)5:00 pmLooking at Persepolis: The Camera in Iran, 1850 – 1930 Exhibition

11novAll Day01janHoliday Events at Park Royal

13novAll Day23decWinter Gift Gallery

16novAll Day16decGreat Gifts - Handmade Gifts and Art

17nov(nov 17)10:00 am10mar(mar 10)5:00 pmKevin Schmidt: Reckless

22nov(nov 22)4:00 pm27jan(jan 27)9:00 pmCanyon Lights

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15decAll DayDundarave Festival of Lights

15decAll Day16Christmas in Lower Lonsdale

15decAll Day28Breakfast with Santa - Grouse Mountain

15dec(dec 15)10:00 am16(dec 16)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

15dec1:00 pm2:30 pmHoliday Wreath Making Workshop

15dec3:30 pm4:30 pmHoliday Food and Wine Pairing Seminar

15dec5:00 pm15jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

15dec7:30 pm9:00 pmCarol Ships Shoreside Celebration

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16dec(dec 16)10:00 am17(dec 17)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

16dec11:00 am1:00 pmKids Hot Chocolate & Fun Bun Decorating Workshop

16dec5:00 pm16jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

17decAll Day23Holiday Music at the Market

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17dec(dec 17)10:00 am18(dec 18)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

17dec5:00 pm17jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

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22dec(dec 22)10:00 am23(dec 23)2:00 pmSpot Santa

22dec(dec 22)10:00 am23(dec 23)5:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

22dec5:00 pm22jan9:00 pmHi-Light Festival

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