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Vancouver’s 2018 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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March Events Calendar

March Events in Vancouver

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.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – by the Dancers of Damelahamid at the Museum of Anthropology. The Festival’s Special Opening Event takes place this evening from 5 to 9 pm in the museum’s Great Hall.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the MM Contemporary Dance Company today at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring over 150 wines from over a dozen different countries. (Note: today’s events are for members of the wine and hospitality industries.)
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town (March 1 to 24, 2018).
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff with performances taking place at various venues around town from March 1st to 10th.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Spring Break

Sunday, March 4, 2018

  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – by the Dancers of Damelahamid at the Museum of Anthropology. Festival Stage shows take place in the afternoon and are free with general admission to the museum.
  • Lanterns in the Garden – a Chinese lantern festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden from 5 to 10 pm.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features New Zealand comedian Deb Filler today at 1 pm at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. Also today is the Uri Gurvich Quartet at 7:30 pm.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring over 150 wines from over a dozen different countries.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Galllery Singers – a concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” as well as works by other composers at Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 1440 West 12th Avenue.
  • Sports
  • Sunday Markets
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE. (ElectroRecycle is on site today, so take your small, used, but no-longer-functioning electronic appliances and power tools for free recycling!)
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – from 10 am until 2 pm at Port Moody’s rec centre at 300 Ioco Road.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a large market at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey from 6 am until 3 pm.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
  • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features An Evening with Mary Walsh comedy show tonight at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap night at various movie theatres throughout the region.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

  • International Women’s Day
  • 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.
  • Chutzpah Festival – today the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the multi-disciplinary production of Salomé: Woman of Valor at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Today also features a free block party in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre between 5 and 10 pm.

Friday, March 9, 2018

  • Chutzpah Festival – today the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the multi-disciplinary production of Salomé: Woman of Valor at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Today also features a free block party in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre between 5 and 10 pm.
  • Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival – featuring BC craft beers and appetizers from local restaurants at the Westwood Plateau Golf Club in Coquitlam from 7 to 9:30 pm.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Vancouver Chamber ChoirMoods and Modes: Emotion in Music concert at Dunbar Ryerson United Church at 2195 West 45th Avenue.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under.
  • Vancouver Canucks – NHL ice hockey vs. the Minnesota Wild at Rogers Arena.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

  • 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.
  • Chutzpah Festival – today the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features a double bill performance of Black Label and F 63.9 at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. Also today is the multi-disciplinary production of Salomé: Woman of Valor at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – last day of the season for the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival – featuring BC craft beers and appetizers from local restaurants at the Westwood Plateau Golf Club in Coquitlam from 12 to 2:30 pm.
  • HSBC Canada Sevens – HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series games at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market – at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium 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 $2.99 movie at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

  • Daylight Savings Day – don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday!
  • Chutzpah Festival – at 2 pm the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features a double bill performance of Black Label with the Machol Shalem Dance House and F 63.9 with the Derida Dance Company from Bulgaria. Also today, Perla Battalla performs a tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Norman Rothstein Theatre at 7:30 pm.
  • HSBC Canada Sevens – HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series games at BC Place Stadium.
  • Shamrock’n Race – a 5 km, 7 Miler and half marathon race around Burnaby Lake.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Sunday Markets
  • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.
  • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation. Tonight’s special guest band includes singer Greta Matassa.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • Persian New Year Fire Festival – at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver from around 5 until 11 pm. Activities include food vendors, fire-jumping activities and live entertainment.
  • Urban Grind – a 633-step climb from ground level on Hastings Street up to the Vancouver Lookout between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. Cost is $5 and includes a free beer and $5 food voucher for use in the Harbour Centre’s basement food court.
  • Chutzpah Festival – today the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the play We Keep Coming Back at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • 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.
  • Cheap night at various Movie Theatres throughout the region.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features the Blue Lasso Band from 1 to 3 pm.
  • Chutzpah Festival – today the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the play We Keep Coming Back at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Snowshoe Social Night – a regular twice-a-week event at Grouse Mountain from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Chutzpah Festival – last day of the season for the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival. Today features the Toronto band Beyond the Pale at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • 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.

