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Vancouver Easter Vintage Car Rally at Trev Deeley

Red Antiques at Car Rally

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.


Vintage Car Club Easter Gathering

In 2018 Easter Sunday was on April 1, which also, incidentally, was April Fool’s Day. On that day over 70 vintage cars gathered in the parking lot of Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver before heading out on a “mystery drive” to a yet-to-be-disclosed location.

In 2019 Easter Sunday was on April 21st and the event again took place at Trev Deeley Motorcycles. Unfortunately, the 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19 and the event probably didn’t run in 2021 either (at least not in its normal format). The event returned on Sunday, April 17th in 2022 at Trev Deeley Motorcycles. It will likely take place in 2023 as well. Exact details, however, are to be confirmed.

In normal years, expect to see dozens of beautiful antique and other classic vehicles turn out for the event, as do hundreds of people.


Easter Car Rally at Trev Deeley Motorcycle
Classic cars in the Trev Deeley parking lot


About the Car Rally

Vehicles typically arrive between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm and 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 or so the cars depart from their starting venue in procession, for a road tour around the city to a final secret destination. It is a fun event for the vintage car participants, but also for everyone that sees them.


Vancouver Easter Car Rally
Easter Car Rally at previous Space Centre venue


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 and 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!


Car Rally by Maritime Museum
Car rally vehicles by the Maritime Museum


Other Information

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:

For information about all of the above and other Lower Mainland car-related events, see our article about Vancouver Car Shows.