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APRIL Events in Vancouver 2020

April in Vancouver

April’s 2020 Vancouver calendar features dates and events in the Lower Mainland including shows, concerts, spring festivals, markets and Easter events.


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Vancouver April Calendar of Events

  • April 1 – April Fool’s Day
  • April 10 – Good Friday (statutory holiday)
  • April 12 – Easter Sunday (Easter Long Weekend)
  • April 22 Earth Day

April Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in April 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, many major venues have closed temporarily and large events have been either cancelled or postponed. We are trying our best to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and cancellations. Exact details about specific events and activities, however, may be “to be determined” and subject to change. For a list of venues and events impacted by the pandemic click Cancelled & Closed Coronavirus-Related Events.

 


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April 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Iceblandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best parks and places in nature (just make sure to stay 6 feet away from any other folk out there).

Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • New Westminster Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Cherry Jam Concert – a free performance outside the Burrard Street SkyTrain Station from noon until 1:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be (so long as you remain far enough away from other people)!

Friday, April 3, 2020

  • O Hanami at Nikkei Place – a Japanese festival celebrating cherry blossom season at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby. Today’s event runs from 6 until 10 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Cherry Jam Concert – a free performance outside the Burrard Street SkyTrain Station from noon until 1:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • BC Rock & Gem Show – presented by the BC Lapidary Society and featuring over 40 rock and crystal artists and vendors at the Abbotsford Ag-Rec Building at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford. (CANCELLED)
  • 5th Annual A Night in the Life – a fundraiser in support of Directions Youth Services, this is an event that involves a 3-hour, daytime immersive experience of youth homelessness. (POSTPONED)
  • Strike for a Green New Deal – a climate strike organized by students outside Vancouver City Hall starting at noon. (CANCELLED)
  • Art World Expo – a large art event at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver. (POSTPONED)
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month). (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Friday Night Live – live music and guest artists in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Tonight features the Songscape Duo of Madeline Miskie-Jaege and Frank Chu. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (CANCELLED)

Saturday, April 4, 2020

  • O Hanami at Nikkei Place – a Japanese festival celebrating cherry blossom season at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby. Today’s event runs from 11 am until 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Art World Expo – a large art event at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver. (POSTPONED)
  • BC Distilled – an artisan distillery festival spirits-tasting event at the Croatian Cultural Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • International Pillow Fight Day – a mass pillow fight takes place in the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street at 3 pm sharp. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • BC Rock & Gem Show – presented by the BC Lapidary Society and featuring over 40 rock and crystal artists and vendors at the Abbotsford Ag-Rec Building at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour and the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – a soccer game vs. Real Salt Lake at BC Place Stadium. (CANCELLED)
  • Saturday Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – at Riley Park and Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium (at 4601 Ontario Street) from 10 am until 2 pm. (TBD)
    • New Westminster Winter Farmers Market – in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster from 11 am until 3 pm. (CANCELLED, but now taking place at Tipperary Park on Thursday evenings instead.)
    • Burnaby Farmers Market – in the north parking lot at Burnaby City Hall between 10 am and 2 pm. (TBD)

    • The Olde Farmhouse MarketThe Olde Farmhouse – a vintage market featuring dozens of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex at 1190 Cornell Street in Abbotsford. Admission is $7 for one day or $9 for both days. Children 12 and under are free. (POSTPONED until May 30 & 31.)

    • Squamish Farmers Market – first market of the season at the corner of Victoria Street and Cleveland Avenue in Squamish from 10 am to 3 pm. (POSTPONED until May.)
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World. (POSTPONED unitl May.)
    • Eastside Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver (about 1.2 km from Science World). (CANCELLED)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am. (CANCELLED)

Sunday, April 5, 2020

  • Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival – a free event at Gary Point Park near Steveston Village. Activities include Japanese dancing, Taiko drumming, kite flying and other cultural activities and entertainment. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Art World Expo – a large art event at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver. (POSTPONED)
  • BC Rock & Gem Show – presented by the BC Lapidary Society and featuring over 40 rock and crystal artists and vendors at the Abbotsford Ag-Rec Building at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Sunday Markets

    • The Olde FarmhouseThe Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market featuring dozens of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex at 1190 Cornell Street in Abbotsford. Admission is $7 for one day or $9 for both days. Children 12 and under are free. (POSTPONED until May 30 & 31.)

