The countdown is officially on for the Easter Long Weekend in YVR. Go ahead, breath a sigh of relief knowing that you’ll (hopefully) score a four-day weekend and plenty of quality couch time to go with it. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, we’ve got plenty of entertaining options to help fill up the glorious days that lie ahead…
Use this weekend as a way to get better acquainted with nearly 30 different premier craft spirits producers from BC. One of the largest of its kind in Canada, this festival celebrates all-things local and features several key events you’ll want to factor into your Easter plans. First off, Good Friday plays host to an official Whiskey Preview Tasting while Saturday is the festivals Main Tasting – where you’ll definitely want to score yourself a designated driver. Enjoy sampling a variety of spirits including: gin, aged gin, vodka, brandies, different styles of liqueur and more.
Use this weekend as the perfect excuse to get out of town for the day and dust off those green thumbs at the first annual Abbotsford Tulip Festival. Seriously, what’s better than a leisurely drive out of the city on a beautiful day where you’ll be met with a sea of colour against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and plenty of fresh air? Make a day of it and bring your own lunch as well as something to put your own freshly picked tulips in for the trip back home.
Need another excuse to ditch the couch for something more Easter-themed this weekend? Why not head up the Sea to Sky Gondola for the ultimate outdoor Easter Egg Hunt followed by west coast inspired brunch. Obviously this one is geared toward the kids – so make it a family affair and enjoy an entire day thousands of feet above sea level. Take in the west coast scene as you explore a seemingly endless network of trails, check out the suspension bridge and work up an appetite while you’re at it.
What else goes better with chocolate than a glass of BC wine? How about kicking off your Easter festivities by heading over to Township 7 Vineyards to partake in their 10th annual Easter Festival. This all-day festival takes place on Sunday and benefits Ronald McDonald House of BC – featuring live music, a deluxe petting zoo, treats and; of course a sampling of their new releases.
Saturday afternoon, lace up those skates for a cause and head to this annual beer league hockey battle that benefits Britannia After School Hockey. Featuring nearly 20 local craft breweries pouring tasters on the concourse and an action-packed tournament with four craft brewery teams battling it out – its guaranteed to be boozy-fun that will help round out your Easter Long Weekend plans perfectly.
Hopefully this article helps you on what do in Vancouver on Easter Long Weekend.