On both the day of Easter and during the days before Easter, Vancouver has special Easter events for all ages, including Easter Egg Hunts, visits with the Easter Bunny and more.
Use this list of the Top 5 Easter Events in Vancouver to plan your holiday in the city.
See also: Complete Guide to Easter in Vancouver for places to eat Easter Brunch, Community Centre Easter egg hunts, and more ways to celebrate Easter in Vancouver.
Every Easter, the Stanley Park Miniature Train transforms into the Easter Train, with a themed ride through a decorated forest, the Easter Bunny, and an Easter egg hunt on the grounds. This is one of the best Easter events in Vancouver for young kids and toddlers, though it is open to all ages. Bring your own basket for the egg hunt!
The gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden hosts one of the best Easter events in Vancouver for kids 2 - 12: the A-Mazing Egg Hunt. This year, the Hunt includes animals at a CinemaZoo exhibit, plus kids' art activities, the Egg Hunt, and the Easter Bunny. The event includes live music and a magic show, plus the egg hunt. Tickets for this event are sold out quickly, so move quickly!
Another Easter event in Vancouver that hosts an Easter egg hunt--led by the Easter Bunny himself--is the all-ages Easter Brunch on Grouse Mountain. (Grouse Mountain, about 20 minutes north of downtown Vancouver, is one of the Top 10 Vancouver Attractions.) Tickets to the event include the Skyride and Mountaintop admission, plus a fixed-price Easter brunch.
Easter at Lonsdale Quay
North Van's Lonsdale Quay Market and Cobbs Bread host an Easter event for kids 2 - 10, with an Easter egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny. (Easter eggs are first-come, first-find, so bring the kids early.)
Burnaby Central Railway Season Opening
One of the best attractions for kids in Vancouver is the Miniature Burnaby Central Railway, located about 10 minutes east of the PNE in northwest Burnaby. All ages can hop aboard 1/8th scale model miniature trains for a ride around their six-acre park. The Railway opens on Good Friday (March 25, 2016) for its spring/summer season (it's closed through the winter months), so you can ride the rails on Saturday, March 26, or Sunday, March 27.