The Vancouver Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada holds a car rally on Easter Sunday most years at Trev Deeley Motorcycles on Boundary Road.
A number of years ago the event used to take place in front of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. More recently, however, its starting venue is in the parking lot of the popular motorcycle dealership instead.
ALL BRITISH FIELD MEET
The Vancouver Easter Vintage Car Rally isn’t the only event in the spring where you can see lots of incredible vintage cars. One of the Lower Mainland’s biggest, best and most impressive car shows takes place in May. If you like collectible vehicles, especially British ones, then you definitely want to check out the All British Field Meet at VanDusen Garden! In 2023 it happened on May 20th. It’s an amazing event!
Vintage Car Club Easter Gathering
Collectible vintage cars and their owners gather in the parking lot of Trev Deeley Motorcycles on Easter Sunday each year. The dealership is at 1875 Boundary Road (which is on the border between Vancouver and Burnaby).
Over 70 collectible vehicles show up at the motorcycle dealership in the morning. They then set off on a “mystery drive” to a yet-to-be-disclosed location.
Expect to see dozens of beautiful antique and other classic vehicles turn out for the event. Many hundreds of people do as well.
About the Car Rally
Vehicles typically arrive between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. The venue’s parking lot scene is spectacular! You don’t need to be a vintage car enthusiast to appreciate the collection of automobiles on display.
At the event there is everything – from antique Fords to Corvettes, Firebirds and every kind of vintage collectible you can imagine.
At around noon the cars depart from their starting venue in procession, for a road tour around the city to a final secret destination. It’s a fun event for the vintage car participants, but also for everyone who sees them.
Car Rally Details
The Easter Car Rally usually takes place on Easter Sunday at Trev Deeley Motorcycles at 1875 Boundary Road. Cars gather there between around 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.
At noon participants depart for a tour around the city before arriving at a yet undisclosed location. The destination is announced just before the procession of cars heads out.
Admission to the morning event in past years was free for the public. It costs about $5 or $10 or so per non-member participating vehicle.
Mark your calendars for this fabulous Easter Sunday event each year. If you like collectible cars you won’t want to miss it! It’s like a giant antique Hot Wheels museum outdoors!
For ideas on other things to do on the Easter Long Weekend, click Easter Activities.
To learn more about the organization behind the Easter Car Rally, check out the Vancouver Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada‘s website.
For a list of other special events throughout the year, see Vancouver’s Festivals & Events Calendar.
If you like collectible cars, other events you might be interested in at other times of the year include the following:
- Vancouver International Auto Show – featuring mostly modern vehicles at the Vancouver Convention Centre in late March and/or early April.
- Vancouver All British Field Meet (ABFM) – a car show at VanDusen Garden featuring over 500 British-built vehicles on the May long weekend.
- Fort Langley May Day Fair and Parade – a community parade in Fort Langley that typically features antique vehicles on the May long weekend.
- Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community event that includes an antique car show in Tsawwassen on the August long weekend.
- Vancouver Classic Car Toy Run – a small car rally from Port Moody to Vancouver that collects donations for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau in September.
- Vancouver’s Luxury & Supercar Weekend – a large car show featuring exotic vehicles at Richmond’s Olympic Oval in the summer.
For information about all of the above and other Lower Mainland car-related events, see our article about Vancouver Car Shows.