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Vancouver’s 2020 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.

Vancouver International Wine Festival

 


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March 1-8 | March 9-15 | March 16-22 | March 23-29 | March 30-31


 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

  • Vancouver International Wine FestivalVancouver International Wine Festival – last day of the wine festival featuring more than 150 wines from over a dozen different countries.
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event by the Dancers of Damelahamid in New Westminster.
  • Vancouver Comic & Toy Show – a trade show featuring collectible comic books, superhero posters, vintage toys and other memorabilia at the PNE Forum.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Sunday Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm at St. Stephen’s United Church at 885 – 22nd Street in West Vancouver. Admission is by donation. The music tonight is with The Jordan Manderioli Quartet.
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver with Jennifer Scott performing. Admission is by donation.

Monday, March 2, 2020

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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 Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 today for anyone age 65+ (because it’s the first Tuesday of the month).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


  • FlyoverCanadaFlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. (To be confirmed.)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.

Friday, March 6, 2020

  • 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.
  • 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 International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Colorado Hurricanes at Rogers Arena.
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Music tonight is with Folk/Jazz musician Deanne Knight.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

  • 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.
  • 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 International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival – featuring BC craft beers and appetizers from local restaurants at the Westwood Plateau Golf Club in Coquitlam.
  • 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.
  • Burnaby Farmers Market – in the north parking lot at Burnaby City Hall between 10 am and 2 pm.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am.

Vancouver TheatreSports

Sunday, March 8, 2020

  • International Women’s Day
  • 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.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • 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 Canucks Hockey – vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.


 


Week of March 9th to 15th

March 1-8 | March 9-15 | March 16-22 | March 23-29 | March 30-31


 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Free Events and Activities in March

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

  • 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 Canucks Hockey – vs. the New York Islanders at Rogers Arena.
  • 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.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • Roedde House MuseumRoedde Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – tonight features Miles Black and Patty Verner at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street). Tickets cost $12 to $15.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.

Friday, March 13, 2020

  • Shen Yun – a world-famous Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Vancouver Chamber ChoirA Wilderness of Sea concert at Vancouver’s Pacific United Church.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday.
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Entertainment tonight is with magician Joel Eddington.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – vs. Seattle at the Langley Events Centre.

St. Patrick's Events

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

  • Rogers Hometown Hockey – a hockey event featuring Sportsnet hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone (likely at North Vancouver’s Shipyards, but to be confirmed).
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – vs. Prince George at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Monster Jam – a monster trucks event at the PNE.
  • Shamrock’n Race – a 5 km, 7 Miler and half marathon race around Burnaby Lake.
  • Shen Yun – a world-famous Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night.

  • Roedde House Songs for St. Patrick – live music in Vancouver’s West End at the Roedde House Museum. Today’s “Songs for St. Patrick” performance is with tenor vocalist William George and pianist Stephen Smith. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for members, students and seniors.

 


Week of March 16th to 22nd

March 1-8 | March 9-15 | March 16-22 | March 23-29 | March 30-31


 

Monday, March 16, 2020

  • Spring Break – first day of public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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 17, 2020

  • St. Patrick’s Day – lots of merry people celebrating and wearing green all around town.
  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Shamrocks and Shenanigans.
  • Shen Yun – a world-famous Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • 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 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 18, 2020

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports.
  • Anything Goes – the 1934 musical about people on an ocean liner is performed at Highlands United Church in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. (Note: Highlands Productions is an exceptional theatre group and they put on a performance once every two years.) (March 18-22, 2020.)
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning at Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – vs. Kamloops at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. (Details to be confirmed.)

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • LCPN Networking Breakfast – a business networking event with Vancouver’s Latin American community at La Terrazza at 1088 Cambie Street from 7:30 until 9:30 am. The event costs $15 for non-members in advance (or $20 at the door) and includes a guest speaker presentation and breakfast. All are welcome. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.
    • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (March 19-22, 2020).
    • Shen Yun – a world-famous Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • Anything Goes – the 1934 musical about people on an ocean liner is performed at Highlands United Church in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. (Note: Highlands Productions is an exceptional theatre group and they put on a performance once every two years.) (March 18-22, 2020.)
    • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – vs. Kelowna at the Langley Events Centre.