    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World. (CANCELLED)
    • Eastside Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver (about 1.2 km from Science World). (CANCELLED)
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant flea market at Abbotsford Exhibition Park from 6 am to 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver with Jamie Croil performing. Admission is by donation. (CANCELLED)
    • At West Vancouver’s St. Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 22nd Street at 4 pm. (CANCELLED)

 


Week of April 6th to 12th

April 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


 

Monday, April 6, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best parks and places in nature (so long as you can stay far enough away from other people).

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (but only if sunny weather). Free! (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, April 9, 2020

  • New Westminster Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Roedde Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – tonight features Bill Coon and Cameron Wilson at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street). Tickets cost $12 to $15. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)

Easter in Vancouver

Friday, April 10, 2020

  • Good Friday (Statutory Holiday)
    • Click Easter Long Weekend for a comprehensive list of other fun Easter-related things to do. (Note: Most events will be cancelled for 2020 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.)
    • Easter at the Cannery – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. (CANCELLED)
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver. Although the in-house theatre production in Lynn Valley isn’t happening due to concerns about COVID-19, shows are still taking place online (and for free)! Click FNL on TwitchTV to see the show livestreamed. The feed opens at 7 pm, the band starts at around 7:30 and the main show begins at 8 pm.
  • Vancouver Chamber Choira Good Friday St. John Passion concert featuring music by Bach along with the Evangelist Pacific Baroque Orchestra at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)

Saturday, April 11, 2020

  • Easter Long Weekend – click this link for a comprehensive list of Easter-related things to do (although most will likely be cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus).
  • Easter at the Cannery – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. (CANCELLED)
  • Easter Bash at Broadway Church – the church at 2700 East Broadway hosts its annual free Easter event which includes pony rides, bouncy structures for kids to play in, games and thousands of Easter eggs to find. Admission is free, but tickets need to be “purchased” in advance. (CANCELLED)
  • Diez Vista 50 Km Trail Run – a 50-km run through rugged forested trails in Belcarra Regional Park in Port Moody. (POSTPONED)
  • Big Picnic – a free cherry blossom-viewing event at Queen Elizabeth Park from 12 until 3 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – a soccer game vs. Los Angeles Football Club at BC Place Stadium. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Saturday Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – at Riley Park and Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium (at 4601 Ontario Street) from 10 am until 2 pm. (TBD)
    • Squamish Farmers Market – at the corner of Victoria Street and Cleveland Avenue in Squamish from 10 am to 3 pm. (POSTPONED until May.)
    • Burnaby Farmers Market – in the north parking lot at Burnaby City Hall between 10 am and 2 pm. (TBD)
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World. (CANCELLED.)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am. (CANCELLED)
  • Rockstar Puddle Party – a costume contest, BBQ, beer garden and skiing into water at Mt. Seymour from noon until 3 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour and the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Port Moody Food Truck Festival – at Inlet Park at 3000 Murray Street in Port Moody. The event runs from 11 am until around 6 pm and features close to 30 food truck and artisan vendors. There is also live music and admission is free. (CANCELLED)

Sunday, April 12, 2020

  • Easter Sunday – various Easter Long Weekend activities around the Lower Mainland.
    • River District Golden Easter Celebration – a golden egg hunt and other free family-friendly activities take place at River District Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
    • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – special Easter-related activities today at Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
    • Easter at the Cannery – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. (CANCELLED)
    • Click Vancouver Easter Brunches for a list of places offering fancy buffet brunches (although most if not all will likely be cancelled).
    • Click Easter Long Weekend for a comprehensive list of other fun Easter-related things to do (although most will likely be cancelled).
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Markets
  • Jazz Vespers (by donation)
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 


Week of April 13th to 19th

April 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


 

Monday, April 13, 2020

  • Easter Monday – various Easter Long Weekend activities around the Lower Mainland.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (but only if sunny weather). Free! (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features a special Secrets of the Penthouse Tour at 6:30 pm, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields is open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)

Vancouver TheatreSports

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • New Westminster Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Jazz in the Vine – live Jazz with Blue Moon Marquee at the Glass House Estate Winery in Langley. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).

