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Vancouver’s 2024 March calendar features key dates and events in the Lower Mainland including various Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day activities.

In 2024, most of the Easter Long Weekend is in March too.

 


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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 2024. 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 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


 

Vancouver Wine Festival

 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Space Explorers: The Infinite

Vancouver Chocolate Run

Early Music Vancouver March 2nd 2024 Concert

 

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Saturday Markets

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Space Explorers: The Infinite – a space-themed virtual reality attraction at Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Hidden History & Sweet Treats Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

Festival du Bois

Vancouver International Wine Festival

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Sunday Markets

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, and Really Gay History tours.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Shen Yun in Vancouver

Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir March 16th Concert

 


Week of March 4th to 10th

March 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


 

Monday, March 4, 2024

 

Improv Centre

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

 

Zero Latency

Shamrock 'n Race

Early Music Vancouver March 24th Concert

 

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Festival du Bois

Save 15% with WildPlay

Women’s Day Events at Pacific Arts Market

 

Friday, March 8, 2024

  • 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.
  • Hori7ons Digital Art Exhibition – an all-ages immersive and interactive experience exploring technology’s cultural footprint. It takes place at The Kent at 534 Cambie Street (between Gastown and BC Place Stadium).
  • Women’s Day Neon Paint Night – a fun art event with ultraviolet lights at the Pacific Arts Market at 1448 West Broadway. Admission to the 2-hour event includes neon paints, canvas and an apron to protect your clothes.
  • Monster Jam – a monster trucks event with giant vehicles doing crazy stunts in freestyle, racing and two-wheel skills competitions.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – for ski conditions and to see how the mountains compare click Vancouver Ski Hills & Snow Conditions. (Note: Some resorts might not be open due to a lack of snow.)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Chinese Canadian Museum

Free Events and Activities in March

Big Fun Run Series

 

Saturday, March 9, 2024

  • Daylight Savings – don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour before you go to sleep tonight. The time changes at 2 am on Sunday morning!
  • Big 80’s Run – a fun and non-competitive Big Fun Run Series running event with a 1980’s theme at Central Park in Burnaby.
  • 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.
  • Hori7ons Digital Art Exhibition – an all-ages immersive and interactive experience exploring technology’s cultural footprint. It takes place at The Kent at 534 Cambie Street (between Gastown and BC Place Stadium).
  • International Women’s Day at Pacific Arts Market – the women-owned art market on West Broadway hosts a number of special events today including the following:
  • Monster Jam – a monster trucks event with giant vehicles doing crazy stunts in freestyle, racing and two-wheel skills competitions.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improvisational theatre on Granville Island. Today features the Theatresports show.
  • Orpheum Tours – a guided tour inside Vancouver’s most beautiful and iconic theatre takes place today.

Sporting Events

Featured Events & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Hidden History & Sweet Treats Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

Saturday Markets

 

Shen Yun in Vancouver

Take it to the Limit Eagles Tribute Concerts

 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

  • Daylight Savings – the time changes at 2 am this morning!
  • 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.
  • Hori7ons Digital Art Exhibition – an all-ages immersive and interactive experience exploring technology’s cultural footprint. It takes place at The Kent at 534 Cambie Street (between Gastown and BC Place Stadium).
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improvisational theatre on Granville Island. Today features the House Teams show.
  • Monster Jam – a monster trucks event with giant vehicles doing crazy stunts in freestyle, racing and two-wheel skills competitions.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – for ski conditions and to see how the mountains compare click Vancouver Ski Hills & Snow Conditions. (Note: Some resorts might not be open due to a lack of snow.)

