It's Spring on Vancouver's North Shore
About this time of year, you'll find local residents whispering under their breath, “Rain, rain go away!” We love our rainforest, but by March we are more than ready to welcome a rush of purple, gold and yellow crocuses followed by daffodils and tulips into our gardens. In our hearts, you’ll find we have a particular sweet spot for the blooming Cherry trees that line our neighbourhood streets and our parks. Nothing says spring quite like big clouds of pink and white blossoms fluttering in the wind like confetti and falling to the earth. The sight takes our breath away and renews our spirit that once again – spring has arrived.
Easter Egg Hunting is Once Again in Season - April 4
The egg has always been the symbol for new life, renewal and spring. Vancouver’s North Shore is no exception. The Easter Bunny hops into town for his egg-ceptional Easter Egg Hunts
- Dundarave Village Egg Hunt April 4th 11am
Over 12,000 Easter eggs are hidden or handed out around the village to children of all ages.
- Heywood Park Egg Hunt April 4th 10:30am
Easter egg hunt, crafts, entertainment, bouncy castle (weather permitting) and refreshments.
Easter at Maplewood Farm - April 5
Maplewood Farm is hosting an Easter event on Sunday April 5th. Lambs, goat kids, chicks and bunnies are born this time of year at Maplewood Farm. Maplewood Farm's annual Easter event takes place on Sunday, April 5th from 10am to 12pm. Arrive early for the Easter Egg hunt which starts at 10am! Stay for a fun day with face painting, crafts and pony rides.
Easter at Lonsdale Quay Market - April 5
You will find lots of Easter fun at the Lonsdale Quay Market. On Sunday, April 5th there will be an Easter Egg Hunt, as well as face painting and balloon art for a small fee, and an Easter-themed crafts.
Kids will hunt for five different coloured eggs on the Retail Level of the Market, and then hand in the empty plastic eggs in to receive an Easter Treat Bag! Treat Bags might include chocolate, a free dance class at Perform Art Studios, a hot cross bun from Cobs Bakery, and more treats!
The Easter Bunny will be walking around from 11am to 12pm, then available for pictures on the Retail Level from 12pm to 1pm.
Schedule of Events at Lonsdale Quay Market
10am-10:30am Easter egg hunt (while supplies last)
10am-1:00pm Kids Crafts, face painting and balloon art ($)
11am-1pm Easter Bunny visit
For more info on Easter events on Vancouver's North Shore check out our events page.
Spring is Blooming
To experience our cherry blossoms and spring flowers just take a stroll in any one of our many North Shore parks. Why not start at Park and Tilford Gardens? This European-style garden with eight themed areas on 2.8 acres of land is awash in spring colour. The Oriental Garden with its flowering Japanese Cherry trees is particularly beautiful. If you are in West Vancouver, be sure to visit our seaside parks John Lawson, Dundarave, and Whytecliff for more spring blossoms.
Wildlife is Returning
A great place to see and learn about wildlife in North Vancouver is at the Maplewood Flats Conservation Area. On the second Saturday of each month the Wild Bird Trust of BC offers free tours that are very educational. The trails are flat and easy walking for all ages.
It's a sure sign of spring when Grinder and Coola, the resident orphaned grizzly bears on Grouse Mountain, emerge from their winter hibernation. Book 'Breakfast with the Bears' and get early Mountain access with one of our Wildlife Rangers and an interpretive talk on Grizzlies. You can also visit the bears on your own.
Newborns Arriving @ Maplewood Farm
The miracle of birth never wanes in the spring at Maplewood Farm. Kids and adults flock to the petting zoo to witness all the recent arrivals. Baby goats, rabbits, lambs and calves bring instant smiles to the faces of young and old alike. And the babies are just the beginning! With more than 200 domestic animals and birds, Maplewood Farms offers milking demonstrations and special events year-round.