Celebrate spring break and Easter at Vancouver Park Board facilities
March 11 2016
Looking for ways to entertain and educate your children during spring break and Easter? The Vancouver Park Board has it covered!
“We pride ourselves in delivering services that meet the needs of families year-round and we really step up our programming to keep kids engaged and stimulated during school holidays,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung.
Stanley Park train
The Stanley Park train begins operating March 12 in time for spring break. From March 19 to 28, it transforms into the Easter Train.
This seasonal attraction includes:
- An Easter bunny performance
- Easter egg hunt – outdoors on sunny days and indoors if it’s raining
- Games, crafts, and face painting.
The site is wheelchair accessible, including the train, which is covered on rainy days.
VanDusen Garden and Bloedel Conservatory
At VanDusen Garden, find your way through the hedge maze, spot local wildlife, enjoy a family picnic, and discover more than 7,000 different plants from around the world.
Prefer an indoor activity? Warm up and enjoy the exotic birds and plants inside the Bloedel Conservatory, at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park.
Receive two free child admissions with the purchase of a regular price adult, senior or youth admission from March 14 to 24.
Community centre programs
Most community centres are offering spring break camps – covering everything from cartooning and forensic science to dance and basketball.
While some programs are full, others have openings including at Kerrisdale, Douglas Park, Creekside, and Hillcrest centres.
Community centres across the city also have Easter activities taking place:
- Easter egg hunts at the Roundhouse and Marpole-Oakridge community centres on March 26
- Holiday Family Fun at Sunset Community Centre on March 28
- Easter luncheon at Trout Lake community Centre on April 8
- Easter eggstravaganzas at Kerrisdale, Kitsilano, Douglas, False Creek, Renfrew, and Sunset community centres (various dates)
Fraserview Golf Course is offering camps and spots are still available. Camps will cover ball striking, short game, video feedback, swing drills, and golf-related education.
During morning play on the course, young golfers will enjoy age-appropriate game skills that will be reinforced during afternoon training sessions.
Pitch and putt courses at Stanley, Rupert, and Queen Elizabeth parks re-opened for the season on March 10 and will stay open, weather permitting.