What To Do This Spring Around Vancouver

8, March 2019 02:43 PM

With spring just around the corner, the sun is starting to make more frequent appearances and temperatures are beginning to rise. This makes it the perfect time to visit some of Metro Vancouver’s most beautiful spots before the crowds start pouring in. Here is a list of our favourite things to see and do this time of the year!

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This is a nice spot to visit year-round, but can often get incredibly busy during the summer months. Here you have the opportunity to walk 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River. Once you reach the other side, there are attractions like Treetops Adventure and the Cliffwalk.

Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

When: Opens at 9am every day of the year (except Christmas Day)

How much? Adults: $46.95, Seniors: $42.95, Students (with ID): $34.95, Youth: $27.95, Child: $14.95, Under 6: Free. BC Residents can also get an annual pass when they purchase their ticket.

cliff walk at cap suspension bridge

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

If you want a free alternative to Capilano Suspension Bridge, check out Lynn Canyon’s suspension bridge. Smaller than Capilano, but still an awesome place to visit for the day with waterfalls and hiking trails nearby.

Where: 3690 Park Road, North Vancouver

lynn canyon suspension bridge


CelticFest 2019

The biggest annual Celtic festival in Western Canada with dancing, food, film, spoken word and much more leading up to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th).

Where: Various venues

When: February 22nd- March 20th

Sea to Sky Gondola

Spend the day in the mountains taking in some of BC’s most beautiful views.

Where: 36800 BC-99, Squamish

When: 10am-5pm

How much? Adult: $43.95, Seniors: $39.95, Youth: $25.95, Child: $15.95, 5 and Under: Free

sea to sky gondola


VanDusen Botanical Garden

Another beautiful attraction in Vancouver, filled with various plants and flowers.

Where: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver

When: 10am-5pm

How much? Adults: $8, Seniors and Youth: $5.50, Child: $4.25, Children Under 3: Free


March and April mark the start of whale-watching season. See grey whales, orcas, and much more of BC’s amazing wildlife while cruising around the coast of Vancouver and surrounding islands.

Where: Tours start from various locations around Vancouver, White Rock and Victoria depending on tour company.

whale watching

Queen Elizabeth Park

A beautiful park with amazing city and mountain views. There’s also the option of visiting the Bloedel Conservatory which is home to tropical birds and plants with a warm temperature inside year-round.

Where: 4600 Cambie St

When: 10am-5pm

How much? Bloedel Conservatory costs $6.75 for adults, $4.55 for seniors and youth, $3.30 for children, and is free for kids under 4 years old.

exotic bird at Bloedel conservatory

Photo from @bloedel_conservatory

Lonsdale Quay Market

A nice place to do your produce shopping, or just browse around and taste various treats. With more than 80 locally owned and operated businesses, Lonsdale Quay Market is a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike.

Where: 123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver

When: 9am-7pm

Blossom at Metropolis

An art installation with over 250,000 cherry blossoms created by the Vancouver interactive-arts company, Hfour.

Where: Grand Court, Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

When: March 5- March 31, 10am-9pm

How much? Free

blossom at metrotown

Cannery Farmers’ Market

Located at the Gulf of Georgia National Historic site in Steveston village, the market sells fresh and handmade products from local vendors.

Where: 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond

When: March 3, 17 and 31st, April 14 & 28, 10am-3pm

Lighthouse Park

Another stunning location just outside the city, Lighthouse Park boasts views of the Pacific Ocean and Point Atkinson Lighthouse. A great spot to go hiking with your friends, family, dog, or solo. It’s also an awesome spot for a picnic, just remember to take your trash with you when you leave!

Where: 4902 Beacon Lane, West Vancouver

lighthouse park

Whatever your schedule is like, you're sure to have an abundance of activities to choose from this spring!






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