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Easter activities at Park Board facilities

March 27 2015

Easter Train

Celebrate all things Easter with our Easter Train, Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt, and other Easter-themed activities at Vancouver Park Board facilities.

Easter is the only time of the year when it’s safe to put all your eggs in one basket … at least at the Easter Train in Stanley Park!

Easter Train

The Easter Train takes off in Stanley Park:

  • March 28 and 29
  • April 1 to 6

The popular ride includes an:

  • Easter egg hunt—outdoors on sunny days and indoors if it’s raining
  • Games, crafts, face painting, and of course the Easter bunny and chick

Tickets:

  • $8.75 / children
  • $3.50 / adults

The site is wheelchair accessible, including the train, which is covered on rainy days.

About the train

The miniature train includes a replica of Canadian Pacific Railway Engine #374, which is famous for pulling Canada's first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1880s.

Today, the train operates as a seasonal attraction and features various themes throughout the year, including Ghost Train in October and Bright Nights in December. It is one of Vancouver's most popular family attractions, carrying more than 200,000 passengers per year.

Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt

The seventh annual Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden is April 4 and 5 and will run rain or shine. Parent supervision is required.

Children two to 12 years of age can hunt for eggs in three different areas of the garden and exchange their coloured eggs for a prize package at the chocolate station.

After the hunt, kids can:

  • Interact with animals at the CinemaZoo exhibit
  • Meet the Easter Bunny
  • Decorate a clay pot and plant carrots to take home

Tickets cost $15.00 and include garden admission for the hunt participant plus up to two parents or guardians.

Community centres

Community centres across the city have organized Easter activities including:

  • An Easter carnival at:
    • Coal Harbour Community Centre on March 28
    • Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre on April 4
  • Breakfast with bunny at:
    • West Point Grey Community Centre on March 28
    • Kensington Community Centre on April 4
  • Easter eggstravaganza at:
    • Douglas Park Community Centre on March 28
    • False Creek, Kerrisdale, Kitsilano, and Renfrew communtiy centres on April 4

Contact your local community centre about additional programming.

Learn more about activities available

Stanley Park Railway Easter Train

Easter Train

Celebrate spring with a fun-filled ride on Easter Train, an Easter egg hunt, and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Visit VanDusen Botanical Garden, a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world.

Community centers offer programs like yoga classes

Community centres

We operate 24 community centres around the city. Find out where they are and what programs and services they offer.