Spring Break at the Malahat Skywalk on Vancouver Island

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Experience the incredible scenery from the 10-storey Malahat Skywalk on Vancouver Island this spring as kids 17 and under get in free (with an accompanying adult or senior ticket). Start your visit with a walk through arbutus trees on the TreeWalk, take in the views of Inlet waters, mountains, and islands from 250 meters above sea level.

Malahat SkyWalk Photo credit Malahat SkyWalk
Malahat SkyWalk Photo credit Malahat SkyWalk

Spring Break at the Malahat Skywalk

  • When: March 11 to 31, 2023
  • Where: 901 Trans-Canada Hwy, Malahat, BC
  • Tickets: Kids 17 and under visit free with purchase of one adult or senior ticket online using code SPRING23. Tickets can be purchased online.

Take in the view of Saanich Inlet, Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, Mount Baker, and more, from every level of the 10-storey Spiral Tower. Step out onto the 84-meter mesh Adventure net, suspended high at the top of the tower, take a 20-meter spiral slide down, and walk through the elevated TreeWalk amongst the Arbutus and Douglas Fir forest as you learn about the nature, history, and culture of the area.

Join your friends and family at the outdoor fire pit to sit back and enjoy each others company around the campfire. Keep your eyes out for birds, frogs, and other critters in the forest as well as peeled driftwood art installations of owls, cougars, and blue herons.

Just a short 35-minute drive north of Victoria, Malahat SkyWalk is Vancouver Island’s newest premier year-round attraction and is accessible for all guests, providing a connection to nature like never before. 

For more information and the latest news on the Kids Visit Free offer, follow Malahat SkyWalk on Instagram, and connect on Facebook.

Pi Theatre Presents Black & Rural

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Led by playwright and performer Shayna Jones’s own experiences of small-town living, Black & Rural digs deep into the lives and hearts of Black Canadian’s living in the countryside and intersperses the voices of real interviewees with music and generative mythology about Black life in agrarian communities.

Pi Theatre Presents Black & Rural. Production Image.
Pictured: Shayna Jones. Photo Credit: Louis Bockner

Pi Theatre Presents Black & Rural

  • When: March 31 to April 15, 2023
  • Where: Pacific Theatre (1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: Pay-what-you-can preview March 30 at 8:00pm. For regular tickets $37.50 call (604) 731-5518 or buy online. Accessible $15 tickets available for every show.

A guest Production from Pi Theatre, presented in Pacific Theatre, Black & Rural is a world premier with original music composed and performed by Rufus Cappadocia and direction from Pi’s artistic director Richard Wolfe.

Black & Rural weaves Afro-centric folklore (including tales by Shayna Jones) with explorations of Black life in the countryside. Intermingled with Jones’s own story are recordings from her compatriots, spanning generations of Black Canadians building lives far from urbanity. Exploring everything from the isolation of being the only Black face in a White community to the power and autonomy derived from working with the land you live on, Black & Rural illuminates a community separated by thousands of miles, but with an undeniable bond of shared experience and hopes.

Follow Pi Theatre on Facebook and the Black & Rural Project for more information.

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Macaron Day in Vancouver 2023

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Bakeries and cafes around the world have dedicated March 20 as a day to enjoy sweet treats while bringing attention to important causes. Check out these participating cafes in Vancouver this Macaron Day.

Macaron Day in Vancouver 2023

  • Where: Mon Paris Patisserie (4396 Beresford St., Burnaby)
  • Cause: In honour of this annual meaningful event, Mon Paris Pâtisserie is celebrating the exquisite French treat by bringing back one of its most popular seasonal flavours: Sakura and Strawberry, and donating 50% of all macaron sales on March 18th and 19th to the BC Hospitality Foundation. Pastry chef/owner, Elena Krasnova, has created three exclusive macaron flavours to commemorate the spring equinox and International Macaron Day: Sakura and Strawberry, Coffee, and Blackcurrant. These limited edition flavours are sure to tantalize your taste buds and warm your heart. Your purchases will not only satisfy your cravings but also help support the BC Hospitality Foundation which raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a health condition.
Macarons for macaron Day 2023
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  • Where: Faubourg 769 Hornby St & 2156 W 41st Ave in Vancouver
  • Where: Chez Christophe 4717 Hastings, Burnaby & 1558 Johnston Rd, White Rock
  • Cause: Partnering once again to support a common cause! This year Chez Christophe and Fauburg Macaron Day efforts will support those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.​​​​​​​​ ​​On March 18th and 21st, their special Macaron Packs will be available for in-store purchase at both locations. Together they will be donating proceeds from macaron sales to the Red Cross Canada Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria Appeal. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Journée internationale du macaron

Macaron Day was founded in France (Journée internationale du macaron) by Pierre Hermé in 2006. It’s a day to celebrate the colours of spring with a bright palette of treats. Macaron Day events will be happening overseas, in New York, and in Toronto. Over the last few years it has become a Vancouver tradition as well.