Featured Events & Attractions

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats Tour,  and Really Gay History tours.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

Sunday Markets

 

Spring Break

 


Week of March 11th to 17th

March 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


 

Monday, March 11, 2024

 

Shen Yun in Vancouver

St. Patrick's Events

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improvisational theatre on Granville Island. Today features the Ladies Against Humanity show.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour as well as the once-a-month Secrets of the Penthouse tour.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

Entertainment Coupons

 

Thursday, March 14, 2024

 

All Dressed in White Bridal Show

Chinese Canadian Museum

 

Friday, March 15, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir March 16th Concert

Free Events and Activities in March

Shen Yun in Vancouver

 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Featured Events & Activities

  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Hidden History & Sweet Treats Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)

Saturday Markets

 

Shamrock 'n Race

Chinese Canadian Museum

 

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats and Really Gay History tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)

Sunday Markets

 

Britannia Mine Museum

 


Week of March 18th to 24th

March 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


 

Take it to the Limit Eagles Tribute Concerts

 

Monday, March 18, 2024

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

  • Persian New Year
  • Spring Equinox
  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • 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.
  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – train rides, farm animals, egg hunting and other fun activities at Chilliwack’s Fantasy Farms.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – for ski conditions and to see how the mountains compare click Vancouver Ski Hills & Snow Conditions. (Note: Some resorts might not be open due to a lack of snow.)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena.

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Shen Yun in Vancouver

All British Field Meet

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Thursday, March 21, 2024

  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm.
  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – train rides, farm animals, egg hunting and other fun activities at Chilliwack’s Fantasy Farms.
  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • 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.

Shows & Sports

  • Shen Yun – a world-famous New York-based Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improvisational theatre on Granville Island. Today features the Friday Jr. show.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Arena.

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Early Music Vancouver March 24th Concert

 

Friday, March 22, 2024

  • Vancouver International Auto Show – over 400 vehicles of all kinds are on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • 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.
  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – train rides, farm animals, egg hunting and other fun activities at Chilliwack’s Fantasy Farms.
  • Shen Yun – a world-famous New York-based Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improvisational theatre on Granville Island. Today features the Theatresports show.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Kelowna at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – for ski conditions and to see how the mountains compare click Vancouver Ski Hills & Snow Conditions. (Note: Some resorts might not be open due to a lack of snow.)

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Take it to the Limit Eagles Tribute Concerts

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

Big Jungle Run

 

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Chinese Canadian Museum

All Dressed in White Bridal Show

Improv Centre

 

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, and Really Gay History tours.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

Sunday Markets

 

Britannia Mine Museum

 


Week of March 25th to 31st

March 1-3 | March 4-10 | March 11-17 | March 18-24 | March 25-31


 

Monday, March 25, 2024

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

 

Easter in Vancouver

 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Friday, March 29, 2024

Easter Events & Activities

  • Easter Long Weekend – various Easter-related things take place across the Lower Mainland including the following:
    • Baby Animal Easter Days – family-friendly Easter activities with animals and the Easter Bunny at Maan Farms in Abbotsford. On the same dates there is also a pancake breakfast. (TBC)
    • Easterfest at Taves Farm – family-friendly activities at Taves Farm including hay rides, egg hunts, farm animals to see and play structures to play on. (TBC)
    • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – train rides, farm animals, egg hunting and other fun activities at Chilliwack’s Fantasy Farms.
    • Easter Egg Hunt at Greendale Acres – family-friendly Easter activities at the popular farm in Chilliwack. (TBC)
    • Easter at the Cannery – special activities take place today for younger children at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Richmond’s Steveston Village. (TBC)

Other Events & Activities

  • Spring Salmon Eggs-Travaganza – kid-friendly Easter activities at the Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster. (TBC)
  • Spring Break – public school holidays (March 18 to 29).
    • See our article about Spring Break for a list of kid-friendly activities taking place all across the Lower Mainland.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improvisational theatre on Granville Island. Today features the Theatresports show.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.

