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Vancouver’s 2019 March calendar features key dates and events in the Lower Mainland including recommended Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day activities.


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Vancouver’s March Events Calendar

March Events in the Lower Mainland

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month. Note: schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.


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March 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


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Friday, March 1, 2019

  • Fan Expo Vancouver – a comic and superhero convention at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional films at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Brazilian Carnaval – a Brazilian-themed fiesta featuring Sambacouver, Bloco Sambatá, Samba Fusion and DJ Nanda at the Harbour Event Centre at 750 Pacific Boulevard. Tickets cost $15 to $45.
  • BC Sportsmen’s Show – the province’s biggest event for fishing, hunting, boating and other outdoor activities at Tradex in Abbotsford. Admission is $12 to $15.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – vs. Kelowna at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival.
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a series of wine events at various venues.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • Fan Expo Vancouver – a comic and superhero convention at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional films at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game vs. Minnesota United FC at BC Place Stadium.
  • Talking Stick Festival – the last day of a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the Métis Fair at the Roundhouse Community Centre from noon until 4 pm.
  • BC Sportsmen’s Show – the province’s biggest event for fishing, hunting, boating and other outdoor activities at Tradex in Abbotsford. Admission is $12 to $15.
  • BC Bike Show – a bicycle trade show featuring road bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes and cycling equipment at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Admission is $10 to $12.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a series of wine events at various venues.
  • Markets
  • Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Run – a run, jog and walk 5 km and 10.4 km event at Stanley Park.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am.

Free Events and Activities in March

Sunday, March 3, 2019

  • Fan Expo Vancouver – a comic and superhero convention at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Walk in Her Shoes – a fundraising event for Care Canada that includes a 10,000-step walk starting at the Creekside Community Centre at 1 Athletes Way in Vancouver’s Olympic Village. The event also includes live music, vendors, child-friendly activities, hot drinks, guest speakers, information about the charity, a silent auction and prizes. Registration costs $25.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional films at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • BC Sportsmen’s Show – the province’s biggest event for fishing, hunting, boating and other outdoor activities at Tradex in Abbotsford. Admission is $12 to $15.
  • BC Bike Show – a bicycle trade show featuring road bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes and cycling equipment at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Admission is $10 to $12.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – vs. Kamloops at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a series of wine events at various venues.
  • The Klezmer Community Project – a hands-on celebration of Yiddish culture through music and dance on the Sundays of February 24th and March 3rd and 10th from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Peretz Centre at 6184 Ash Street in Vancouver. Tickets cost between about $70 and $88 to attend all three events.
  • Sunday Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in Vancouver. (Formerly at St. Andrew’s Wesley across the street.)
    • With the Nick Apivor Band at West Vancouver’s Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 22nd Street at 4 pm.

 


Week of March 4th to 10th

March 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019


  • FlyOver AmericaFlyoverCanada – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional films at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features the Backspin Bluegrass Band from 1 to 3 pm.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.

Friday, March 8, 2019

  • International Women’s Day
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Monster Jam – a monster trucks event at the PNE.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Made In Cuba: Cuba Vibra! – a show highlighting Cuba and its roots, dances, music and culture. Expect to see bulerías, seguidilla, chachachá, mambo, rumba, conga, bolero and more at the Massey Theatre at 735 8th Avenue in New Westminster.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

  • Daylight Savings Day is tomorrow! Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour forward before you go to bed!
  • Tip a Wee Dram – a whisky-tasting fundraising event at the Scottish Cultural Centre.
  • Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival – featuring BC craft beers and appetizers from local restaurants at the Westwood Plateau Golf Club in Coquitlam.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • ABRA Cadabra: A Tribute to ABBA – at the Massey Theatre at 735 8th Avenue in New Westminster. Tickets are $35 to $53 (plus fees).
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Lucky Cat Affair – a championship and pet cat show in Abbotsford.
  • Sporting Events
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street from 10 am until 2 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

  • Daylight Savings Day – don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday!
  • HSBC Canada Sevens – HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series games at BC Place Stadium.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Monster Jam – a monster trucks event at the PNE.
  • UBC Run for Rural Medicine – a fundraising event at the University of British Columbia. Proceeds from the 5K and 10K runs to Jericho Beach benefit Hope Air.
  • Lucky Cat Affair – a championship and pet cat show in Abbotsford.
  • The Klezmer Community Project – a hands-on celebration of Yiddish culture through music and dance on the Sundays of February 24th and March 3rd and 10th from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Peretz Centre at 6184 Ash Street in Vancouver. Tickets cost between about $70 and $88 to attend all three events (or $26 to attend just today’s Dance Hall event).
  • Sunday Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in Vancouver. (Formerly at St Andrew’s Wesley across the street.)
    • At Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Today’s performance is with Laura Crema & the Artie Devlin Quintet. Admission by donation.

