Well spring is here and with it the first major holiday of the season. Easter evokes memories of home for me, fish and chip Friday's, glazed ham and chocolate covered faces, time with loved ones. As the fabled bunny prepares to hop along the rabbit trail, locals are gearing up for festivities and egg hunts just like me. Whether you and your family celebrate the resurrection of Christ or the first full moon cycle of Spring, Easter in Vancouver is always a fun and memorable time. Are you looking to add some new memories this weekend? If so, I have found the best Easter events this city has to offer for every age group and interest.

Miniature Train And Easter Events

At Easter each year, Stanley Park's miniature train falls under the rabbit's rule. Enjoy the Easter festivities in the park with the whole family. The train runs daily throughout the Easter season, rain or shine. With a fully covered ride, passengers can enjoy the trip in even the wettest of spring showers. The park also hosts annual egg hunts where children can hunt for chocolate and goodies. Craft stations are also set up for children to construct handmade creations and memories they can cherish for years to come. Beyond the Easter festivities lie more of Stanley Park for families to explore and enjoy. With so much to do in Vancouver's first and finest park, Stanley Park is a great place to spend the day outdoors and celebrate the Spring season.

Egg Hunt In The Beautiful Botanical Gardens

Another wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors this Easter is at Vancouver's VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Children aged ten and under are invited to the garden for an annual egg hunt. This event is always a successful one, and tickets must be purchased in advance at the garden shop. Wandering the beautiful garden paths is a popular way to spend some time with family (and of course the bunny). The smell of spring is as sweet as the chocolate at Vancouver's most celebrated award winning garden.

Grouse Gathering Offers Food And Fun

Head for higher ground, and enjoy a buffet brunch with your chocolate this Easter. Grouse Mountain invites children of all ages to a feast and find each year, and it's always a good time. Purchase tickets in advance and head to the mountain to celebrate a family holiday filled with food and fun. Of course, the magic of the bunny is not lost, as the rabbit himself manages to host yet another Easter event in Vancouver. With Easter falling later in the season this year, the sun and warmth will likely meet you at the event (or at least we can hope).

With so many eggs hunts and celebrations going on at churches, parks and businesses throughout the city, the hunt is on for this year's best Easter event. There is food and fun for every family to share, and many different places to spend the holiday together. The eggs and rabbit of Easter are symbolic of fertility, and makes for holiday festivities that celebrate children and family. Whatever you track down and discover, enjoy the spirit of the season, and the coming of spring this Easter in Vancouver.