St. Patrick's Events

Friday, March 16, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 19 to 30, 2018).
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival. Tonight’s pre-festival event features the Dîner en Plaid event at the John B. Pub in Coquitlam.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games run from noon until 10 pm at the Richmond mall.
  • The Music Man – performed by Highlands United Productions in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village (March 21-25, 2018).
  • Spring Break Movie Special – the child-friendly films Despicable Me, Ferdinand, Wonder and The Boss Baby cost just $2.99 this week at select Cineplex theatres.
  • 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 8 pm.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Snowshoe Social Night – a regular twice-a-week event at Grouse Mountain from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 19 to 30).
  • Dining Out for Life – participating restaurants are donating 25% of their sales to support people living with HIV/AIDS. So today is a great day to eat out!
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games run from noon until 10 pm at the Richmond mall.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers at Pyatt Hall at 843 Seymour Street. Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for students, seniors and artists.
  • Spring Break Movie Special – the child-friendly films Despicable Me, Ferdinand, Wonder and The Boss Baby cost just $2.99 this week at select Cineplex theatres.
  • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits from 10 am to 5 pm at Stanley Park.
  • The Music Man – performed by Highlands United Productions in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 19 to 30).
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival held annually in Coquitlam at Mackin Park. Today’s feature event is the Opening Night Contra Dance Party with the Sybaritic String Band.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games run from noon until 11 pm at the Richmond mall.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers at Pyatt Hall at 843 Seymour Street. Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for students, seniors and artists.
  • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits from 10 am to 5 pm at Stanley Park.
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – a series of special dance productions at various venues around town.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under.
  • Vancouver South African Film Festival – a 3-day film festival celebrating South African cinema (March 23 to 25).
  • The Music Man – performed by Highlands United Productions in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village.
  • Spring Break Movie Special – the child-friendly films Despicable Me, Ferdinand, Wonder and The Boss Baby cost just $2.99 this week at select Cineplex theatres.
  • Made on Salt Spring – a special 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 24, 2018

  • 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.
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival held annually in Coquitlam at Mackin Park.
  • Open House at HMCS Discovery – a free event at the historic military facility on Deadman’s Island in Stanley Park between 10 am and 3 pm. Advanced registration is closed, but walking tours are still available for the public.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games run from noon until 11 pm at the Richmond mall.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers at Pyatt Hall at 843 Seymour Street. Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for students, seniors and artists.
  • 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.
  • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits from 10 am to 5 pm at Stanley Park.
  • Easter Bunny Party at TLCC – family-friendly activities including an Easter egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive from 10 am until 12 pm. Admission is $5 per child but free for kids ages 2 and under. Pre-registration is required.
  • Markets
    • Nat Bailey Winter 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.
  • Family Sleepover – a sleepover night at the Vancouver Aquarium from 9 pm to 9 am. Cost is $115 per person ages 6+ or $95 for members. Tonight’s theme is Sharks!
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game vs. LA Galaxy at BC Place Stadium.
  • Shows

Sunday, March 25, 2018

  • 2018 JUNO Awards – the 47th annual Canadian music awards take place at Rogers Arena.
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival held annually in Coquitlam at Mackin Park.
  • Carnival at Lansdowne Centre – amusement rides and midway games run from noon until 9 pm at the Richmond mall.
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers at the Orpheum Annex. Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for students, seniors and artists.
  • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits from 10 am to 5 pm at Stanley Park.
  • Markets
  • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.
  • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation.
  • Vancouver South African Film Festival – a 3-day film festival celebrating South African cinema.
  • The Music Man – performed by Highlands United Productions in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 19 to 30).
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap night at various movie theatres throughout the region.
  • Vancouver Canucks – NHL ice hockey vs. the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 19 to 30).
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium from 11 am until 10 pm.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – first day of the 5-day event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (March 28 to April 1, 2018).
  • Snowshoe Social Night – a regular twice-a-week event at Grouse Mountain from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Tulips of the Valley

