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MARCH Events in Vancouver in 2023

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Vancouver’s 2023 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 2023. 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 1-5 | March 6-12 | March 13-19 | March 20-26 | March 27-31


 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

 

Beyond Van Gogh

 

Friday, March 3, 2023

 

Marvel Avengers Station

 

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Saturday Markets

 

Shen Yun in 2023

 

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Sunday Markets

 

Forbidden Vancouver

 


Week of March 6th to 12th

March 1-5 | March 6-12 | March 13-19 | March 20-26 | March 27-31


 

Monday, March 6, 2023

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

 

Free Events and Activities in March

 

Friday, March 10, 2023

 

Shen Yun in 2023

 

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Saturday Markets

 

Spring Break

 

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Sunday Markets

 


Week of March 13th to 19th

March 1-5 | March 6-12 | March 13-19 | March 20-26 | March 27-31


 

Monday, March 13, 2023

 

St. Patrick's Events

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

 

Thursday, March 16, 2023

 

Friday, March 17, 2023

 

Free Events and Activities in March

 

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Saturday Markets

 

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sunday Markets

 


Week of March 20th to 26th

March 1-5 | March 6-12 | March 13-19 | March 20-26 | March 27-31


 

Monday, March 20, 2023

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

 

Shen Yun in 2023

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

 

Friday, March 24, 2023

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 13 to 24).
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shen Yun – a world-famous New York-based Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. – a superheroes-themed attraction featuring characters from Marvel comic books and movies at The Amazing Brentwood shopping centre in Burnaby.
  • 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. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, there is also a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Comedy at the Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island.
  • 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.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge.
  • 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 25, 2023

 

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Sunday Markets

 


Week of March 27th to 31st

March 1-5 | March 6-12 | March 13-19 | March 20-26 | March 27-31


 

Monday, March 27, 2023

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

 

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

 

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

 

Langley Food Truck Wars

 

Friday, March 31, 2023

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 13 to 24).
    • 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.
  • Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. – a superheroes-themed attraction featuring characters from Marvel comic books and movies at The Amazing Brentwood shopping centre in Burnaby.
  • Food Truck Wars – a food truck festival event featuring dozens of food vendors, market vendors and live entertainment in Langley.
  • 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. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, there is also a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Comedy at the Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge.
  • 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.

 


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 & 2023 Events

Below is a list of events and activities that may or may not also happen in March 2022 and 2023.

 

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.
  • Up the Creek Run – a 5K, 10K and 500m-1K Kids’ Run starting at the Hyde Creek Rec Centre in Port Coquitlam. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against various teams at Rogers Arena.
  • Urban Grind at the Vancouver Lookout – 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 2023.)
  • 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. (TBC)
  • Monster Jam – a monster trucks event with giant vehicles doing crazy stunts in freestyle, racing and two-wheel skills competitions.

 

Shows and Entertainment

 

Other March Events

  • Walk in Her Shoes Vancouver – a fundraising event for Care Canada at the Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village. (TBC)
  • Pet Lover Show – a large pet show at either Tradex in Abbotsford or the PNE Forum in Vancouver. (TBC)
  • Persian New Year Fire Festival – also known as Norooz or Nowruz, the event takes place at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Activities include food vendors, fire-jumping activities and live entertainment. (In mid-March.)
  • 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.)
  • 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 16 to 19 in 2023.)
  • Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show – a trade show featuring adventure travel and outdoor gear at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • BC Bike Show – a bicycle trade show featuring road bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes and cycling equipment at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

 

Other March Attractions

  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium. (Usually during Spring Break.) (TBC)
  • Maan Farms Barnyard Adventures – the hobby farm and children’s play structures are open at Maan Farms in Abbotsford during spring Break.

 


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.