 


Week of March 11th to 17th

March 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


  • FlyOver AmericaFlyoverCanada – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional films at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • 9 to 5 the Musical – an Exit 22 Company production featuring music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton at the Blueshore Centre for the Performing Arts in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features Rain City Swing from 7 to 9 pm.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.

St. Patrick's Events

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • The Comedy Club House – a fundraising event attracting young professionals and other comedy lovers interested in a casual, social and different way to network. The event includes food trucks, beer, wine, and entertainment with award-winning CBC comedian Steve Patterson. It takes place at Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station, tickets cost $125 and proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of South Coast BC.
  • Vancouver Chamber ChoirMusic Sea to Sea: The Farewell Tour concert at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Heights United Church.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • 9 to 5 the Musical – an Exit 22 Company production featuring music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton at the Blueshore Centre for the Performing Arts in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the New Jersey Devils at Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – vs. Kelowna at the Langley Events Centre.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • 9 to 5 the Musical – an Exit 22 Company production featuring music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton at the Blueshore Centre for the Performing Arts in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – a St. Patrick’s Day-themed concert at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral at 690 Burrard Street in Vancouver.
  • The Boom Booms – in concert at the ACT Theatre at 11944 Haney Place in Maple Ridge. Tickets cost $22-$32.
  • St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run – a colourfully green race around Stanley Park starting at 9:30 am.
  • Cap Crusher – a rugged 12 km and 24 km run through the trails at Capilano River Regional Park starting at the Cleveland Dam. It also includes a kid’s race.

  • Saint Patrick’s Day Boat PartyVancity Cruises St. Patrick's Boat Party Logo – an Irish-themed cruise and dance party for adults (ages 19+) in False Creek, English Bay and Vancouver Harbour from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am. The vessel, the 140-foot Abitibi, has a capacity of 370 people, so it’ll be fun but likely sell out. The cruise features some of Vancouver’s best DJs playing Hip Hop, Top 40, R&B, Reggae, Mash Ups and personal requests. Tickets start at $30.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

 


Week of March 18th to 24th

March 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


 

Monday, March 18, 2019

  • Spring Break – first day of public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • Shred for the Cause Ladies Night – ladies ski for a minimum $15 donation at Mount Seymour from 5 to 10 pm.

Spring Break

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • Persian New Year Fire Festival – also known as Norooz or Nowruz, the event takes place at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver from around 5:00 until 10:30 pm. Activities include food vendors, fire-jumping activities and live entertainment.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Piaf! The Show – a musical about the world-famous French singer Edith Piaf at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at 6265 Crescent Road at UBC. Tickets cost $66 to $87.50.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • Urban Grind – a 633-step climb from ground level on Hastings Street up to the Vancouver Lookout between 4:30 and 6:30 pm.
  • Vancouver Business Network Meetup – a workshop about “Earning Six Figures with Three Secrets to Successful Content Marketing” with Earl Flormata at 1155 Robson Street. Cost is $12.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • 9 to 5 the Musical – an Exit 22 Company production featuring music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton at the Blueshore Centre for the Performing Arts in North Vancouver.
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features the Soda Crackers from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a comprehensive list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama – at Rogers Arena.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (March 21-24, 2019).
  • 9 to 5 the Musical – an Exit 22 Company production featuring music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton at the Blueshore Centre for the Performing Arts in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall.

Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a comprehensive list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (March 21-24, 2019).
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • 9 to 5 the Musical – an Exit 22 Company production featuring music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton at the Blueshore Centre for the Performing Arts in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall.

  • Festival du Bois 2019 LogoFestival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival is held in Coquitlam at Mackin Park. Today’s feature event is the Contra Dance in the Grand Chapiteau with the Sybaritic String Band. The event runs all weekend. Admission this evening is by donation. Individual and family passes are available for purchase for the Saturday and Sunday. Expect lots of tasty food and great entertainment!

  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Made on Salt Spring – a market featuring 40 artisan vendors from Salt Spring Island takes place at Heritage Hall from 4 to 9 pm. Cost is $5 for folk ages 12 and older.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival held in Coquitlam at Mackin Park. The event features live music, food vendors and family-friendly activities.
  • 24 Hours of Winter – two days of non-stop skiing, boarding and other fun winter activities at Grouse Mountain. (March 23 – 24, 2019).
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (March 21-24, 2019).
  • 9 to 5 the Musical – an Exit 22 Company production featuring music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton at the Blueshore Centre for the Performing Arts in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena.
  • Brewski Fest – beer samples in the afternoon on the Crazy Raven Patio at Cypress Mountain. Free for adults ages 19+ with a valid lift ticket or season’s pass.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall.
  • Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street from 10 am until 2 pm.
    • Made on Salt Spring – a special market featuring 40 artisan vendors from Salt Spring Island takes place at Heritage Hall from 10 am to 6 pm. Cost is $5 for folk ages 12 and older.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
  • Shows