Friday, April 17, 2020

  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver. Although the in-house theatre production in Lynn Valley isn’t happening due to concerns about COVID-19, shows are still taking place online (and for free)! The feed opens at 7 pm, the band starts at around 7:30 and the main show begins at 8 pm. Today features Celtic musician Amy Stephen.
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 24th year at Tradex in Abbotsford. (POSTPONED until October 9-11, 2020)
  • Harrison Uncorked – a wine festival at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).

Saturday, April 18, 2020

  • Earth Day – the official day is on April 22nd but more Earth Day events take place today than they do on the official date in 2020. Earth Day activities likely happen in Surrey, Stanley Park, UBC, Everett Crowley Park and North Vancouver (but with details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade – an East Indian festival and procession of people beginning at the Ross Street Temple and making its way around South Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Harrison Uncorked – a wine festival at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Sakura Days Japan Fair – Japanese music, food and cultural performances at VanDusen Garden as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. (CANCELLED)
  • Party for the Planet – Earth Day celebrations in Surrey that include free concerts and other live entertainment. (CANCELLED)
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 24th year at Tradex in Abbotsford. (POSTPONED until October 9-11, 2020)
  • Earth Day Parade – a small parade and festival attracting up to 2000 people on Commercial Drive and at Grandview Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Saturday Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – at Riley Park and Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium (at 4601 Ontario Street) from 10 am until 2 pm. (TBD, but likely OPEN.)
    • New Westminster Winter Farmers Market – in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster from 11 am until 3 pm. (CANCELLED, but now taking place at Tipperary Park on Thursday evenings instead.)
    • Burnaby Farmers Market – in the north parking lot at Burnaby City Hall between 10 am and 2 pm. (OPEN)
    • Squamish Farmers Market – at the corner of Victoria Street and Cleveland Avenue in Squamish from 10 am to 3 pm. (POSTPONED until May.)
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World. (CANCELLED)
    • Eastside Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver (about 1.2 km from Science World). (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour and the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)

FlyOver Iceland at FlyOver Canada

Sunday, April 19, 2020

  • Vancouver Sun Run – a major running race involving as many as 50,000 participants. (CANCELLED)
  • Burns Bog Pilgrimage – an afternoon Earth Day-related event at the Delta Nature Reserve at 10389 Nordel Court in Delta. (CANCELLED)
  • Sakura Days Japan Fair – Japanese music, food and cultural performances at VanDusen Garden as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival from 10 am until 5 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 24th year at Tradex in Abbotsford. (POSTPONED until October 9-11, 2020)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. At the garden today there is also a plant sale. (CANCELLED)
  • Sunday Markets
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE. (TBD, but likely OPEN.)
    • Cannery Farmers Market – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery at 12138 Fourth Avenue in Steveston Village from 10 am until 3 pm. (CANCELLED)
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – from 10 am until 2 pm at Port Moody’s rec centre at 300 Ioco Road. (TBD, but likely OPEN.)
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a large market at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey from 6 am until 3 pm. (CANCELLED)
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World. (CANCELLED)
    • Eastside Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver (about 1.2 km from Science World). (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant flea market at Abbotsford Exhibition Park from 6 am to 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (CANCELLED)
    • At 4 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street. Today’s musical performance is Gretta Matassa. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 4 pm. (CANCELLED)

 


Week of April 20th to 26th

April 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


 