Thursday, March 29, 2018

  • Tulips of the Valley – opening day of the season for Western Canada’s largest flower festival featuring 24 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 19 to 30).
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium from 11 am until 10 pm.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Canucks – NHL ice hockey vs. the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation as it’s the last Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Friday, March 30, 2018

  • Good Friday – first day of the Easter Long Weekend.
  • Easter Activities
    • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. Special activities today include free Rotary Train rides, balloon animals, face painting, appearances by the Easter Bunny and a treat!
    • Easter Paintball Egg Hunt an Easter event with a military twist and usually thousands of dollars worth of prizes at North Shore Paintball in North Vancouver.
    • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits from 10 am to 5 pm at Stanley Park.
    • Bear Creek Easter Train – train rides, egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny at Bear Creek Park in Surrey from 10 am to 6 pm.
    • Easter at the Cannery – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. The cost is $4.90 for children ages 2 to 16 years and $3.90 for adults (ages 17+).
    • Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt – Easter egg hunts for kids ages 10 and under at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm at VanDusen Garden.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium from 10 am until 10 pm.
  • Seasons Festival – a 2-day music festival at the PNE Forum.
  • Vancouver Chamber ChoirLauridsen Lux aeternaat concert at the Orpheum Theatre at 601 Smithe Street.
  • March Hare – the Vancouver party band performs at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino. No cover charge.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway (to be confirmed).

Saturday, March 31, 2018

  • Easter Activities
    • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. Special activities today include free Rotary Train rides, balloon animals, face painting, appearances by the Easter Bunny and a treat!
    • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits from 10 am to 5 pm at Stanley Park.
    • Bear Creek Easter Train – train rides, egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny at Bear Creek Park in Surrey from 10 am to 6 pm.
    • Easter at the Cannery – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. The cost is $4.90 for children ages 2 to 16 years and $3.90 for adults (ages 17+).
    • Big Bunny Run & Egg Hunt – 1K and 5K runs in Stanley Park.
    • Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt – Easter egg hunts for kids ages 10 and under at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm at VanDusen Garden.
    • Easter Bash – a free event for families with children ages 12 and under at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway from 11 am until about 1 pm. Activities include pony rides, bouncy castles, carnival-style games and 25,000 Easter eggs.
    • Click Easter Long Weekend for more.
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium from 10 am until 10 pm.
  • Seasons Festival – a 2-day music festival at the PNE Forum.
  • Lucky Cat Affair – a championship and pet cat show in Abbotsford. Cost is $6 for adults and free for children ages 11 and under.
  • Vancouver Canucks – NHL ice hockey vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena.
  • Nat Bailey Winter 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 $2.99 movie at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am.

Easter in Vancouver


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March 2019 Events

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

  • School Spring Break – most Lower Mainland public schools have school holidays from March 18 to 29, 2019.
  • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE (February 1 to March 31, 2019).
  • Persian New Year (Nowruz or Norooz) – takes place on March 21, 2019. The Persian Fire Festival, consequently, will likely take place at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on Tuesday, March 12th.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a series of wine events at various venues (February 23 to March 3, 2019).
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional NHL ice hockey  at Rogers Arena.
    • March 6, 2019: vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
    • March 9, 2019: vs. Vegas Golden Knights
    • March 13, 2019: vs. New York Rangers
    • March 15, 2019: vs. New Jersey Devils
    • March 20, vs. Ottawa Senators
    • March 23, 2019: vs. Calgary Flames
    • March 24, 2019: vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
    • March 26, 2019: vs. Anaheim Ducks
    • March 28, 2019: vs. Los Angeles Kings
    • March 30, 2019: vs. Dallas Stars
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against various teams at the Langley Events Centre.
    • March 1, 2019: vs. Kelowna
    • March 3, 2019: vs. Kamloops
    • March 15, 2019: vs. Kelowna
  • Vancouver Chamber ChoirMusic Sea to Sea: The Farewell Tour concert at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Heights United Church (March 15, 2019).

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 2018, 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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