Sunday, March 24, 2019

  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival held in Coquitlam at Mackin Park. The event features live music, food vendors and family-friendly activities.
  • 24 Hours of Winter – two days of non-stop skiing, boarding and other fun winter activities at Grouse Mountain. (March 23 – 24, 2019).
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (March 21-24, 2019).
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Country Gold – an evening of music legend impersonators presented by The Original Legends of Rock ‘n Roll and featuring the music of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Linda Ronstadt at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets cost $54.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena.
  • Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in Vancouver. (Formerly at St Andrew’s Wesley across the street.)
    • At Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation.

 


Week of March 25th to 31st

March 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


 

Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a comprehensive list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Last Monday at the Movies – presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster and showing at the Massey Theatre, the film Puzzle is about a woman in a puzzle tournament and her experience of independence for the first time. Cost is $8 to $9.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • Shred for the Cause Ladies Night – last day of the season where ladies ski for a minimum $15 donation at Mount Seymour from 5 to 10 pm.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a comprehensive list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Urban Grind – a 633-step climb from ground level on Hastings Street up to the Vancouver Lookout between 4:30 and 6:30 pm.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a comprehensive list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a comprehensive list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation as it’s the last Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Los Angeles Kings at Rogers Arena.

Friday, March 29, 2019

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • Click Spring Break 2019 for a comprehensive list of great kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff.
  • Mystery at the Cannery – special Spring Break detective activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. Free for children under 18 years of age.
  • Vancouver South African Film Festival – a 3-day film festival celebrating South African cinema (March 29 to 31).
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall.

  • FlyOver AmericaFlyoverCanada – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional films at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

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


March 2019 Events

Below is a list of other events and activities likely happening in March 2019.

  • Chinese Lantern Festival – CANCELLED – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE (February 1 to March 31, 2019). CANCELLED.
  • Open House at HMCS Discovery – a free event at the historic military facility on Deadman’s Island in Stanley Park. (Mid to late March, but to be confirmed).
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium. (It usually takes place in late March over the School Spring Break. Although it won’t be happening in 2019, it will likely return to Vancouver in 2020.)

Top Vancouver March Activities

Here are some of the best things to do in the month of March:

  1. Celebrate the spring weather by going for a walk or jog around the seawall at Stanley Park or anywhere around False Creek.
  2. Dust off the golf clubs or tennis rackets any day it’s not raining (or just do anything outside if it’s nice out and you get the chance).
  3. Paint your face, drink green beverages and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at one of Vancouver’s Best Places to Eat and Drink (although maybe leave the face paint and green beer at home if you head out to one of the city’s finer establishments). Also, be sure to check out all of Vancouver’s great St. Patrick’s Activities at various locations around town.
  4. Check out Vancouver’s Top Free Things to do at Spring Break for a list of the best things to do with children for free during the school holidays.
  5. Enjoy the cherry blossoms around town. The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival doesn’t officially start until April in 2019, but there will likely be blossoms all over the region well before that.
  6. Look out for migrating birds returning to the area after their winter holidays down south. Good places to find them include the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta and Boundary Bay Regional Park near Tsawwassen.
  7. Enjoy some spring skiing up at the local ski hills, weather and snow conditions permitting.

Typical March Weather

Rainy Day Activities IconThe days are beginning to get longer and warmer, and it’s starting to rain a little less by the time March rolls around. Average high temperatures this month are up to 12 degrees C or so (or 54 F), and the lows in the range of 2 to 5 C (or 36 to 41 F).

March usually expects to get about 110 mm of rain (or 4.4 inches), so you can expect to need your umbrella a little less than in the winter months.

In general, March is starting to get close to a nice time of year for Vancouver, although the trees are still only just beginning to get their leaves again.

Recommended March Activities

Most years March can be a fantastic month for spring skiing, including night skiing now that the sun is setting increasingly later in the day. The snow is starting to get wetter than normal, but the extra sun and warm temperatures at Cypress Mountain, Mt. Seymour and Grouse Mountain can make the spring skiing exceptional, and Whistler with its higher elevations.

If the weather is good, instead of skiing, the best things to do include checking out all of Vancouver’s Best Places in Parks and Nature, including the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta where they can sometimes expect gazillions of snow geese. (Click Thousands of Snow Geese in Richmond for a video of the birds in February 2015, all of which are expected at the Reifel Sanctuary in March and April each year).

On March 17 and the weekend before and/or after, bars are good places to find crowds of happy people with green faces drinking green beer celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

 

 

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