Monday, April 20, 2020

  • Earth Day – celebrations normally take place throughout Metro Vancouver (although this year most if not all will be cancelled due to COVID-19).
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • 420 Vancouver – an annual protest and celebratory gathering of people who like to smoke marijuana. It attracts thousands and is either an event you’ll want to stay away from or go see out of curiosity and the interesting smells. In 2020 it happens at Sunset Beach Park at 1204 Beach Avenue and usually includes a free concert. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (but only if sunny weather). Free! (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver. Although the in-house theatre production in Lynn Valley isn’t happening due to concerns about COVID-19, shows are still taking place online (and for free)! Today features musician Shawn Bullshields.
  • Refresh Spring Market – a large market featuring locally-made and curated goods from 4 until 9 pm at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park at 39645 Government Road in Squamish. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month). (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).

Kidsworld Program

Saturday, April 25, 2020

  • Earth Day at Everett Crowley Park – a small Earth Day-related event in South Vancouver from 11 am until 3 pm. (likely CANCELLED)
  • Surrey Vaisakhi Parade Punjabi New Year celebrations beginning by the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple at 12885-85th Avenue in Surrey. As many as 300,000 people attend! (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour and the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)

  • Chilliwack Tulip FestivalChilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)

  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. Today features the garden’s official Open House & Plant Sale event. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festivals


Sunday, April 26, 2020

  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • VanDusen Plant Sale – a giant plant sale and FREE admission to the VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED)
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (CANCELLED)
  • Daffodil Dash – a 1K walk and 5K run to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Multiple runs are being held in Greater Vancouver such as at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park, Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park and Vancouver at Creekside Park. (POSTPONED until June 2020, but to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler (CANCELLED).
  • Sunday Markets
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – last market of the season from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Park by the PNE. (TBD, but likely OPEN.)
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market last day of the season for the market from 10 am until 2 pm at the Port Moody Rec Centre at 300 Ioco Road. (TBD, but likely OPEN.)
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a large market at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey from 6 am until 3 pm. (CANCELLED)
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World. (CANCELLED)
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant flea market at Abbotsford Exhibition Park from 6 am to 4 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (CANCELLED)
    • At 4 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver. Today’s event features the music of Jennifer Hayes. (CANCELLED)
    • At 4 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street. Today features big band music with Jazz Connexion & Steve Maddock. (CANCELLED)

 


Week of April 27th to 30th

April 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


 

Monday, April 27, 2020

  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (but only if sunny weather). Free! (CANCELLED)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 10 am and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • New Westminster Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Giving Hope Gala – a fundraising event at the Teahouse in Stanley Park at 7501 Stanley Park Drive from 5 until 10 pm. Tickets cost $100 and proceeds benefit the Save Your Skin Foundation. (POSTPONED)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month). (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions. (CANCELLED)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (CANCELLED)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show. (CANCELLED)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm. (CANCELLED)

Other Events in April 2020

The following events would likely also have taken place in April 2020 if it weren’t for the coronavirus pandemic (but with details to be confirmed).

  • Pass Holder Appreciation Day – season’s ticket holders at Mt. Seymour get to take a friend skiing for free. (CANCELLED)
  • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED)
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey (weather permitting). (CANCELLED)
  • Eggciting Easter Hop – egg-hunting (for children ages 0-5) and other family-friendly activities at VanDusen Garden. (CANCELLED)
  • Make It Vancouver – a giant craft market at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street (April 17 to 19, 2020). (CANCELLED)
  • Easter Vintage Car Rally – a gathering of over 90 vintage vehicles on Easter Sunday. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Bike the Blossoms – a free cycling event that’s part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. The 10 to 12-km route runs from 11 am to 1 pm starting at Trout Lake. (CANCELLED)
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. (Not taking place in 2020.)

April Weather and Activities

For information on what to expect weather-wise in the month of April and for a list of recommended activities, click April Weather and Top Activities.


For a list of what to do over the Easter Long Weekend, click Easter Activities.

To return to the top of the page, click April Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click May Calendar of Events.

 

 

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