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April in Vancouver

April’s 2022 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

  • Friday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day
  • April 15 – Good Friday (statutory holiday)
  • April 17 – Easter Sunday (Easter Long Weekend)
  • Friday, April 22 Earth Day

 

April Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in April 2022. Alternatively, for a list of events that cost nothing or only very little, see our article about Free Events in April.

(Note: Schedules are subject to change. As a result, see official event websites for the most up-to-date details.)

 


To jump to a specific week, click on any of the following:

April 1-3 | April 4-10 | April 11-17 | April 18-24 | April 25-30


 

Friday, April 1, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Festival du Bois – today features music with Jocelyn Pettit as well as Contra Night dancing with the Sybaritic String Band in Coquitlam.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Dam Naughty Nites.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight.

 

Festival du Bois

 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Festival du Bois – today features music with the North Shore Celtic Ensemble, The McDades, Le Winston Band, Le Diable à Cinq, Will’s Jams, Ginalina and other musicians.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Dam Naughty Nites.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight.

Saturday Markets

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Festival du Bois – today features music with the Métis Jiggers, The McDades, Le Winston Band, Le Diable à Cinq, Will’s Jams, Ginalina and other musicians.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music this afternoon.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the Canucks play against Vegas at Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play against Spokane at the Langley Events Centre in the final game of the regular season.
  • Free Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.

Sunday Markets

 


Week of April 4th to 10th

April 1-3 | April 4-10 | April 11-17 | April 18-24 | April 25-30


 

Monday, April 4, 2022

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight.
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Whose Dam Line is it Anyway comedy improv.

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Friday, April 8, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Dam Naughty Nites.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight.

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight.

 

Taves Farm Adult Easter Egg Hunt

 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Dam Naughty Nites.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight.

Saturday Markets

 

Easter in Vancouver

 

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music this afternoon. (TBC)

Sunday Markets

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 


Week of April 11th to 17th

April 1-3 | April 4-10 | April 11-17 | April 18-24 | April 25-30


 

Monday, April 11, 2022

  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • TED Conference – a world-famous conference that costs thousands of dollars to attend and features guest speakers like Bill Gates and Elon Musk.
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best Parks and Places in Nature.
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

 

The Big Easter Run

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival in Chilliwack.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Indigenous Canoe Cultures. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • TED Conference – a world-famous conference that costs thousands of dollars to attend and features guest speakers like Bill Gates and Elon Musk.
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best Parks and Places in Nature.

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island. Tonight features both The Playground and Drag at the Improv.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight. (TBC)
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Whose Dam Line is it Anyway comedy improv.

 

Spring Fling Boat Party

 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Dam Naughty Nites.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight. (TBC)

 

The Big Easter Run

 

Saturday, April 16, 2022

  • Easter Long Weekend – click this link for a list of Easter-related things to do.
  • Spring Fling Boat Party – a party boat cruise with Vancouver Boat Parties in the waters around the city.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Indigenous Canoe Cultures. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade – an East Indian festival and procession of people beginning at the Ross Street Temple and making its way around South Vancouver. (Note: The parade was cancelled in 2022, but a smaller event still took place at the Khalsa Diwan Temple.)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival in Chilliwack.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – at Riley Park and Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium.

Easter Events and Activities

Shows, Sports & Other Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show.
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Dam Naughty Nites.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight.
  • Canada Rugby Sevens – a major international rugby tournament at BC Place Stadium featuring over a dozen different countries including Canada. (The event was going to happen in February, but then got postponed until this weekend.)
  • Billy Jean King Cup – Canada plays against Latvia in the World Cup of Tennis at the PNE Coliseum.

 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is FlyOver Iceland.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show.
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.

Sunday Markets

 


Week of April 18th to 24th

April 1-3 | April 4-10 | April 11-17 | April 18-24 | April 25-30


 

Monday, April 18, 2022

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

  • 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. The event usually happens at Sunset Beach Park. This year, however, a similar but different event happens instead in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival in Chilliwack.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Indigenous Canoe Cultures. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place.
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best Parks and Places in Nature.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight. (TBC)
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Whose Dam Line is it Anyway comedy improv.

 

Improv Centre

 

Friday, April 22, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Dam Naughty Nites.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight. (TBC)
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – First Nations music and dancing at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

  • Super Saturday at FRDC – the Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts a special event in New Westminster. The event is specially designed for families with children ages 6 and older, but everyone is welcome. (Note: This event normally happens on the last Saturday of the month, but today this month instead.) Guided tours are also available in the afternoon.
  • Earth Day Events – Earth Day was officially yesterday, on April 22. A variety of Earth Day events happen today though including ones in Stanley Park, South Vancouver, North Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge and Chilliwack.
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event presented by the Dancers of Damelahamid.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public in Surrey.
  • Surrey Vaisakhi Parade – Punjabi New Year celebrations beginning by the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey. As many as 300,000 people attend! (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

