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Vancouver’s 2021 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 2021 March Events Calendar

 


(Note: Schedules are subject to change. This is the case any year, but especially in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, see official event websites for the most up-to-date details. Also, whatever you do, stay close to home, keep safe and be responsible!)


 

March Events in the Lower Mainland

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

 

 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

 


Week of March 8th to 14th

March 7-7 | March 8-14 | March 15-21 | March 22-28 | March 29-31


 

Monday, March 8, 2021

 

Vancouver Mysteries Adventure Games


VANCOUVER MYSTERIES IS OPERATING!

Looking for something fun to do with your roommates or family from within your household? Vancouver Mysteries offers four different adventure games that you can play outdoors in downtown Vancouver. Up until the end of April, if you book three or more players in the same game and use the promo code BESTPLACES2021 you can save 10%!


 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

 

Stay Safe and Be Responsible

 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

 

Free Events and Activities in March

 

Friday, March 12, 2021

 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

 

Spring Break

 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

 


Week of March 15th to 21st

March 8-14 | March 15-21 | March 22-28 | March 29-31


 

Monday, March 15, 2021

  • Spring Break – first day of public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • See our article about Spring Break for a list of kid-friendly activities that take place across the Lower Mainland including cheap movies, attractions with discounted admission rates, day-camp activities and other fun stuff (with most of this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19 and quite likely not happening).
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event presented by the Dancers of Damelahamid. (This year it’s a series of virtual events with free admission.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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.

 

St. Patrick's Events

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • See our article about Spring Break for a 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 (with this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19).
  • Persian New Year Fire Festival – also known as Norooz or Nowruz, the event takes place at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver from around 5 until 10:30 pm. Activities include food vendors, fire-jumping activities and live entertainment. (To be confirmed, but quite likely cancelled.)
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event presented by the Dancers of Damelahamid. (This year it’s a series of virtual events with free admission.)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (For ski conditions and to see how the mountains compare click Vancouver Ski Hills & Snow Conditions.)

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

  • St. Patrick’s Day – normally lots of merry people celebrating and wearing green all around town.
  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • See our article about Spring Break for a 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 (with this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event presented by the Dancers of Damelahamid. (This year it’s a series of virtual events with free admission.)
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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.

 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • 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 (with this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19).
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event presented by the Dancers of Damelahamid. (This year it’s a series of virtual events with free admission.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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.

 

Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • 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 (with this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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!
  • Metro Vancouver Restaurants – if not such good weather, then perhaps a good day to eat indoors (with members of your own household), or take in a movie or a show (if they are allowed to be operate), or just stay home and do some Indoor Activities.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

 


Week of March 22nd to 28th

March 8-14 | March 15-21 | March 22-28 | March 29-31


 

Monday, March 22, 2021

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • 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 (with this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19).
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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!
  • Metro Vancouver Restaurants – if not such good weather, then perhaps a good day to eat indoors (with members of your own household), or take in a movie or a show (if they are allowed to be operate), or just stay home and do some Indoor Activities.

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • 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 (with this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19).
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (For ski conditions and to see how the mountains compare click Vancouver Ski Hills & Snow Conditions.)

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • 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 (with this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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.

 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • 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 (with this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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!
  • Metro Vancouver Restaurants – if not such good weather, then perhaps a good day to eat indoors (with members of your own household), or take in a movie or a show (if they are allowed to be operate), or just stay home and do some Indoor Activities.

 

Friday, March 26, 2021

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 15 to 26).
    • 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 (with this year’s activities to be confirmed due to COVID-19).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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.

 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

  • Earth Hour – people and businesses across the Lower Mainland (and the world) are encouraged to turn off their lights at 8:30 pm to show support for the planet and its environment.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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!
  • Metro Vancouver Restaurants – if not such good weather, then perhaps a good day to eat indoors (with members of your own household), or take in a movie or a show (if they are allowed to be operate), or just stay home and do some Indoor Activities.

 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

 


Week of March 29th to 31st

March 8-14 | March 15-21 | March 22-28 | March 29-31


 

Monday, March 29, 2021

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

 

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. You can solve a crime, undertake a secret mission or be superheroes and save the city. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – just remember to enjoy the snow sports in your own region and avoid non-essential travel. (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!
  • Metro Vancouver Restaurants – if not such good weather, then perhaps a good day to eat indoors (with members of your own household), or take in a movie or a show (if they are allowed to be operate), or just stay home and do some Indoor Activities.

 


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 2021 Events

Below is a list of events and activities that may or may not also happen in March 2021.

  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – vs. various teams at the Langley Events Centre. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening, at least not live and in Vancouver.)
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer games at BC Place Stadium on various dates. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening, at least not live and in Vancouver.)
  • Vancouver South African Film Festival – a 3-day film festival celebrating South African cinema. (TBD)
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town. (Normally in March, but happening online between March and June in 2021.)
  • Walk in Her Shoes Vancouver – a fundraising event for Care Canada at the Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village. (TBD)
  • 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.)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • 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. (Taking place as a virtual event in April rather than March in 2021.)

 

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.

 

 

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