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MARCH Events in Vancouver in 2022

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Vancouver’s 2022 March calendar features key dates and events in the Lower Mainland including various 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 in March in the Lower Mainland in 2022. Alternatively, for a list of events that cost nothing or only very little, see our article about Free Events in March.

(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:

March 1-6 | March 7-13 | March 14-20 | March 21-27 | March 28-31


 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

 

 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Friday, March 4, 2022

 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Saturday Markets

 

Shen Yun in 2022

 

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Sunday Markets

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 


Week of March 7th to 13th

March 1-6 | March 7-13 | March 14-20 | March 21-27 | March 28-31


 

Monday, March 7, 2022

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

 

Free Events and Activities in March

 

Friday, March 11, 2022

 

Improv Centre

 

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Saturday Markets

 

Spring Break

 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Sunday Markets

 


Week of March 14th to 20th

March 1-6 | March 7-13 | March 14-20 | March 21-27 | March 28-31


 

Monday, March 14, 2022

 

St. Patrick's Events

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

 

Festival du Bois

 

Friday, March 18, 2022

 

Free Events and Activities in March

 

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Saturday Markets

 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Sunday Markets

 


Week of March 21st to 27th

March 1-6 | March 7-13 | March 14-20 | March 21-27 | March 28-31


 

Monday, March 21, 2022

 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 14 to 25).
    • See our article about Spring Break for a comprehensive list of 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.
  • Shen Yun – a world-famous New York-based Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – for ski conditions and to see how the mountains compare click Vancouver Ski Hills & Snow Conditions.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

 

Friday, March 25, 2022

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 14 to 25).
    • See our article about Spring Break for a comprehensive list of 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.
  • Shen Yun – a world-famous New York-based Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • 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.
  • 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 another 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.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at Granville Island.
  • 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 International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – for ski conditions and to see how the mountains compare click Vancouver Ski Hills & Snow Conditions.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play against Seattle at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Sunday Markets

 


Week of March 28th to 31st

March 1-6 | March 7-13 | March 14-20 | March 21-27 | March 28-31


 

Monday, March 28, 2022

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

 

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

 

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

 

Festival du Bois Francophone Festival

 


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

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


 

Other March 2022 Events

Below is a list of events and activities that may or may not also happen in March 2022.

 

March Sporting Events

  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – vs. various teams at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer games at BC Place Stadium on various dates.
  • Canada Rugby Sevens – a major international rugby tournament at BC Place Stadium featuring 16 different countries including Canada. (It happens in March some years. In 2022, however, it takes place on April 16 and 17.)
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against various teams at Rogers Arena.
  • Up the Creek Run – a 5K, 10K and 500m-1K Kids’ Run starting at the Hyde Creek Rec Centre in Port Coquitlam. (TBC)
  • Urban Grind – a 633-step climb from ground level on Hastings Street up to the Vancouver Lookout between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. (Usually on Tuesdays in March, but to be confirmed for 2022.)
  • 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. (TBC)
  • BC Sportsmen’s Show – the province’s biggest event for fishing, hunting, boating and other outdoor activities at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Postponed until 2023.)

 

Shows and Entertainment

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island.
  • FlyOver Canada – a film at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event presented by the Dancers of Damelahamid. (Postponed until April 20-24.)
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. (TBC)
  • Jazz Vespers on Sundays
    • At 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (To be confirmed.)
    • At Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation. (To be confirmed.)
  • Roedde Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – live music one evening at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street). (To be confirmed.)
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers. (March 11-13, 2022.)
  • Vancouver South African Film Festival – a 3-day film festival celebrating South African cinema. (TBC)
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town. (TBC)
  • Jazz in the Vine – live Jazz at a winery in Langley. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – the popular all-male choir usually performs at least once or twice in March, although not this year due to COVID. They do, however, hope to hold concerts later in the year.

 

Discounted Events

  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 for anyone age 65+ on the first Tuesday of the month (but to be confirmed for 2022).
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation on the last Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm. (TBC)

 

Other March Events

  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium. (Usually during Spring Break.) (TBC)
  • Walk in Her Shoes Vancouver – a fundraising event for Care Canada at the Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village. (TBC)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Boat Party – an Irish-themed boat party departing from the Plaza of Nations Marina at 750 Pacific Boulevard. (TBC)
  • 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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. (It usually happens in March. It’s 2022 dates, however, are April 1, 2 & 3.)
  • Maan Farms Barnyard Adventures – the hobby farm and children’s play structures are open at Maan Farms in Abbotsford during spring Break.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – the wine festival featuring more than 150 wines from over a dozen different countries. (It usually runs from late February until the beginning of March. In 2022, however, its dates are May 16 to 22.)
  • BC Home and Garden Show – a trade show at BC Place Stadium. (March 10 to 13 in 2022.)

 


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

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


 

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 most years, 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.