Outdoor Adventures & Activities

 

The Big Easter Run

 

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Easter Events & Activities

  • Easter Long Weekend – click this link for a list of Easter-related things to do including the following:
    • The Big Easter Run – a fun and social running race at Jericho Beach. There are 1 km, 5 km and 10 km routes. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP10 and save 10% on the price of registration.)
    • Hello Spring Art Fair & Egg Hunt – a family-friendly event with art, crafts and treats at the Pacific Arts Market at 1448 West Broadway.
    • Baby Animal Easter Days – family-friendly Easter activities with animals and the Easter Bunny at Maan Farms in Abbotsford. On the same dates there is also a pancake breakfast. (TBC)
    • Easterfest at Taves Farm – family-friendly activities at Taves Farm including hay rides, egg hunts, farm animals to see and play structures to play on. (TBC)
    • Easter at Fantasy Farms – the family-friendly Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza event opens today with train rides, farm animals, egg hunting and more. There’s also an adults-only Easter egg hunt at night.
    • Easter Egg Hunt at Greendale Acres – family-friendly Easter activities at the popular farm in Chilliwack. (TBC)
    • Easter at the Cannery – special activities take place today for younger children at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Richmond’s Steveston Village. (TBC)
    • Spring Salmon Eggs-Travaganza – kid-friendly Easter activities at the Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster. (TBC)

Other Events & Activities

  • Kids Neon Painting Party – a family-friendly event with ultraviolet lights at the Pacific Arts Market at 1448 West Broadway. Admission includes neon paints, canvas, snack and an apron to protect your clothing.
  • Super Saturday at FRDC – the Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts a special event designed for families with young children. Everyone is welcome. Guided tours are also available in the afternoon. (TBC)
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improvisational theatre on Granville Island. Today features the Theatresports show.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Improv Centre

 

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Events & Activities

  • Easter Sunday – various Easter-themed activities take place around the Lower Mainland including the following:

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats Tour and Really Gay History tours.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

Sunday Markets

Other Events & 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 2024 Events

Below is a list of events and activities that may or may not also happen in March 2024.

 

Shows and Entertainment

 

Other March Events & Attractions

  • 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)
  • Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Taves Farm – food, drinks and an Easter egg hunt for adults at Taves Farm & Estate Cidery in Abbotsford. (TBC)
  • Outside/In – free indoor and outdoor entertainment in New Westminster. (TBC)
  • 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. (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. (TBC)
  • Fraser Valley Wedding Festival – a bridal fair and wedding show at Cascades Casino Resort in Langley. (TBC, but likely not happening.)
  • Spring Break Up Country Music Festival – a music festival at the TRADEX Centre in Abbotsford. (TBC)
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver. (It sometimes happens in March. In 2024, however, it runs from February 22 to 27.)

 

Food & Drinks Events and Parties

  • BC Beer & Beverage Festival – a beer-themed event at the TRADEX Centre in Abbotsford. (TBC)
  • Bunnies & Booze – an Easter event for adults at Maan Farms in Abbotsford. The event includes beer or wine, appetizers, dinner, games and an Easter egg hunt. (TBC)
  • Food Truck Wars – a food truck festival event featuring dozens of food vendors, market vendors and live entertainment somewhere in the Lower Mainland. (TBC)
  • Holi Fest Bollywood Boat Party – a nightclub-style event out on the water with Vancouver Boat Parties. (TBC)
  • Saint Patrick’s Day Boat Party – an Irish-themed nightclub-style event out on the water with Vancouver Boat Parties. (TBC)

 

Other Featured Attractions

  • Discovery Days at the FRDC – special family-friendly activities take place at the Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster throughout the school spring vacation. (TBC)
  • PlayDome – amusement rides and midway games at the indoor carnival at BC Place Stadium. (Usually during Spring Break, but 2024 details are to be confirmed.)
  • Maan Farms Barnyard Adventures – the hobby farm and children’s play structures are open at Maan Farms in Abbotsford during spring Break. (TBC)
  • Burnaby Village – the outdoor museum is open for the Spring Break holidays. Admission is free. (TBC)
  • BC Sportsmen’s Show – the province’s biggest event for fishing, hunting, boating and other outdoor activities at Tradex in Abbotsford. (March 1 to 3, 2024)

 


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.