These are our recommendations for things to do in March & April:
- Go Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing is the perfect winter sport for everyone. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! All three North Shore mountains Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mt. Seymour have scenic snowshoe trails.
- Visit Maplewood Farm
Plan a visit to Maplewood Farm with your family to see the latest spring-time arrivals at the farm.
- Visit the Artists for Kids Gallery
The Gordon Smith Gallery Canadian Art in North Vancouver is home to the acclaimed Artists for Kids Gallery. The Artists for Kids program has been acquiring masterworks from Canada’s leading artists for more than 20 years. Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday 12-5pm and Saturday 10:30am-3pm. Suggested donation $5/adult and kids are free.
- Visit Lonsdale Quay Market
The Lonsdale Quay Market is a great place to visit with kids. On the second floor of the market there are many kids stores and a free ballroom for young children. There are many places to grab at bite in the Market, including a food court that offers many choices for snacks, lunch or dinner. After you explore the market, be sure to head for the waterfront plaza and enjoy the scenic view.
- Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Get outdoors and experience thrills at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure. There is lots of space for children explore, and well-behaved dogs on leashes are permitted. If you are a BC resident and are planning a return visit, BC residents enjoy unlimited admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for one full year from date of purchase. Ask about this offer when you are purchasing your tickets.
- Go Fly a Kite
Go fly a kit, or walk your dog, at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. There is lots of space to run along the beach or on the grass at Ambleside Park. On a windy day this is a great spot to fly a kite. If you are traveling with your dog, check out Ambleside Park's dog friendly beach at the north end of the park.
- Hike in Lynn Canyon Park
Go for a hike in Lynn Canyon Park, walk across the Suspension Bridge and take in Twin Falls. Stop at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre for some learning and fun.
Hide and seek a Geocache with the family.
- Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Toby’s Restaurant in North Vancouver. Toby's offers Irish and Celtic inspired dishes with an influence of eastern spices. Toby’s also carries a healthy and delicious kids menu too. Or enjoy a pint at one of our local neighbourhood pubs.
- Shop at Park Royal
Park Royal is the largest shopping centre on the North Shore. There are over 280 unique shops, restaurants and services in the North Mall, South Mall and Park Royal Village.
The Village at Park Royal is an open-air destination for foodies, fashionistas and everyone in between. The Village is a pedestrian friendly outdoor shopping environment with a diverse mix of retailers. The recent Village expansion includes: LUSH, The Men’s Club, Sephora, Anthropologie, J.Crew, LOFT, Aritzia. and Zara.