Macarons (not to be confused with macaroons) are meringue-based confections commonly filled with buttercream or jam with a delicate soft and crunchy outer shell. All you need to do is visit a participating “Macaron Day” bakery or cafe on March 20th and you’ll be given a macaron and be invited to make a donation their chosen charity.

Easterfest at Taves Family Farm

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Bring your family to Taves Family Farm to celebrate Easter in the country this spring! Take a hayride out to the apple orchard for an egg hunt, see lots of animals and have the chance to pet bunnies and goats, ride the pedal karts, and more at Easterfest 2023.

A family walks through the field at Taves Easterfest
Taves Family Farm Easterfest. Photo submitted.

Easterfest 2023
Family & Dog Friendly Fun

  • When: April 7 to 10, 2023 from 9:15 am to 4:00 pm
  • Where: Taves Family Farms at 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: On sale now! $11.95 walking age and up TREATpass, $12.95 dog TREATpass

Even four-legged members of the family are welcome this spring to Taves Family Farm for hayrides, petting bunnies and goats, seeing plenty of other farm animals, jumping pillows, pedal karts, and delicious treats for both people and dog family members. Collect delicious treats from concession such as Bunny Butt ice cream, mini donuts, hot dogs, and more.

Add-On Tickets are available everyday and include participation in the egg hunt. TREATpass for Saturday and Sunday give visitors the opportunity to watch a magicians performance or purchase food and beverages from Steamworks food truck. Dog TREATpass allows your dog to visit multiple stations throughout the farm to collect local dog products and treats in their own Easter egg hunt.

Adult Easter Fun

A fun night at the farm for those 19 and over includes a twilight Easter egg hunt, live music from Ryan McAllister on Friday and Kyle Pierce on Saturday, food truck bites from Steamworks, cider flights, goat petting, jumping pillow, and prizes for best Easter Hat and finder of the golden egg.

  • When: March 31 and April 1, 2023 from 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm
  • Where: Taves Family Farms at 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: On sale now! $76.55, 19+

Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to Canuck Place.

Easter at Maan Farms

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Enjoy the Easter holiday at Maan Farms in Abbotsford with BAE (Baby Animal Easter) Days and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny for family fun, as well as Bunnies & Booze for adults.

Maan Farms Easter Ice Cream
Egg-Cellent Ice Cream. Photo submitted.

Easter at Maan Farms – BAE Days

Baby Animal Easter Days takes visitors on a hunt for colourful Easter eggs hidden at seven animal stations as an activity booklet teaches about bunnies, ducklings, chicks, calves, goats, lambs, and pigs. Explore the Barnyard Adventureland attractions including the playground, zipline, pedal go karts, and more. Enjoy treats from Maan Farms Country Kitchen such as lemon mini donuts and handmade chocolate soft serve as well as savoury dishes like butter chicken and naan tacos.

VIP passes are available for purchase and include animal feed, mini donuts, a glass of Maan Farms Estate Winery’s berry wine or strawberry lemonade, chocolate, and a comback pass.

  • When: April 7th to 10th, 2023
  • Where:  Maan Farms at 790 McKenzie Rd (Abbotsford)
  • Tickets: On sale now! Walking age and up: $21 online. Parents: $17 online, $15.50 at the door.
    • BAE Days VIP pass $40 in addition to general admission tickets, VIP pass includes animal feed, mini donuts, a glass of Maan Farms Estate Winery’s berry wine or strawberry lemonade, chocolate, and a “comeback pass”.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

In addition to seeing the Easter Bunny around the farm during BAE Days, join in an immersive Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9:00am to 10:30am every morning. Visitors will meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a breakfast menu of pancakes with strawberries and whip cream, sausages, and a drink.

  • When: April 7th to 10th, 2023 from 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Where: Maan Farms at 790 McKenzie Rd (Abbotsford)
  • Tickets: On Sale Now! $16 admission

Bunnies & Booze

Bunnies & Booze is a 90’s themed egg hunt for those 19 and older including fun games, the chance to meet the Easter Bunny, appetizers and dinner made by Mama Maan’s Country Kitchen served with Maan Farms Estate Winner’ys berry wine or a glass of beer.

  • When: April 1st, 2023 starting at 5:00pm
  • Where:  Maan Farms at 790 McKenzie Rd (Abbotsford)
  • Tickets: On sale now! $79 admission, 19+

For more information about the Maan Farms Easter event follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

Maan Farms is a third-generation family-owned and operated farm, located in the Fraser Valley. The Maans are always thinking of new ways to engage Lower Mainland communities, and strongly believe in hospitality, treating guests as if they were personally inviting them into their own home. With a welcoming nature, rooted in their cultural heritage, guests are guaranteed a fun farm experience.