The 11 Best Things to do in Vancouver for Spring 2017

Spring 2017 can’t come soon enough to Vancouver after one of our snowiest winters in years. We’re beyond excited for some of our favourite activities to come out of hibernation.

Here are the 11 best things to do in Vancouver for Spring 2017:

By Cecilia Ryan

1. Vancouver Photowalks – Cherry Blossoms Tour

Vancouver Spring 2017 cherry blossoms tour

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Professional photographers take you on a tour and show you how to use your camera/smart phone to its fullest potential. Enjoy Vancouver’s 40,000+ cherry blossoms and have the instagram-worthy shots to prove it!

2. Vancouver Foodie Tours – World’s Best Food Truck Tour

Vancouver Food Tour Spring 2017

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After a long winter, the World’s Best Food Truck Tour returns! Foodie tour guides lead groups in downtown Vancouver to 4 of the city’s best food trucks. Mouth-watering tastings guaranteed.

3. Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge

experience vancouver group grouse mountain wildlife refuge breakfast with the bears spring 2017

Photo credit – Grouse Mountain

Can’t bear to wait any longer for Spring? Neither can our grizzly friends, Grinder and Coola who will soon be finishing their hibernation. Head up for Breakfast with the Bears and watch these guys frolicking in the spring sunshine.

4. Vancouver Water Adventures – Granite Falls Tour

Vancouver Zodiac Tour For Spring 2017

Photo credit – Cecilia Ryan

With the sun shining, Vancouver’s water suddenly looks oh-so-appealing. Join the Granite Falls Tour and zip up the Indian Arm in a zodiac to parts of Vancouver you may never have seen before.

5. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

experience vancouver group Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden spring 2017

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Starting May 1st, opening hours are longer and tour times more frequent. Relax and enjoy the beauty of Vancouver’s classical Chinese garden.

6. Cycling the Seawall

experience vancouver group cycling seawall spring 2017

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When the sun is shining, a bike ride around the Vancouver Seawall is a must. With a wet and snowy winter, cycling hasn’t been high on the ‘to-do’ list but as spring rolls in, we roll out!

7. Spot Prawn Festival

experience vancouver group foodie tours spot prawn festival spring 2017

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On Saturday May 13, 2017, come enjoy a BC delicacy; Vancouverites come running when Spot Prawn season begins. For fresh-from-the-boat Spot Prawns, check out the Spot Prawn Boil!

8. Sen Pad Thai opens on Granville Island

experience vancouver group granville island sen pad thai chef angus an spring 2017

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Granville Island alone is a spring time joy with abundant fresh food and False Creek views to enjoy. This spring, there are even more reasons to visit as it becomes home to Chef Angus An’s fifth Vancouver eatery – Sen Pad Thai.

9. Whistler World Ski and Snowboard Festival

experience vancouver group whistler ski snowboard festival spring 2017

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Just a 2 hour drive away, Whistler hosts 10 days of free outdoor concerts, ski and snowboard competitions and displays, art, movies and more! Make the most of bluebird days and your last laps of the season. April 7-16th.

10. Farmers Markets

experience vancouver group farmers market spring 2017

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Farmers Markets return and weekends can be spent as they should be: supporting the community whilst simultaneously stuffing our faces with delicious fresh produce!

11. National Canadian Film Day 150

experience vancouver group national canadian film day 150 spring 2017

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April 19th is National Canadian Film Day! There will be over 1700 screenings country wide of Canada’s greatest movies as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations. Tickets are free to showings at the Vancouver International Film Centre but must be reserved in advance.