Friday, March 20, 2020

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday.
  • Shen Yun – a world-famous Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Anything Goes – the 1934 musical about people on an ocean liner is performed at Highlands United Church in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. (Note: Highlands Productions is an exceptional theatre group and they put on a performance once every two years.) (March 18-22, 2020.)

FlyOver Iceland at FlyOver Canada


FlyOver Iceland shows at the multi-sensory theatre attraction at Canada Place from February 20th until May 3rd. In it you can fly over Icelandic fjords, white glaciers and even a volcano!


Saturday, March 21, 2020

  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (March 19-22, 2020).
  • Shen Yun – a world-famous Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show.
  • Anything Goes – the 1934 musical about people on an ocean liner is performed at Highlands United Church in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. (Note: Highlands Productions is an exceptional theatre group and they put on a performance once every two years.) (March 18-22, 2020.)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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.
  • Markets
  • Family Favourites Movies – a $2.99 movie at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

  • Shen Yun – a world-famous Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night.
  • Anything Goes – the 1934 musical about people on an ocean liner is performed at Highlands United Church in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. (Note: Highlands Productions is an exceptional theatre group and they put on a performance once every two years.) (March 18-22, 2020.)
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (March 19-22, 2020).
  • Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver with the Zapato Negro Trio performing. Admission is by donation.
    • At Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Performance tonight is with Nancy Newman. Admission by donation.

 


Week of March 23rd to 29th

March 1-8 | March 9-15 | March 16-22 | March 23-29 | March 30-31


 

Monday, March 23, 2020

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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.

Kidsworld Program

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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 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 25, 2020

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Arena.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation as it’s the last Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Friday, March 27, 2020

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 16 to 27).
    • Click Spring Break 2020 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.
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver South African Film Festival – a 3-day film festival celebrating South African cinema.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Entertainment tonight is with musician Michael Fabro.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena.

  • FlyoverCanadaFlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

  • 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. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • PlayDome – last day of the season for the amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – vs. the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena.
  • 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.
  • Burnaby Farmers Market – in the north parking lot at Burnaby City Hall between 10 am and 2 pm.
  • Vancouver South African Film Festival – a 3-day film festival celebrating South African cinema.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a $2.99 movie at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

  • Vancouver South African Film Festival – a 3-day film festival celebrating South African cinema.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Up the Creek Run – a 5K, 10K and 500m-1K Kids’ Run starting at the Hyde Creek Rec Centre in Port Coquitlam.
  • Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver with Linda Szentes and Jazz Links performing.
    • At 4 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver. Music tonight is with the Wild Blue Herons accompanied by Darlene Ketchum and Bill Sample.

Easter in Vancouver

 


Week of March 30th to 31st

March 1-8 | March 9-15 | March 16-22 | March 23-29 | March 30-31


 

Monday, March 30, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Chamber Choir – a Stephen Chatman Celebration concert at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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 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.

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

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


March 2020 Events

Below is a list of events and activities likely happening in March 2020 (but to be confirmed).

  • Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show – a trade show featuring adventure travel and outdoorgear at the Vancouver Convention Centre with admission costing $14 at the door (February 29 to March 1, 2020).
  • BC Bike Show – a bicycle trade show featuring road bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes and cycling equipment at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Admission is $12 to $14 (February 29 to March 1, 2020).
  • 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).
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games in the afternoon and evening at the Richmond mall. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Lucky Cat Affair – a championship and pet cat show in Abbotsford. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • 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. (Likely the week of March 20, but with details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre (March 25-29, 2020).
  • Vancouver Business Network Meetup – a workshop about a business-related topic at 1155 Robson Street. Cost is $12. (Tuesday evenings but with details to be confirmed.)
  • 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. (2020 details are to be confirmed.)
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer games at BC Place Stadium on various dates.
  • Celebrate Hanami at TLCC – Japanese cherry blossom celebrations at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Admission is free. (In late March, but to be confirmed.)
  • Saint Patrick’s Day Boat Party – an Irish-themed cruise and dance party for adults (ages 19+) in False Creek, English Bay and Vancouver Harbour (Details to be confirmed.)

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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