Featured Attractions

Shows & Entertainment

  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – First Nations music and dancing at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Dam Naughty Nites.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight. (TBC)

Saturday Markets

 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is The Real Wild West.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music this afternoon. (TBC)

Sunday Markets

 


Week of April 25th to 30th

April 1-3 | April 4-10 | April 11-17 | April 18-24 | April 25-30


 

Monday, April 25, 2022

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Indigenous Canoe Cultures. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is The Real Wild West.
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

  • New Westminster Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the Canucks play against L.A. at Rogers Arena in the final game of the regular season.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Indigenous Canoe Cultures. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

Shows & Entertainment

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is The Real Wild West.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island.
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place with its Alegria show. (TIP: See our article about Cirque du Soleil to learn about 2-for-1 tickets at a different circus coming to Vancouver too!)
  • Guilt & Company – live entertainment at the music venue in Gastown.
  • Deep Cove Brewery – the craft beer brewery and distillery in North Vancouver has live music tonight. (TBC)
  • Giggle Dam – dinner and live entertainment in Port Coquitlam. Tonight features Whose Dam Line is it Anyway comedy improv.

 

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festivals

 

Friday, April 29, 2022

 

HMS Pinafore at Vancouver Opera

 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

 

Other Events in April 2022

The following events may or may not also take place in April 2022 (with details to be confirmed).

 

Festivals and Events

  • Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade – an East Indian festival and procession of people beginning at the Ross Street Temple and making its way around South Vancouver. (In mid-April.) (TBC)
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey. (Not happening in 2022.)
  • Port Moody Food Truck Festival – at Inlet Park in Port Moody. The event features close to 30 food truck and artisan vendors. There is also live music and admission is free. (TBC)
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show at Tradex in Abbotsford. (April 15-17, 2022)
  • Harrison Uncorked – a wine festival at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening this month.)
  • BC Distilled – an artisan distillery festival spirits-tasting event at the Croatian Cultural Centre. (Happening on April 9th in 2022.)
  • Make It Vancouver – a giant craft market at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening this month.)
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions. (Not happening in 2022. That being said, the comic opera HMS Pinafore shows on April 30 and May 5, 7 & 8.)
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring more than 150 wines from over a dozen different countries. (The festival has taken place in February and May in past years, but happens in April in 2023.)

 

Sporting Events

 

Markets

  • The Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market featuring dozens of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex in Abbotsford. (It sometimes happens in April, but not in 2022.)
  • 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). (TBC)

 

Shows & Entertainment

  • Jazz in the Vine – live Jazz on a weekday at a winery in Langley. (TBC)
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre. (TBC)
  • Roedde Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – live music on a Thursday at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street). (TBC)
  • The Flying Dutchman – the Vancouver Opera presents the opera by Richard Wagner about a sailor, his daughter and their encounter with a ghost at sea. The show is in German with English surtitles at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (April 29 and May 4 & 7 in 2023.)
  • Free Jazz Vespers (on Sundays)
    • At 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBC)
    • At Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation. (To be confirmed.)

 

Easter-Related Events

  • Eggciting Easter Hop – egg-hunting and other family-friendly activities at VanDusen Garden. (Not happening in 2022.)
  • Easter Bash at Broadway Church – the church at 2700 East Broadway hosts its annual free Easter event which includes pony rides, bouncy structures, games and thousands of Easter eggs to find. Admission is free, but tickets need to be “purchased” in advance. (This event hasn’t happened since the start of COVID and likely isn’t taking place this year either.)
  • Easter at Maan Farms – family-friendly activities in Abbotsford.
  • Vancouver Easter Brunches – fancy brunches happen at a number of restaurants on the Sunday of the long weekend.

 

Garden and Spring-Related Events

  • Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival – a series of spring events. (April 1 to 28, 2022.)
  • 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. (Taking place in an online format on April 10 in 2022.)
  • Bike the Blossoms – a free cycling event that’s part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. (Not likely happening in 2022.)
  • Cherry Jam Concert – a free performance outside the Burrard Street SkyTrain Station on a weekday in early April (but not in 2022).
  • O Hanami at Nikkei Place – a Japanese festival celebrating cherry blossom season at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby. (Not likely happening this month.)

 

Earth Day and Other Environment-Related Events

  • Earth Day – the official day is on April 22nd but more Earth Day events take place on the weekend just before or after than they do on the official date most years. Environment-related activities happen most years in Surrey, Stanley Park, UBC, Everett Crowley Park and North Vancouver (but with 2022 details to be confirmed).
  • Earth Day Parade – a small parade and festival attracting up to 2000 people on Commercial Drive and at Grandview Park. (TBC)

 

Other Events

  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm on the last Thursday of the month. (TBC)
  • 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). (TBC)
  • Pass Holder Appreciation Day – season’s ticket holders at Mt. Seymour get to take a friend skiing for free (on a specific day in the month). (TBC)
  • Burnaby Farmers Market – in the north parking lot at Burnaby City Hall. (Not starting until May in 2022.)

 


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.